HMS Squirrel (1582)
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Fate:||Lost with all hands on 9 September 1583 in a storm near the Azores|
|Displacement:||8 or 10 tons|
HMS Squirrel was a discovery vessel launched in 1582 and lost with all hands in 1583.
The Squirrel was the ship used in Sir Humphrey Gilbert's early 1580s expedition to Newfoundland and the north-eastern coast of North America under the command of Simon Fernandez. The initial aim of the voyage was to reach the area of Narrangansett Bay, which it did before returning to England within three months.