HMS Squirrel (1785)

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History
Great Britain
Name: HMS Squirrel
Builder: Barton, Liverpool
Launched: 9 May 1785
Out of service: 6 March 1817
Fate: Sold to J Cristall for breaking up
General characteristics
Tons burthen: 563 (bm)
Length: 119 ft (36.3 m)
Beam: 32 ft 6 in (9.9 m)
Armament: 24 guns

HMS Squirrel was a Royal Navy 24-gun sixth rate, built in 1785 and broken up in 1817.[1]

On 3 March 1806, Squirrel and Mediator left Cork, escorting a convoy for the West Indies. The convoy was reported "all well" on 25 March at 27°30′N 20°30′W / 27.500°N 20.500°W / 27.500; -20.500. Squirrel was going to escort 12 merchantmen on to Demerara, Berbice, and Surinam.[2]

Squirrel, Lynx, and Driver captured three ships on 6 September: Snelle, Jager, and Engesende. Jalouse shared by agreement with Lynx and Driver in the proceeds.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Colledge, JJ; Warlow, Ben (2010). Ships of the Royal Navy. London: Casemate. p. 382. ISBN 978-1-935149--07-1.
  2. ^ Lloyd's List, n°4056 - accessed 1 December 2015.
  3. ^ "No. 15577". The London Gazette. 19 April 1803. pp. 464–465.

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