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HMS Squirrel (1755)

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Name  HMS Squirrel
Laid down  19 March 1755
Commissioned  October 1755
Construction started  19 March 1755
Builder  Woolwich Dockyard
Ordered  30 October 1754
Completed  28 December 1755
Out of service  Sold 16 January 1783
Launched  23 October 1755

HMS Squirrel was a Royal Navy sixth rate post ship, built in 1755.


HMS Squirrel was originally constructed in Woolwich Dockyard and launched on 23 October 1755, and mounted 20 guns, all on the upper deck. After serving during the French and Indian War, she was used to enforce customs laws in New England prior to the American Revolution. In 1764 while in Newport, Rhode Island Squirrel came to the assistance of HMS St John, which was attacked by American colonists on Goat Island (Rhode Island).

On 23 December 1781 Squirrel was in company with Antigua, Dunkirk, and Cambridge at the capture of the Dutch ship De Vrow Esther.

Squirrel was in active service until she was sold on 16 January 1783.


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