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1704 - Capture of SQUIRREL

28th October. The 6th rate ship Squirrel of 20 guns was launched from the Yard. She was captured by 3 French ships at the back of the Goodwin Sands on 7th July 1706; the French kept her name in translation, which was Ecureuil; she was recaptured by the British on 15th March 1708 but was damaged and foundered before she could reach port.