Bonetta

3365
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.5.1732BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.7.1732BWAS-1714
Launched24.8.1732BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.8.1732BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Wrecked20.10.1744BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck81' 4"Imperial Feet24.7904 
Length of Keel65' 6"Imperial Feet19.8425 
Breadth24' 0"Imperial Feet7.3152 
Depth in Hold10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen200 6494Tons BM 

Armament


8.1732Broadside Weight = 15 Imperial Pound ( 6.8028 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.8.1732 - 2.6.1734CommanderSir Roger Butler (d.1741) ADM 6/14/119BWAS-17143.6.1734 - 15.11.1737CommanderJames Cusack (d.1743) ADM 6/14/189BWAS-171423.6.1738 - 7.8.1740CommanderBenjamin Young (d.1754) ADM 6/15/126BWAS-17148.8.1740 - 16.7.1741CommanderThomas Tucker (d.1766) ADM 6/15/320BWAS-171417.7.1741 - 5.12.1743CommanderWilliam Lea (d.1744) ADM 6/15/437BWAS-17145.12.1743 - 11.9.1744CommanderSamuel Graves (1713-1787) ADM 6/17/431
Commission confirmed 17.1.1748/49
ADM 6/17
11.9.1744 - 22.10.1744CommanderGeorge Elliott (c.1714-1795) ADM 6/16/490ADM 6/16

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.8.1732 - 6.6.1734LieutenantCharles Smith ADM 6/14/119ADM 6/1423.6.1738 - 5.12.1739LieutenantFrancis Withers (d.c.1751) ADM 6/15/126ADM 6/156.12.1739 - 23.6.1741LieutenantThomas Bradley (d.1743) ADM 6/15/239ADM 6/1524.6.1741 - 11.1.1741/42LieutenantEdward Seymour (d.1741) ADM 6/15/431ADM 6/1514.10.1742 - 18.7.1743LieutenantAmbrose Cramer (d.1747) ADM 6/17/200
Issued by Edward Vernon (1684-1757), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 14.2.1746/47
ADM 6/17
25.2.1743/44 - 1.9.1744LieutenantJoseph Russell ADM 6/17/457
Issued by Sir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750)
Commission confirmed 18.4.1749
ADM 6/17
1.9.1744 - 14.9.1744LieutenantJohn Saunders ADM 6/17/181
Commission confirmed 16.12.1746
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
5.7.1732Began building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
24.8.1732Completed building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2728.1.2dBWAS-1714
24.8.1732Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1.9.1732Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1733Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
15.11.1737

Paid off

ADM 51
6.1738Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1738Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1417.6.2dBWAS-1714
10.1740Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1741Operations against Santiago
20.10.1744Wrecked in a hurricane off JamaicaBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
20.10.1744-21.10.1744Jamaica Hurricane, 1744  

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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Posted by Brian on Saturday 6th of February 2016 03:12

July 1740 - The Bonetta sloop, Capt. Young, in her passage from Oporto, met with a Spanish privateer that took the Townshend packet, and engaged her above four hours, in which the privateer lost a great many men, and was so damaged that it is beleived she foundered beforeshe got into port. The privateer had 200 men and the sloop but 40.

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