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Bonetta

3366
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.4.1778BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.1778BWAS-1714
Launched29.4.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan Class (1766)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1784
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John PerryBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1783-1810
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up10.1797BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 9"Imperial Feet29.2989 
Length of Keel79' 3"Imperial Feet24.0877 
Breadth27' 0"Imperial Feet8.2296 
Depth in Hold12' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen307 2894Tons BM 

Armament


29.4.1779Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Forecastle4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1794Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.5.1766125Design Complement

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.4.1779 - 14.1.1782Commander
Ralph DundasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1787
ADM 6/21/536
BWAS-1714
14.1.1782 - 27.7.1782Commander
James CotesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1793
ADM 6/23/22
Issued by
Robert DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1805
, North America
Confirmed 29.1.1783
BWAS-1714
1.8.1782 - 3.1.1785Commander
Richard Goodwin KeatsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1825
ADM 6/23/262
Issued by
Robert DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1805
, North America
Confirmed 19.1.1785
BWAS-1714
30.3.1787 - 21.11.1790Commander
William Henry RickettsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1801
ADM 6/23/391
BWAS-1714
22.11.1790 - 21.12.1790Commander
James BissettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
Transfered ADM 6/24/89
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 11.2.1791Commander
John O'BryenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1798
Transfered ADM 6/24/89
ADM 6/24
6.6.1791 - 13.10.1791Commander
William ElliotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1823
ADM 6/24/124
BWAS-1714
24.5.1792 - 2.4.1794Commander
Graham MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1824
ADM 6/24/165
BWAS-1714
1.1.1793 - 14.1.1793Lieutenant
Charles John Moore MansfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1807
HMS01
2.4.1794 - 3.1795Commander
Charles WemyssBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1802
BWAS-1714
19.3.1795 - 1796Commander
John Tremayne RoddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1825
BWAS-1714
11.1.1796 - 12.1796Commander
John TempleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1813
BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.11.1790 - 28.3.1791Lieutenant
John RichardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1809
Transfered ADM 6/24/90
ADM 6/24
6.6.1791 - 29.7.1791First Lieutenant
Jeremiah EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1796
ADM 6/24/124
ADM 6/24
6.6.1791 - 29.7.1791Second Lieutenant
John EatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1797
ADM 6/24/124
ADM 6/24
30.7.1791 - 13.10.1791First Lieutenant
John EatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1797
ADM 6/24/128
ADM 6/24
30.7.1791 - 13.10.1791Second Lieutenant
John TuckerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1794
ADM 6/24/128
ADM 6/24
14.10.1791 - 1791First Lieutenant
John EatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1797
ADM 6/24/140
ADM 6/24
14.10.1791 - 1791Second Lieutenant
John TuckerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1794
ADM 6/24/140
ADM 6/24

Service History


DateEventSource
30.4.1779Began coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
13.7.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3423.1.11dBWAS-1714
4.10.1779Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
19.10.1781Handed to the Americans at the surrender of YorktownBWAS-1714
3.1.1782Taken by
Amphion (32) 1780-1796
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

12.9.1782Took the Ship
La Sophie (28) 1782-1782
French 28 Gun
Hired Ship

1786Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1786Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
3.1787RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1787Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4135.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.7.1787Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1.1791Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1791Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3318.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1791RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1792Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1792Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1083.0.0dBWAS-1714
14.4.1793Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
3.1795On the Halifax StationBWAS-1714
12.1796Paid offBWAS-1714
9.9.1797Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
10.1797Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Ormonde Waters on Monday 23rd of January 2023 00:21

George Alexander Waters M.D. of Cork & Waterford served as surgeon aboard her c1793 and it was said she was usually given to Admiralty favourites. While Admiral Ricketts commanded her, he had her sides covered in gold leaf, and she was called 'the Golden Banana' by the West Indians.

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