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
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.4.1779 - 14.1.1782CommanderRalph Dundas (c.1730-1787) ADM 6/21/536BWAS-171414.1.1782 - 27.7.1782CommanderJames Cotes (d.1802) ADM 6/23/22
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 29.1.1783
BWAS-1714
1.8.1782 - 3.1.1785CommanderRichard Goodwin Keats (1757-1834) ADM 6/23/262
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 19.1.1785
BWAS-1714
30.3.1787 - 22.11.1790CommanderWilliam Henry Ricketts ADM 6/23/391BWAS-17146.6.1791 - 13.10.1791CommanderWilliam Elliot (d.1838) ADM 6/24/124BWAS-171424.5.1792 - 2.4.1794CommanderGraham Moore (1764-1843) ADM 6/24/165BWAS-17141.1.1793 - 14.1.1793LieutenantCharles John Moore Mansfield (1760-1813)HMS012.4.1794 - 3.1795CommanderCharles Wemyss (d.1826)BWAS-171419.3.1795 - 1796CommanderJohn Tremayne RoddBWAS-171411.1.1796 - 12.1796CommanderJohn Temple (d.1808)BWAS-1714

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)
12.9.1782Took the Hired Vessel Ship Sophie (28)
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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
HMS01HMS MinotaurVariousWeb Site
 

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