Bonetta

7501
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.7.1755BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down16.7.1755BWAS-1714
Named29.7.1755BWAS-1714
Launched4.2.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned31.12.1755
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBonetta Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry BirdBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigSnow
Sold1.11.1776BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck86' 4"Imperial Feet26.2297 
Length of Keel71' 4"Imperial Feet21.7424 
Breadth24' 6"Imperial Feet7.3533 
Depth in Hold10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Forward5' 8"Imperial Feet1.7272 
Draught Aft8' 9"Imperial Feet2.667 
Burthen227 6094Tons BM 

Armament


4.2.1756Broadside Weight = 33 Imperial Pound ( 14.9658 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1755100Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.12.1755 - 19.1.1758CommanderJohn Clark (c.1712-1789) ADM 6/18/223BWAS-171419.1.1758 - 29.1.1759CommanderRichard King (1730-1806) ADM 6/18/474BWAS-171429.1.1759 - 2.8.1759CommanderJohn Houlton (c.1728-1791) ADM 6/18/85
Issued by John Moore (1717/18-1779), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 16.8.1759
BWAS-1714
2.6.1760 - 2.7.1762CommanderLancelot Holmes (c.1729-1785) ADM 6/19/170BWAS-17142.7.1762 - 6.2.1764CommanderJohn Carey (c.1715-1782) ADM 6/20/4
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 18.1.1764
BWAS-1714
20.6.1765 - 16.7.1767CommanderEdward Michael Pakenham (1743-1792) ADM 6/20/79ADM 6/2016.7.1767 - 6.8.1767CommanderThomas Cookson (c.1711-1775) ADM 6/20/174ADM 6/206.8.1767 - 10.1.1771CommanderJames Wallace (c.1732-1803) ADM 6/20/176BWAS-171421.1.1771 - 28.8.1772CommanderMathew Squire (d.1800) ADM 6/20/340BWAS-171428.8.1772 - 18.1.1775CommanderWilliam Duddingston (1740-1817) ADM 6/20/455ADM 6/20

Service History


DateEventSource
16.7.1755Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
4.2.1756Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £1708.10.10dBWAS-1714
4.2.1756Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
27.2.1756Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1709.9.9dBWAS-1714
1.8.1757Action off Flushing
8.4.1758Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
2.8.1759Paid offADM 51
24.1.1762Sailed for the BahamasBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
6.2.1764Paid offADM 51
7.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.1766Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1767RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1767Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3087.17.6dBWAS-1714
12.9.1767Sailed for FloridaBWAS-1714
6.8.1772Paid off at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich ADM 51
1.11.1776Sold at Woolwich for £280BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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