The Bonetta class was a class of three sloops of wooden construction built for the Royal Navy between 1755 and 1756. All three were built by contract with commercial builders to a common design prepared by Thomas Slade, the Surveyor of the Navy.
|Preceded by:||Cruizer (1752) class|
|General characteristics (common design)|
|Tons burthen:||220 43⁄94 bm|
|Beam:||24 ft 4 in (7.4 m)|
|Depth of hold:||10 ft 10 in (3.30 m) (vessels without platform in hold)|
|Sail plan:||Snow rig|
All three were ordered on 9 July 1755, assigned names on 29 July 1755, and were built as two-masted snow-rigged vessels.
|Bonetta||9 July 1755||Henry Bird,
Globe Stairs, Rotherhithe
|4 February 1756||Sold 1 November 1776 at Woolwich.|
|Merlin||9 July 1755||John Quallett,
|20 March 1756||Captured 23 August 1778 by the French |
in the Mediterranean.
(Recaptured 26 August 1780 by British privateer Fame and burnt).
|Spy||9 July 1755||Robert Inwood, Rotherhithe||3 February 1756||Sold 3 September 1773 at Sheerness.|
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