H.M.S. Bonetta (1907)

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H.M.S. Bonetta (1907)
Builder: Palmer[1]
Ordered: Purchased 1909[2]
Launched: 14 Jan, 1907[3]
Completed: 27 Mar, 1909[4]
Sold: 7 Jun, 1920[5]

H.M.S. Bonetta was one of twenty-four "B" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "30 knotter".

Along with Albacore, Bonetta was one of two Palmer destroyers built "on spec" and subsequently purchased in 1909 by the Admiralty to replace destroyers lost in accidents.

Service

In mid-1913, she was serving in a patrol flotilla, the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla.[6]

From January to December, 1915, she was part of the Ninth Submarine Flotilla which was operating as the Clyde Local Defence Flotilla.[7]

In January, 1916, she moved over to serve in the same capacity with the Sixth Submarine Flotilla, operating off the East Coast of England. The flotilla was redesignated the Second Submarine Flotilla in December, 1916, but Bonetta stayed fast. By the time the flotilla was disbanded in October or November, 1918, Bonetta was the only surface ship taking care of the four coastal submarines in the formation.[8]

Guns

By 1912-13, her three 12-pdr P. I mountings bore register numbers 247, 249 and 248. They were all fitted with "Training Gear".[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 304.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 287.
  7. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 13, present through December edition.
  8. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1916). p. 16, through Supplements to November, 1918.
  9. The National Archives. ADM 186/182. p. 55.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 17 June, 1909. Issue 38988, col B, p. 9.
  11. Bather Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/438. f. 438.
  12. Bather Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/438. f. 438.
  13. Tweedie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 332.
  14. Tweedie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 332.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 286.
  16. Bayly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 155.
  17. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 287.
  18. Bayly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 155.
  19. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 190.
  20. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 190.
  21. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 288.
  22. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  23. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  24. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392m.
  25. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391w.
  26. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 744.

Bibliography


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Griffon Locust Panther Seal Wolf
Express Orwell Lively Sprightly Success
Spiteful Peterel Myrmidon Syren Kangaroo
  Arab Cobra Albacore Bonetta  
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