Ship Name

Bethel

Type

brig

Origins/Provenance

Massachusetts

Era

Anglo-American Atlantic World (1641-1750)

Year Launched

1748

Home Waters

Off Boston

Function

Military

Primary Propulsion

Wind/Sail

Hull

wood

Historical Note

Engaged in successful privateer action against Spanish galleon; greatly enriched the Quincy family of Massachusetts. Its 1748 painting is the first known painting of a colonial-built ship.