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Atalanta -> 1797 Helena

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
American sloop 'Atalanta' (1781) (14) 1781-1781
American 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Captured7.7.1781BWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness DANFS
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold8.1802BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 7"Imperial Feet29.2904 
Length of Keel78' 10"Imperial Feet23.7744 
Breadth26' 9"Imperial Feet7.9629 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen300 494Tons BM 

Armament


7.7.1781Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.5.1766125Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
28.6.1781 - 13.3.1783Commander
Piercy BrettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1787
ADM 6/22/495
Issued by
Marriot ArbuthnotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1793
, North America
Confirmed 15.7.1782
BWAS-1714
13.3.1783 - 18.2.1785Commander
Thomas FoleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1830
ADM 6/23/273
Issued by
Robert DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1805
, North America
Confirmed 18.3.1785
ADM 6
1.12.1787Commander
George CountessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1810
ADM 6/23/440
ADM 6/23
11.9.1788 - 5.3.1790Commander
Maurice DelgarnoBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1796
Transfered ADM 6/23/477
BWAS-1714
5.3.1790 - 21.11.1790Commander
Isaac SchombergBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1803
ADM 6/24/93
Issued by
The Hon. William CornwallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1807
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 26.11.1790
ADM 6/24
19.11.1790 - 25.2.1791Commander
The Hon. Arthur Kaye LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1820
Transfered ADM 6/24/87
ADM 6/24
1.10.1791 - 1792Commander
Edward James FooteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1814
BWAS-1714
20.10.1791 - 19.11.1791Commander
Lawrence William HalsteadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
ADM 6/24/150
Confirmed 16.12.1791
ADM 6/24
1792 - 28.3.1793Commander
Lawrence HasteadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1793
BWAS-1714
5.7.1794Commander
George BurltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1802
ADM 6/25/56
ADM 6/25
6.7.1794Commander
Henry BlackwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1830
ADM 6/25/56
ADM 6/25

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.3.1784 - 4.7.1784Acting Lieutenant
Robert StopfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1830
Transfered ADM 196/68/191
ADM 196

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
6.7.1783 - 29.2.1784Midshipman
Robert StopfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1830
ADM 196/68/191
ADM 196

Service History


DateEventSource
18.2.1785

Paid off

ADM 34
6.1787Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1.1788Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £7042.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1788RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1788Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
10.1788Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £778.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.2.1789Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
3.1793Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
3.1797Renamed HelenaBWAS-1714
20.5.1799

Sailed from Plymouth on a cruise

TNC
8.1802Sold at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

 

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