Atalanta -> 1797 Helena

Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyAmerican sloop 'Atalanta' (1781) (14)
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness DANFS
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


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 


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 Commanding Officers

28.6.1781 - 13.3.1783Commander Piercy Brett (d.1792) ADM 6/22/495
Issued by Marriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794), North America
Commission confirmed 15.7.1782
13.3.1783 - 18.2.1785Commander Thomas Foley (1755-1833) ADM 6/23/273
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 18.3.1785
1.12.1787Commander George Countess (1743-1811) ADM 6/23/440ADM 6/2311.9.1788 - 5.3.1790Commander Maurice Delgarno (d.1790) ADM 6/23/477BWAS-17145.3.1790 - 22.11.1790Commander Isaac Schomberg ADM 6/24/93ADM 6/2420.10.1790 - 19.11.1790Commander Lawrence William Halstead ADM 6/24/150
Commission confirmed 16.12.1791
ADM 6/24
19.11.1790 - 25.2.1791CommanderThe Hon. Arthur Kaye Legge (1766-1835) ADM 6/24/87ADM 6/241.10.1791 - 1792Commander Edward James FooteBWAS-17141792 - 28.3.1793Commander Lawrence HasteadBWAS-17145.7.1794Commander George Burlton (d.1815) ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/256.7.1794Commander Henry Blackwood (1770-1832) ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/25

Service History


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
9.1788Began 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

Sailed from Plymouth on a cruise

8.1802Sold at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


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