Atalanta

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.12.1773BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.4.1774BWAS-1714
Launched12.8.1775BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorGeorge WhiteBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured28.5.1781BWAS-1714
BecomesAmerican sloop 'Atalanta' (1781) (14)

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 
Draught Forward7' 1"Imperial Feet2.159 
Draught Aft10' 8"Imperial Feet3.2512 
Burthen300 494Tons BM 

Armament


12.8.1775Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.5.1766125Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.8.1775 - 10.7.1776CommanderThomas Underwood (d.bef.1776)† ADM 6/21/112BWAS-171410.7.1776 - 24.7.1778CommanderThomas Lloyd (d.1780) ADM 6/21/235
Issued by Clark Gayton (1712-1787), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 22.11.1776
BWAS-1714
24.7.1778 - 13.10.1780CommanderThomas Marshall (d.1809) ADM 6/21/437ADM 6/2113.10.1780 - 28.5.1781CommanderSampson Edwards (1745-1840)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
9.11.1779 - 15.10.1780MasterThomas SmithADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
9.4.1774Began building at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
12.8.1775Completed building at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £6811.9.2dBWAS-1714
12.8.1775Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
2.10.1775Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £835.7.3dBWAS-1714
22.5.1781Action of 1781-05-28
28.5.1781Taken by Alliance (36) off Nova Scotia

 

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