Atalante

3173
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Captured10.1.1797BWAS-1793
First Commissioned7.1797BWAS-1793
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Wrecked12.2.1807BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck99' 0"Imperial Feet30.1752 
Length of Keel78' 0 ⅜"Imperial Feet23.7839 
Moulded Breadth26' 11 ⅞"Imperial Feet7.947 
Breadth27' 3 ⅞"Imperial Feet8.2518 
Depth in Hold12' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet3.664 
Burthen309 8094Tons BM 

Armament


4.8.1798Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.179790 BWAS-1793

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1797 - 2.10.1797LieutenantDigby Dent (d.1798)BWAS-17932.10.1797 - 11.1798CommanderDigby Dent (d.1798)BWAS-179312.1798 - 29.4.1802CommanderAnselm John Griffiths (d.1842)BWAS-17935.1802 - 1806CommanderJoseph Ore MasefieldBWAS-17931807 - 12.2.1807LieutenantJohn Bowker (1770-1847)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.1800 - 4.1800Acting LieutenantDonat Henry O'Brien (1785-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
7.1783 - 2.1785MidshipmanChristopher Cole (1770-1836)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
22.1.1797Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
13.3.1797RegisteredBWAS-1793
6.1798Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1798Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6311.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1798Paid offBWAS-1793
12.1798RecommissionedBWAS-1793
20.2.1799Took the Privateer Cutter Le Milan (14) in the Channel
4.12.1799Took the Privateer Ship Le Succès (6) off the Downs
1.4.1801Took the Privateer Le Héros (14) in the Channel
10.8.1801Took the Privateer Lugger L'Eveillé (2) in Quiberon Bay
25.9.1806Action off Rochefort
12.2.1807Wrecked off Île de Ré, RochefortBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
 

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Wednesday 7th of May 2014 20:23

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 71:pt. 2 (1801).
Quiberon Bay August 14
Sir, by his Majesty's sloop Atalante (which I have sent to you being short of provisions) I enclose a journal of my proceedings and statement of the ship, by which you will see we have barely a month's provisions. Hitherto, notwithstanding all my exertions in sending the boats away armed on different occasions, and moving with the ship, I have only been able to capture one chasse maree, of 40 tons, laden with lime, not worth sending in (in which business we had the misfortune to have 1 seaman killed and 1 slightly wounded) and to destroy one, same burthan, laden with corn. Several convoys are laying at different places, ready to ship out, the largest of which (in the Morbihan) by anchoring near that place, and commanding the passages to the Westward, I have prevented moving. His Majesty's sloop Atalante has been rather more fortunate having captured three small light boats, and L'Eville armed lugger. The gallantry of this affair, to which I was an eye witness is fully mentioned in Capt. Griffiths letter

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