Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortBordeaux - Gascony BWAS-1793
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony BWAS-1793
National RateCinquième RangBWAS-1793
Ship TypeCorvette BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
BecomesBritish sloop 'Hawk' (1803) (18)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck90' 11"Imperial Feet27.4574 
Length of Keel76' 11 ½"Imperial Feet23.1775 
Breadth27' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet8.2487 
Depth in Hold8' 2"Imperial Feet2.4892 
Burthen320 4294Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen220French Tonneaux216.359 


27.7.1803Broadside Weight = 42 French Livre (45.3264 lbs 20.559 kg)BG
Gun Deck14 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1803128 ref:692
27.7.1803120 BG

1 Commanding Officer

1803 - 27.7.1803Corsaire CaptainArnaud MartinBG

Service History

21.7.1803Sailed from Bordeaux BG
27.7.1803Taken by Plantagenet (74) in the Bay of BiscayBG
27.7.1803Taken by Rosario (18) in the Bay of BiscayBG

Notes on Ship


SIR, Plantagenet at Sea, July 30, 1803.

At noon pn the 27th Instant, I fell in with His Majesty's Sloop Rosario, in chace of an enemy's vessel the Rosario, by 4 o'Clock, had gained on the chace so as to be much within gun-shot, when her fore-top-mast being carried away by the great press of sail upon it, she dropt a-sternBy 8 o'Clock the Plantagenet had got close alongside the chace, when she struck her colours. I found her to be the French Ship Privateer L'Atalante, of Bordeaux, commanded by M. Arnaud Martin, with a complement of 120 men, and pierced for 22 guns, but having only 14 6-pounders mounted, the remainder having been thrown overboard during the chace. L'Atalante is an exceeding handsome Vessel, coppered, and sails remarkably fast, having run us nearly 90 miles in the 8 hours. She was out 6 days from Bordeaux, and had taken nothing.

I have the Honor, Sec. (Signed)


Date of captureBG

27/07/1803 for the london Gazette and Salein

24/07/1803 for British Warships


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