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Type: Brig Sloop ; Armament 14 carronades (twenty-four pounders), along six-poundcrs
Taken : 1797 ; Disposal date or year : Feb 1807
Disposal Details : Wrecked at Rochefort: crew saved, but partly made prisoners. Lieut John Bower
Complement : 110 men.
14 Jan 1799 Portsmouth, arrived from Marcou.
15 Jan 1799 Portsmouth, at Spithead and ready for sea, with the fleet.
2 Feb 1799, Boadicea, at Sea. The French cutter privateer Le Milan, 14 guns, and 44 men, was taken by the Boadicea and Atalante. I have ordered Capt. Griffith to see the prize into port, and, having landed the prisoners, to return and rejoin me upon my station. I have the honour to be, &c. R. G. Keates.
2 Mar 1799, Plymouth, sailed with the Lowestoffe, Danai, and Sylph on a cruize.
1 Apr 1799, Plymouth, arrived, Fanny, Watson, from Virginia, taken and retaken by the Atalante, 16, Captain Griffiths.
7 May 1799 in Hamoaze.
18 May 1799, Plymouth, went down into the Sound.
20 May 1799, Plymouth, sailed on a cruize.
20 Nov 1799 Portsmouth, a Court Martial was held on board the Gladiator for the trial of Mr. Prose, Carpenter of the Atalante for disobedience and neglect of duty. The prisoner was found guilty; and sentenced to be dismissed from his situation as Carpenter of the Atalante and to serve in such other station as the Commander in Chief of the Port should direct.
20 Nov 1799 Portsmouth a Court Martial was held on board the Gladiator for the trial of Mr. Elliott, Gunner of the Atalante for drunkenness when officer of the watch, and getting drunk with the seamen in his cabin. He was found guilty, and was sentenced by the Court to be dismissed from his situation as Gunner of the Atalante, rendered incapable of ever serving as an Officer, and to serve on such other station as the Commander in Chief of the Port should direct.
4 Dec 1799 observed a lugger apparently in the process of removing the cargo from the brig, Martha of London, Edward Lewington, Master, bound from London, to Belfast, and so, having transferred the master to the brig without heaving-to, went in chase of and captured the French privateer lugger Success, of Boulogne, Francois Matthieu Blondin, Master, 6 guns, and 48 men, 6 days from Boulogne.
21 Dec 1799, Portsmouth, arrived with the Nemesis, from a cruise.
24 Dec 1799, Portsmouth, sailed on a cruise.
26 Mar 1800 Atalante, Captain Anselm John Griffiths, employed for some time off Dunkirk with the sloop Plover and hired brig Terrier watching the 4 French frigates which are reported to have been in the harbour there about 2 years.
21 Jun 1800, Portsmouth, arrived from a cruise.
1 Jul 1800, Portsmouth, sailed with the Eugenie and a convoy for the Downs.
20 Nov 1800, Portsmouth, arrived with near 200 sail of outward-bound merchant ships under her convoy, from the Downs.
3 Dec 1800, Portsmouth, sailed for the Channel Fleet.
26-28 Jan 1801 in company with the Oiseau, Amethyst, Sirius, Immortalite, and Hired Armed Cutter Earl St Vincent at the capture of the French 36-gun frigate Dédaigneuse, afterwards added to the British navy under the same name.
1 Apr 1801 in company with the cutter Viper, captured the French privateer brig Heros in the Channel.
10 Aug 1801 ship's boats of the Atalante capture the French national lugger Eveillé when in company with the Unicorn.
9 Oct 1803 ship's boats attempt to cut out vessels which had run themselves ashore on the approach of the Atalante.
May 1805 On a cruise westward. Commander Jos. Ore Masefield
25 Sep 1806 with a squadron under Commod. Sir Samuel Hood, off Rochefort, when a squadron of French frigates, bound to the West Indies, escaped : the signal for a general chase was given, resulting in the Armide striking to the Centaur ; Minerve to the Monarch ; Infatigable to the Mars, who also chased the Gloire, and at 3 P.M. compelled her to surrender, all 4 frigates being added to the Royal Navy.