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Type: Hired Armed Ship ; Armament 12
1 Jan 1799 Lt. S Donovan ; Master J Volumo ; stationed Guernsey to Isle of Wight ; built 1792. (N.C.)
Type: 2nd rate ; Armament 98 (Reduced to a 74 in 1802)
Launched at Chatham : 1782 : length of gun-deck, 177 feet 7 inches ; keel, 145 feet, 8¼ inches ; breadth, 50 feet 2 inches ; depth of hold, 21 feet ;
Disposal date or year : 1821 Tons (BM): 1950.
Commanders Edmund Dod, 1795 ; Matthew Squire, March, 1797; Shuldham Peard, January, 1799; Theophilus Jones, April, 1799 ; William Johnstone Hope, May, 1803 ; Samuel Pym (acting), July, 1804 ; William Brown, 1S05 : James Sanders, January, 1808; Admiral Purvis, and James Sanders, April 1808 ; James Sanders, June, 1809. Per the Naval Chronicle, Vol 38.
25 Dec 1796 Lord Bridport delayed in his departure from Spithead to meet the French fleet, during which a number of accidents involving ships of the line took place, including the Atlas.
15 Jan 1799 at Spithead and ready for sea, with the fleet.
28 Jan 1799, Portsmouth, sailed with the squadron under Queen Charlotte, for a cruise off Brest.
4 Mar 1799, came into Cawsand Bay from Torbay with the Lancaster, 64.
6 Apr 1799, sailed from Cawsand Bay to join the Channel fleet.
19 Apr 1799, arrived Cawsand Bay from a cruise.
10 May 1799, sailed last night with the Royal Sovereign, for the fleet, and this morning the Atlas, returned, having carried away her main top-mast close to the cap of the cross trees.
11 May 1799, sailed last night with the Formidable, Canada, Triumph, Spitfire, and the Lady Duncan lugger, to join Lord Bridport's fleet.
4 Jun 1799 arrived off Basque road, and on the 8th sailed for England.
18 Jun 1799 arrived Cawsand Bay.
18 Jul 1799 sailed from Cawsand Bay.
25 Sep 1799 sailed from Cawsand Bay for Torbay.
1 Jan 1800, Plymouth, arrived from Torbay.
7 Jan 1800, Plymouth, at ten am the Atlas, with only a temporary rudder, when turning out of the Sound to go up Hamoaze, near the south-east ridge of St. Nicholas's Island, missed stays, and went ashore where the Conqueror 74 guns, was lost in 1758. Fortunately the Loire, coming in from sea, and seeing her situation, moored as near the Atlas as could be done with safety, with three anchors out ahead, and the Atlas having cut her masts away, the boats of the Fleet being now at hand, a hawser was payed from the best bower of La Loire on board the Atlas, and with a fast flowing tide she swung off into deep water, and anchored in the Sound at about 3 pm.
9 Jan 1800, Plymouth, was towed up the harbour by the boats of the Fleet and Dock Yard. As soon as her guns, powder, provisions, and stores, are taken out, she is to go into dock to be examined.
17 Jan 1800, Plymouth, went into dock, much damaged in her bottom by beating so violently on the reefs of St Nicholas Island.
Circa Feb 1800 John Kent, Purser of the Resolution, is appointed to the Atlas.
10 Feb 1800, Plymouth, went out of dock.
3 May 1800, Plymouth, went into Cawsand Bay, having repaired the damages she received on 7 Jan.
14 May 1800, Plymouth, sailed to join the Channel fleet, with the Prince, Havick, Railieur, and Trompeuse 18.
18 May 1800, Plymouth, arrived with the Mars, whilst the Channel fleet passed up for Torbay having experienced the fury of the gale when laying to off Brest on Friday last under storm stay-sails ; the sea ran mountains high, and the wind suddenly shifted from S.W. to N.W. lay several men of war on their beams ends, but soon righted, though they shipped several heavy seas and the Atlas damaged her main top-mast.
30 May 1800, Plymouth, sailed to join the fleet with the Mars, Ramilies, Ajax, Resolution, Stag, Indefatigable, Flora, armed brig, and Attack gun brig, with a fleet of merchant ships under convoy.
17 Aug 1800, Plymouth, arrived from the fleet.
30 Aug 1800, Plymouth, sailed with the Centaur, to join the Channel fleet.
19 Oct 1800, Plymouth, arrived with the Neptune, Temeraire, and Centaur, from Earl St. Vincent's fleet.
29 Oct 1800 Plymouth, sailed to join the fleet in Torbay.
1802 Reduced to 74.
May 1805 with Rear Admiral Cochrane
21 Jan 1806 Northumberland and Atlas joined the squadron under V.-adm Duckworth. 1 Feb Kingfisher joined with intelligence that a French squadron had been seen steering for Santo-Domingo. 3rd was joined by the Epervier off Saint-Thomas. 5th Magicienne joined confirming the intelligence. 6 Feb a French Squadron was sighted leaving Santo-Domingo. the action of Santo-Domingo Roads commenced ; 2 French ships (Impérial and Diomède) run ashore and 3 (Alexandre, Jupiter, Brave) taken ; the wash-up ; the casualties ; more wash-up.
15 May 1810 is reprted by the Leda to be at Cadiz