HMS Atalanta (1775)

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Career Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: Swan class ship sloop
Name: HMS Atalanta
Ordered: 1 December 1773
Builder: Sheerness Dockyard
Laid down: 9 April 1774
Launched: 12 August 1775
Commissioned: August 1775
Renamed: HMS Helena in March 1797
Fate: Sold August 1802
General characteristics
Tons burthen: 300 494 bm
Length: 96 ft 7 in (29.4 m) (gundeck)
78 ft 10 in (24.0 m) (keel)
Beam: 26 ft 9 in (8.2 m)
Depth of hold: 12 ft 10 in (3.9 m)
Complement: 125
Armament: 14 x 6-pounder guns;
2 more added ca. 1780
For other ships of the same name, see HMS Atalanta.

HMS Atalanta was a 14 gun ship sloop of the Swan class, launched on 12 August 1775. She served during both the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolutionary War, and was then renamed HMS Helena in March 1797 before being sold for disposal in 1802.

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Coordinates: 39°34′41″N 74°18′00″W / 39.578°N 74.300°W / 39.578; -74.300