HMS Atlas (1782)
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|Ordered:||5 August 1777|
|Laid down:||1 October 1777|
|Launched:||13 February 1782|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1821|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Duke-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1950 bm|
|Length:||177 ft 6 in (54.10 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|Depth of hold:||21 ft 2 in (6.45 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
In 1808, while off Cadiz and serving as the flagship of Rear Admiral Purvis, she came under fire from French batteries on many occasions. In all, she lost about 50 men killed and wounded. She was responsible for the destruction of Fort Catalina.
Citations and notes
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 179.
- The United Service Magazine. 1836. pp. 95–6. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
- Winfield, Rif (2007). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Barnsley, S. Yorkshire: Seaforth. pp. location 2040 of 22457. ISBN 9781-844157006 – via Kindle edition.
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