HMS Atalanta

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Eight ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Atalanta or HMS Atalante after the athlete in ancient Greek mythology.

  • was a 14-gun sloop launched in 1775, renamed HMS Helena in 1801 and sold in 1802.
  • was a 16-gun brig-sloop captured from the French in 1797 and wrecked in 1807.
  • was an 18-gun sloop launched in 1808 and wrecked in 1813.
  • was a 12-gun schooner, originally called Siro, captured from the United States during the War of 1812 but recovered by them later that year.
  • was a tender launched in 1816 and transferred to the Customs service the following year.
  • was a wooden paddle sloop launched in 1836 and broken up around 1850.
  • was a 16-gun brig launched in 1847 and broken up in 1868.
  • HMS Atalanta was a 26-gun frigate launched in 1844 as . She was renamed HMS Mariner in January 1878 and then HMS Atalanta two weeks later. As a training ship, she disappeared 1880 and was presumed to have foundered in a storm.


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