Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway

R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co. Ltd. 0-4-0ST, Works No.3803, Built 1932.

Two ships of the Royal Navy have been named H.M.S. ATLAS.

  1. Was a Duke class, 98-gun, second rate ship of the line.
    It was built by Nicholas Phillips at Chatham Dockyard and launched on the 13th February 1782.
    In 1802, it was reduced to a 74-gun ship.
    It was broken up in 1821.
  2. Was a 91-gun, second rate ship, which was never completed and spent its entire service life in reserve or as a hospital ship.
    It was laid down in No.6 Slip at Chatham Dockyard in 1858 and launched on the 21st July 1860.
    It was lent to the Metropolition Asylums Board for use as a hospital ship in 1881 and sold to them in 1885.
    The ship was broken up in 1904.

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