Atlas Ship was built in South Shields by Temple and launched in 1801 for Temple. The ship was a 400 ton vessel according to the LIoyds Register entry for the vessels.
She made two voyages transporting convicts from Ireland or England to Port Jackson. On the first voyage she carried cargo for the British East India Company (EIC).
On the second she sailed to Bengal after delivering her convicts to New South Wales and was wrecked off India in 1820 while on her way back to Britain.
Therefore, following the war with France in early 1803, in Britain about Napoleon’s planned invasion the United Kingdom. As a result, The British government reactivated Fencible regiments and the Sea Fencibles. However, On 21 November 1803 Atlas of 435 tons and 16 guns, was ready. Finally, on On 29 August 1804 the armed ship Atlas and HMS Orestes departed the Downs for off Boulogne.
In conclusion, In February 1818 Atlas, Joseph Short, master, was sailing from Dundee. Meanwhile, she encountered a Portuguese brig with 360 slaves from Mozambique.
After that, Atlas Ship was sent the brig into the Cape of Good Hope where HMS Eurydice detained the brig.
All the above, Atlas sailed from Gravesend, England on 10 June 1819. Under the command of Joseph Short, Atlas Ship arrived at Port Jackson on 19 October.
Nevertheless, she embarked with 156 male convicts. One male convict died on the voyage. In addition, Atlas left Port Jackson on 10 January 1820 bound for Calcutta. That is to be say, Atlas grounded on a shoal outside Poulicat, India, on 9 May 1820. On the other hand, a terrible gale and was wrecked after splitting in two on the sands. Unfortunately, five crew members lost their lives. After that, The wreckage was sold for “760 pagodas”. Most importantly.