Sir John Wentworth Loring

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth13.10.1775CSORN
First Known Service24.5.1794CSORN
Last Known Service5.1814CSORN
Date of Death29.7.1852CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
24.5.1794 LieutenantCSORN
1795 Saint George (98), LieutenantADM 171/8
14.3.1795 Action off Genoa 
13.7.1795 Battle of Hyeres 
5.179610.1796Bellerophon (74), Acting Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
6.17983.1.1799Rattler (16), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.1.1799 CommanderCSORN
3.1.17991.3.1799Rattler (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.179928.4.1802Lark (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
11.180112.1801Prince (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
12.18011803Bellerophon (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
28.4.1802 CaptainCSORN
28.4.180210.1802Syren (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
25.7.1803 Capture of the Duquesne 
10.18036.1804Utrecht (68), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.18056.1807Salvador del Mundo (112), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
12.18055.1811Niobe (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
13.11.181023.12.1810Actions at La Hougue 
24.3.1811 Attack on the Amazone 
7.18135.1814Impregnable (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.7.1840 Appointed 6th Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath of MaxweltonTKE1
1847 Received the Naval General Service Medal with a clasp for an action with a French fleet and the capture of 2 sail of the line whilst serving on Saint George on 1795/03/14ADM 171/8


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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Posted by Ben on Tuesday 6th of March 2012 17:54

This is not the Loring who commanded Bellerophon (and probably not Prince), that was John Loring (JWL's first cousin). JWL's entry in the DNB lists him commanding Fleche, Comet, Rattler (acting), Lark, Abergavenny (acting) and Syren, before 1803. Then the Utrecht, Aurora, Niobe (1805-13) and Impregnable. The Salvador del Mundo is therefore probably John Loring, rather than JWL.

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