Loire

5155
Nominal Guns40BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Loire' (1795) (44)
Captured18.10.1798BWAS-1793
First Commissioned3.1799BWAS-1793
ShipyardNantes - Brittany
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up4.1818BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck153' 8"Imperial Feet46.6344 
Length of Keel128' 2 ⅝"Imperial Feet39.0303 
Breadth40' 2"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold12' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet3.6767 
Burthen1,100 3194Tons BM 

Armament


3.1799Broadside Weight = 402 Imperial Pound ( 182.307 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

1807Broadside Weight = 549 Imperial Pound ( 248.9715 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1799 - 1801CaptainJames Newman (d.1811)BWAS-179310.1802 - 1806CaptainFrederick Lewis Maitland (1777-1839)BWAS-179310.1807 - 1.1812CaptainAlexander Wilmot Schomberg (1775-1850)BWAS-17931.1812 - 4.1812CaptainGeorge William BlameyBWAS-17934.1812 - 1814CaptainSir Thomas Brown (d.1851)BWAS-17931814CaptainSir James NashBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.11.1811 - 28.8.1813LieutenantJustinian Barrell (d.1869)NBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
23.2.1804 - 10.1806MidshipmanDaniel Baird (d.1852)NBD184911.1808 - 4.1811MidshipmanWilliam Francis BondNBD1849

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1.3.1801 - 6.18021st Class VolunteerStephen BriggsNBD184923.7.1803 - 23.2.18041st Class VolunteerDaniel Baird (d.1852)NBD184910.1803 - 1805Able SeamanThomas Simonds Akers (1784-1863)NL1865

Service History


DateEventSource
27.10.1798Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
10.12.1798RegisteredBWAS-1793
1.1799Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
28.1.1799

Docked at Plymouth to be fitted for sea

TNC
6.1799Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
5.2.1800Capture of the Pallas
6.2.1800Took the Frigate Pallas (38) off St Malo
15.5.1800Took the Privateer La Françoise (12) on the Irish Station
10.1802RecommissionedBWAS-1793
27.6.1803Took the Gunboat Venteux (4) cut out from Ile de Batz
16.3.1804Took the Privateer Le Brave (16) on the Irish Station
16.3.1804Took the Frigate Brave (32) in the West Indies
17.8.1804Took the Corvette La Blonde (30) on the Irish Station
2.6.1805Took the Privateer Esperanza (7) at Camarinas
3.6.1805Took the Corvette La Confiance (22) at Muros
25.6.1805Took the Corvette La Vaillante (22)
22.4.1806Took the Privateer Princessa de la Paix (14)
24.12.1806Took the Frigate La Libre (40) off Rochefort
3.1807Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
10.1807RecommissionedBWAS-1793
12.1807Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1809Convoy to the East IndiesBWAS-1793
5.1.1809Took the Corvette L'Hébé (20) in the Bay of Biscay
1810In the BalticBWAS-1793
22.6.1812Sailed with a convoy to the East IndiesBWAS-1793
22.4.1813Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
12.1814Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
4.1818Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NL1865The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
 

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