Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned10.1697B028
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Ship Class1694 Group 32-GunnerB028
ConstructorWilliam Bagwell (d.bef.1697/98)BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck108' 1"Imperial Feet32.9216 
Length of Keel89' 8"Imperial Feet27.1498 
Breadth28' 7"Imperial Feet8.5566 
Depth in Hold11' 1"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Burthen389 6394Tons BM 


1697Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

1703Broadside Weight = 114 Imperial Pound ( 51.699 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck8 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1694145Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers

6.10.1697 - 16.1.1701/2CaptainRobert Arris (d.1719/20) ADM 6/4/119BWAS-160314.1.1701/2 - 7.3.1703/4CaptainTimothy Bridges ADM 6/6/130BWAS-16038.3.1703/4 - 12.12.1704CaptainThomas Kenney (d.1704) ADM 6/8/61ADM 6/8

3 Commissioned Officers

6.10.1697 - 16.1.1701/2LieutenantChristopher Allenby ADM 6/4/119ADM 6/421.2.1701/2 - 15.3.1703/4LieutenantClement Clarke (d.1704) ADM 6/7/12ADM 6/716.3.1703/4 - 12.12.1704LieutenantJames Hodsall ADM 6/8/64ADM 6/8

1 Warrant Officer

9.9.1704 - 12.12.1704BoatswainGeorge Goldring ADM 6/8/116
Commission confirmed 7.12.1704
ADM 6/8

1 Petty Officer

19.3.1699/1700 - 1700Volunteer-per-orderAnthony Hyde (d.1738) ADM 6/6/27ADM 6/6

Service History

1697Commissioned for the Irish coastBWAS-1603
1702Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
12.12.1705Wrecked in Scratchwell Bay, Isle of Wight while returning home with a convoy. Eight men were drownedBWAS-1603


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Posted by Brian on Thursday 28th of January 2016 17:21

London Gazette: 1704, Cowes, December 15. On the 12th instant, Her Majesty's ship Loo, homeward bound from Newfoundland, coming in at the Needles, unfortunately run ashore. The men were saved; and the ship, notwithstanding the great seas which the stormy weather had raised, sits upright, and it's hoped she may be got off.

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