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Type: 5th Rate ; Armament 40 (28 x 18 pdr ; 10 x 8 pdr ; 4 x 36 pdr carronades)
Taken : 18 Oct 1798 ; Disposal date or year : 1818
BM: 1100 tons
18 Oct 1798 Anson and Kangaroo capture the Loire. Subsequently purchased into the service.
28 Jan 1799, Plymouth, went into dock.
27 Mar 1799, Plymouth, in Hamoaze, fitting for sea.
19 Apr 1799, Plymouth, fitting for sea in Hamoaze.
21 Apr 1799, Plymouth, Mr. Whitford, coroner, took an inquisition on a seaman of Loire, who fell from the main-top, and was killed : verdict, accidental death.
7 May 1799, in Hamoaze.
27 Jun 1799, Plymouth, went down into the Sound.
20 Nov 1799, Plymouth, went up the harbour the Majestic, 74, to be paid off, and some of her men turned over to Loire, 48, and Decade, 44.
10 Dec 1799, Plymouth, sailed on a two month cruise to the westward with the Nereide.
Loire 07 Jan 1800 7 Jan 1800, Plymouth, this afternoon, at ten A. M. the Atlas 98, Captain Jones (which arrived from Torbay the 1st inst., with the loss of her rudder, and having shipped a temporary one) was turning out of the Sound to go up Hamoaze, near the south-east ridge of St. Nicholas's Island, she missed stays, and went ashore where the Conqueror 74 guns, was lost in 1758: fortunately La Loire, 48, Capt. Newman, coming in from sea, and seeing her situation, though ill himself, gave directions to Lieutenant Rayner, first Lieutenant, who with the assistance of the other officers and ship's company, moored La Loire as near the Atlas as could be done with safety, with three anchors out ahead : by this time her masts were all cut away, and she struck very hard on the rocks. The boats of the Fleet being now at hand, an hawser was payed from the best bower of La Loire on board the Atlas. Fortunately the tide was flowing fast and at two P.M. she swung off into deep water, anchored in the Sound, and if the weather moderates will, it is hoped, get into Hamoaze to morrow. Great credit is due to Captain Jones, his officers and Atlas's crew ; to Captain Newman, Lieutenant Rayner, and the officers and crew of La Loire ; and indeed to all the boats of the Fleet. At one period it was thought she would have hung amidships.
30 Jan 1800 Plymouth, sailed on a cruise, La Loire, 48, Capt. Newman ; La Railleur, 18, Capt. Turquand ; and Danae, 24, Capt. Lord Proby ; to look for a frigate and corvette a convoy from St. Maloes for Brest. The French 38-gun frigate Pallas, was captured on 6 Feb, and subsequently purchased into the Service as the Pique.
7 Feb 1800, Plymouth, arrived a trawler, Harper, master, who fell in with, two leagues S. E. of the Edystone, La Loire, and Railleur, with their prize, La Pallas, 44 guns and 350 men, taken only six hours after she left St. Maloes, after a well fought close and running action of two hours ; she is quite new, her first cruise, and was bound for Brest, and from thence for the Mauritius. Harper put a pilot on board La Pallas, as she was much disabled, her main-top-mast gone over the side, standing and running rigging and sails cut to ribbons, and scarcely a brace or bowline left. The wind blowing hard at E.S.E. Loire, Pallas, and Railleur bore away for Falmouth.
12 Feb 1800, Plymouth, on the arrival of the letter to Mr. P. Symonds, broker to Capt. Newman of the Loire, he waited on Admiral Sir T. Paisley, who ordered Voltigeur, 18, Capt. Shortland, with a supply of spars and other necessary stores to her assistance. She sailed this afternoon with a fair wind.
20 Feb 1800, Plymouth, arrived from Cork, where the Loire and La Railleur were driven 14 days since by the violent gale at east, having left the Railleur to bring over a convoy for the Downs.
23 Feb 1800, Plymouth, went into Barnpool to refit the damage sustained in the action with La Pallas.
30 Mar 1800, Plymouth, went into Cawsand Bay, the Terrible, 74 guns, and the Loire.
1 Apr 1800, Plymouth, sailed for Torbay, with stores for the fleet.
11 Apr 1800, Plymouth, arrived from Torbay.
18 Apr 1800, Plymouth, sailed with 150 French prisoners for Portsmouth.
19 Apr 1800, Portsmouth, arrived.
3 May 1800, Portsmouth, sailed with the Mercury, and a large convoy for the Mediterranean.
6 May 1800, Plymouth, arrived from Portsmouth.
15 May 1800 after a 5 hour chase captured the French schooner privateer Francoise, 12 guns and 42 men, bound from Bourdeaux to Guadaloupe.
24 May 1800 captured on the Mediterranean station the French vessel Fanny.
16 Jun 1800 at Lisbon.
25 Jun 1800 captured on the Mediterranean station the French Vessel Francis, laden with Wine.
31 Jul 1800, Plymouth, passed up with the Lisbon and Oporto convoys, all well ; also the valuable Straits convoy, with several rich silk ships from Smyrna.
2 Aug 1800, Plymouth, arrived a schooner privateer, 16 guns, prize to La Loire, 48, taken on her passage home with the Lisbon fleet.
3 Aug 1800, Portsmouth, arrived from the Mediterranean ; on Thursday she was cleared from quarantine, and on Friday came into harbour. Captain Retalick, RN, came passenger in her.
7 Sep 1800, Portsmouth, sailed for Jersey.
15 Oct 1800, Plymouth, arrived, to refit.
21 Oct 1800, Plymouth, P.M. sailed for Guernsey.
6 Nov 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the Loire from Jersey, where she lost her anchors and cables and at high tide was reported to have passed over a ledge of rocks, the night being pitchy dark and had given themselves up.
1 Dec 1800, Portsmouth, sailed with the Endymion, and Gorgon (store-ship), for St. Helen’s.
23 Dec 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the Loire from a cruise.
27 Jun 1803, ship's boats captured the French 10-gun brig Venteux.
16 Mar 1804 captured the French privateer Brave on the Irish station.
17 Aug 1804 captured the French ship privateer Blonde.
2 Jun 1805 captured the Spanish privateer Esperanza, 7 guns, 4 swivels 50 men, off Cape Finisterre.
1-2 Jun 1805 ship's boats capture the Spanish felucca Esperanza, alias San-Pedro, along with three small merchant vessels, laden with wine.
4 Jun 1805 ship's boats capture the fort at Muros, the French privateer Confiance ; the privateer brig Belier, and a Spanish merchant brig. The Confiance was purchased into the Service.
25 Jun 1805 captured the French privateer Valiant at sea.
24 Dec 1805 Egyptienne and Loire captured the French 38-gun frigates Libre, which was not purchased into the service. The Loire and Libre arrived Plymouth 1 Jan 1806.
22 Apr 1806 captured the Spanish privateer Princess of Peace, 14 guns, 23 men.
5 Jan 1809 captured the French ship-corvette Hébé, which was added to the British navy by the name of Ganymede.
Plymouth 19 Jan 1811 Went up the harbour.
Plymouth 22 Mar 1811 Sailed to the westward.
Plymouth 24 Mar 1811 Sailed on a cruise off Brest.
Plymouth 30 Mar 1811 Under orders to join the Baltic fleet.
Portsmouth 11 Apr 1811 Sailed for the Baltic.
Deal 15 Apr 1811 Sailed to the eastward.
Deal 7 Nov 1811 Arrived from the Baltic.
Plymouth 21 Nov 1811 Arrived from Portsmouth.
Plymouth 23 Nov 1811 Went up the harbour to be refitted.
Plymouth 13 Jan 1812 To sail tomorrow for off the Black Rock.
Plymouth 14 Jan 1812 Sailed to the eastward.
Torbay 5 Feb 1812 Sailed for Plymouth.
Plymouth Dock 23 Feb 1812 Arrived from a cruise off Brest.
Falmouth 23 Jun 1812 Passed by from Torbay with a transport for Goree.
30 Oct 1812, Portsmouth, at a court martial on board the Gladiator, for the trial of Joseph Gibson, a seaman, of the Loire, on a charge of stabbing Lieut. Richard Croker on 23 Sep. 1812, whilst on passage from St. Helena to England, and for using a vile expression to the Signal Midshipman, and on being found guilty was condemned to death.
Portsmouth 24 Mar 1813 sailed.
28 May 1813, arrived Halifax with the Contest and a convoy, much dispersed due to thick fog, with some vessels having arrived on 26th inst., having reputedly parted 4 days previously
4 Jun 1813 departed Halifax with the Sceptre and Boxer for Bermuda.
12 Jun 1813 captured the American ship Caledonia : sent to Bermuda. 29 Jul 1813 arrived Halifax, N.S., from New London, very leaky, having been ashore on Plumb Island.
Circa Jul 1813 the Loire and Martin captured the Ship Jane and Brig Alicia, on the N.A. & W. Indies station. 24 Sep 1813 departed Halifax with the Ramillies.
25 Oct 1813, sent in to Halifax, the schooner Sally, from Georgetown to Boston, a prize to the Loire.
7 Dec 1813, arrived Halifax, the American schooner Gen. Marion, from N. Bedford, bound to Charleston and Bordeaux, with provisions, prize to the Ramillies and Loire.
mid-late 1813 the whale-ship The Policy, a prize to the US ship Essex, with a full cargo of oil, departed Valparaiso for the US and was captured by the Loire.
10 Dec 1813 captured a U.S. privateer, the 5 gun Rolla.
18 Feb 1814 Loire reported to be off New York when supposedly mistaken for the 74 gun ship Plantagenet !
Bermuda circa 9 Apr 1814 Remains.
6 Jun 1814 the Loire and Jasseur join the St.-Lawrence and ships' boats of the Albion and Dragon, but having retreated in to shallow water US flotilla remained safe.
15 Jun 1814 Narcissus joined the squadron in Chesapeake bay and various boats expeditions were carried out.
26 Jun 1814 US action forced the Loire and Narcissus to retreat to a station near Point Patience.
4 Jul 1814 the Severn arrived in Chesapeake bay. 19 Jul-12 Aug the arrival of a battalion of marines, and a detachment of marine artillery enabled the squadron to mount further expeditions ashore using the ships' boats of the Albion, Dragon, Loire, Jaseur, Narcissus, Severn and St.-Lawrence.
26 Oct 1814, arrived Halifax, from a cruise.
22 Nov 1814, Loire departed Halifax, with the escorts Penelope and Recruit, and a convoy for England.
12 Dec 1814 arrived Plymouth, from Halifax with a convoy.
29 Jan 1815 departed Portsmouth, in search for American frigates.
28 Aug 1816 lying at Plymouth ; offered for sale.
Navy Office 19 Aug 1817 Ordered to be sold.