HMS Loyal London (1666)

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Career (England) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: Loyal London
Ordered: April 1665
Builder: John Taylor, Deptford Dockyard
Launched: 10 June 1666
Commissioned: 16 July 1666
Fate: Burnt, 1667
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: 80-gun second-rate ship of the line[Note 1]
Tons burthen: 1236 tons
Length: 127 ft (39 m) (keel)
Beam: 41 ft 9 12 in (12.7 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft (5.2 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament: 80 guns of various weights of shot (later raised to 92 guns)

Loyal London was an 80-gun second-rate ship of the line of the English Royal Navy, launched on 10 June 1666 at Deptford Dockyard with a burthen of 1,236 tons. She was established with 80 guns comprising 22 cannon-of-seven, 4 demi-cannon, 26 culverins and 28 demi-culverins; in July 1666 this was raised to 92 guns, comprising 7 cannon-of-seven, 19 demi-cannon, 28 culverins, 26 12-pounders and 12 demi-culverins. The Loyal London was effectively destroyed by a fire on 14 June 1667, during the Dutch raid on Chatham.[1] She was rebuilt as the 96-gun first rate London at Deptford Dockyard in 1670.


  1. ^ Colledge wrongly records her as being an 96-gun first rate, confusing her with the ship built in 1670


  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol.1, p.160.


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