HMS London (1670)

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History
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Name: HMS London
Builder: Christopher Pett and Jonas Shish, Deptford Dockyard
Launched: 25 July 1670
Fate: Broken up, 1747
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 96-gun first-rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1328 tons (1349.3 tonnes)
Length: 129 ft (39 m) (keel)
Beam: 44 ft (13 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 96 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1706 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 100-gun first-rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1685 tons (1712 tonnes)
Length: 168 ft (51 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 48 ft (15 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 2 in (5.84 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 100 guns of various weights of shot

HMS London was a 96-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built by Christopher Pett at Deptford Dockyard until his death in March 1668, and completed by Jonas Shish and launched in 1670.[1]

She was rebuilt at Chatham Dockyard in 1706 as a 100-gun first rate. In 1721 London was enlarged slightly, giving her a tonnage of 1711 tons (1738.5 tonnes). She was broken up in 1747.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p161.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p165.

References[edit]

  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
  • Winfield, Rif (2009) British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603-1714: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84832-040-6.