HMS Loyal London (1666)
Loyal London was an 80-gun second-rate ship of the line of the 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, four demi-cannon, 26 culverins and 28 demi-culverins; in July 1666 this was raised to 92 guns, comprising seven cannon-of-seven, 19 demi-cannon, 28 culverins, 26 12-pounders and 12 demi-culverins.
The building of the Loyal London, by Frank Henry Mason
|Builder:||John Taylor, Deptford Dockyard|
|Launched:||10 June 1666|
|Commissioned:||16 July 1666|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||80-gun second-rate ship of the line[Note 1]|
|Tons burthen:||1,236 (bm)|
|Length:||127 ft (39 m) (keel)|
|Beam:||41 ft 9 1⁄2 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 destroyed by fire on 14 June 1667, during a Dutch raid on Chatham. A quantity of her timbers were salvaged on 15 July, and were transported to Deptford for reuse in construction of the 96-gun first rate London.
- Colledge wrongly records her as being a 96-gun first rate, confusing her with the ship built in 1670
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol.1, p.160.
- Winfield 2009, p. 31
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8.
- Lavery, Brian (2003). The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0851772528.
- Winfield, Rif (2009). British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1603-1714: Design, Construction, Careers & Fates. Seaforth. ISBN 9781848320406.