Loyal London

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Nominal Guns80B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.1665BWAS-1603
Launched10.4.1666BWAS-1603
First Commissioned16.7.1666B065
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford - London B065
ConstructorJames TaylorB065
CategorySecond RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Burnt14.6.1667BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish First Rate ship of the line 'London' (1670) (96)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel127' 0"Imperial Feet38.7096 
Breadth41' 9 ½"Imperial Feet12.5095 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,236Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel127' 0"Imperial Feet38.7096 
Breadth41' 9 ½"Imperial Feet12.5095 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Draught Aft19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Burthen1,236Tons BM 

Armament


7.1666Broadside Weight = 913 Imperial Pound ( 414.0455 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck7 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck19 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck28 British Culverin
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1666600Actual crew including 130 "supernumeries"BWAS-1603
1667470Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
1667380Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
1667300Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1666CaptainJohn Kelsey (d.1673)B05116.7.1666 - 8.12.1666CaptainSir Jeremy Smith (d.1675)BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
8.1666 - 9.1666Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir Edward Spragg (d.1673)TRN2

Service History


DateEventSource
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
9.6.1667Raid on the Medway
14.6.1667Partly Destroyed by fire during the Dutch raid on the MedwayBWAS-1603
15.7.1667Ordered that the remains be salvaged for rebuilding as a First RateBWAS-1603


Notes on Ship



Some of the surviving frames were used to build the [HBMS London (1670)|London]

 

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