1893 text

The “Loyal London” was the ship given to the king by the City. It was launched at Deptford on June 10th, 1666.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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Michael Robinson  •  Link

HMS Loyal London was a 96-gun first rate ship of the line of the English Royal Navy, launched on 10 June 1666 at Deptford Dockyard with a burthen of 1,134 tons.

Loyal London was partially destroyed by a fire on 13 June 1667, during the Dutch raid on Chatham, and rebuilt as the London at Deptford Dockyard in 1670.

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cgs  •  Link

From Samuells diary:"
"Sir J. Smith (which, by the way, he commends to be the-best ship in the world, large and small), hath above eight hundred men;"

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