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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First Reading

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.

Additional information:

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;"

Second Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

A poem on the famous ship called the Loyal London.
Begun at the charge of the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, aldermen, and commoners of the city of London, in the year 1665, and launched June 10, 1666, which they presented to His Majesty as a testimony of their loyalty and dutiful affection; and built at Deptford by Captain Taylor. By William Smith, fl. 1660-1686.

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And if you have any question as to the English people's thoughts on the French, one long verse is devoted to that subject.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

The 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, 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.

She was commissioned on 16 July, 1666.

The 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.

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