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HMS Loyal (G15)
HMS Lookout (G32).jpg
Side view of her sister HMS Lookout
Career (United Kingdom) RN Ensign
Name: HMS Loyal
Ordered: 31 March 1938
Builder: Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Greenock, Scotland
Laid down: 23 November 1938
Launched: 8 October 1940
Completed: 31 October 1942
Fate:

Struck a mine 12 October 1944, constructive total loss

Sold for scrap, 1948
Notes: Pennant number G15
General characteristics as completed
Class & type: L-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,920 long tons (1,950 t) (standard)
2,660 long tons (2,700 t) (deep)
Length: 362 ft 3 in (110.4 m) o/a
Beam: 37 ft (11.3 m)
Draught: 10 ft (3.0 m)
Installed power: 48,000 shp (36,000 kW)
Propulsion: 2 × shafts
2 × Parsons geared steam turbines
2 × Admiralty 3-drum boilers
Speed: 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph)
Range: 5,500 nmi (10,200 km; 6,300 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 190
Sensors and
processing systems:

ASDIC
Type 285 anti-aircraft (AA) radar

Type 286M air warning radar
Armament:

3 × 2 - 4.7 in (120 mm) Mark XI dual purpose guns
1 × 1 - 4-inch Mark V AA gun
1 × 4 - QF 2 pdr (40 mm) Mk VIII AA guns
2 × 4 - QF .5 in (12.7 mm) Vickers Mark III AA machine guns
1 × 4 - 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes

42 × depth charges, 2 rails and 2 throwers

HMS Loyal was a L-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy in the late 1930s, although she was not completed until after World War II had begun.

Notes[]

References[]

  • Friedman, Norman (2006). British Destroyers & Frigates: The Second World War and After. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-86176-137-6. 
  • Lenton, H. T. (1998). British & Commonwealth Warships of the Second World War. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-048-7. 
  • Rohwer, Jürgen (2005). Chronology of the War at Sea 1939-1945: The Naval History of World War Two (Third Revised ed.). Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-59114-119-2. 
  • Whitley, M. J. (1988). Destroyers of World War 2. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-326-1. 

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