H.M.S. Loyal (1913)

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H.M.S. Loyal (1913)
Pendant Number: H.80 (1914)
H.63 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Denny[2]
Launched: 11 Nov, 1913[3]
Completed: May, 1914[4]
Sold: Nov, 1921[5]

H.M.S. Loyal was one of twenty-two destroyers of the Laforey class.


On 17 October, 1914, she was one of four destroyers of the Third Destroyer Flotilla Captain Cecil H. Fox in the Undaunted led in the Battle off Texel, where the British succeeded in destroying an inferior force of four torpedo boats.

In 1917, she and sisters Lawford and Legion were converted to minelayers and operated along with the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla.

She reduced to C. & M. Party at Devonport on 15 October, 1919.[6]


Dates of appointment are provided when known.


In 1915 or 1916, she was one of sixteen light cruisers and destroyers to trial a Wise Pressure Telegraphy System Type B for torpedo control.[10]

See Also


  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 64.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 76.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 76.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 307.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 76.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 803.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395xx.
  8. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395h.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 836.
  10. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1916. p. 30.


Laforey Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Llewellyn Lennox Loyal Legion Laforey
Lawford Louis Lydiard Laertes Lysander
  Lance Lookout  
White 2-Funnelled Type
  Laurel Liberty  
Yarrow 2-Funnelled Type
  Lark Landrail Laverock Linnet  
War Emergency Repeat "L" Class
  Lochinvar Lassoo Leonidas Lucifer  
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