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London class ship of the line

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Name  London
Preceded by  Sandwich class
In service  24 May 1769 – 1839
Operators  Royal Navy
Succeeded by  Barfleur class
Completed  4
London-class ship of the line

The London class ships of the line were a class of four second rates, designed for the Royal Navy by Sir Thomas Slade.



The first ship of the class, London, was a 90-gun ship. When the second batch of three ships was ordered several years later, they were specified as being 98-gun ships. This was achievable without significant modifications to the design thanks to the earlier practice of not arming second rate quarterdecks, thus allowing for the addition of 4 guns per side.


  • HMS London
  • Builder: Chatham Dockyard Ordered: 28 September 1759 Launched: 24 May 1766 Fate: Broken up, 1811
  • HMS Prince
  • Builder: Woolwich Dockyard Ordered: 9 December 1779 Launched: 4 July 1788 Fate: Broken up, 1837
  • HMS Impregnable
  • Builder: Deptford Dockyard Ordered: 13 September 1780 Launched: 15 April 1786 Fate: Wrecked, 1799
  • HMS Windsor Castle
  • Builder: Deptford Dockyard Ordered: 10 December 1782 Launched: 3 May 1790 Fate: Broken up, 1839


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