HMS Loyal (G15)
|Built by||Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)|
|Ordered||31 Mar, 1938|
|Laid down||23 Nov, 1938|
|Launched||8 Oct, 1941|
|Commissioned||31 Oct, 1942|
|End service||12 Oct, 1944|
Heavily damaged by a mine in the Thyrhenian
Sea off Italy, declared a constructive total loss.
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 5 August 1948.
Cdr. Godfrey Ransome, DSC, RN
After the mine damage in November 1944 HMS Loyal was paid off
|Noteable events||18 Jan, 1943
The British destroyers HMS Lightning (Cdr. H.G. Walters, RN) and HMS Loyal (Lt.Cdr. H.E.F. Tweedie, RN) sink the German (former Norwegian) Favor (1323 GRT) south of Sardinia, Italy in position 38º40'N, 09º32'E.
7 May, 1943