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Leopard

461
Nominal Guns44
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
Ordered29.9.1657
Launched2.1659
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford
Constructor
Manley CallisBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk as Breakwater7.6.1699

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth33' 4 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen645Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 500 Imperial Pound ( 226.7502 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Lower Gun Deck2 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 British Saker

1677Broadside Weight = 376 Imperial Pound ( 170.5162 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pound Saker
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1660160 BWAS-1603
1666250 BWAS-1603

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1659 - 1660Captain
Jonas PooleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1652-1665
BWAS-1603
1.1.1661/62 - 24.7.1663Captain
Richard MinorsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1666
B051
11.5.1664 - 6.7.1666Captain
Richard BeachBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1688
B051
7.7.1666 - 23.1.1667/68Captain
John HubbardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1654-1671
BWAS-1603
29.5.1668 - 3.8.1669Captain
Charles O'BryanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1667
B051
17.1.1671/72 - 27.5.1673Captain
Peter BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1673
B051
29.3.1677 - 4.9.1678Commodore
Sir William PooleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1685
B051
10.1.1679/80 - 27.1.1679/80Captain
Henry KilligrewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1692
BWAS-1603
28.1.1679/80 - 20.4.1681Captain
Sir John BerryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1689
BWAS-1603

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1660Lieutenant
Henry MillettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1669
B051
1662Lieutenant
Thomas TraffordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1672
B051
1662Lieutenant
Benjamin CarterettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1673
B051
1672Lieutenant
John TyrrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1692
B051
bef.1.5.1677 - 11.9.1678First Lieutenant
John GeorgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1684
Transfered ADM 8/1/83
B051
bef.1.5.1677 - aft.1.5.1677Second Lieutenant
Benjamin PooleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1677-1681
ADM 8/1/83
ADM8
13.1.1678/79 - 20.4.1680Lieutenant
John GeorgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1684
B051

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.1.1679/80 - 2.5.1681Master
Greenvill CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1694
PMD
23.4.1695 - 1695Boatswain
John JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/51
ADM 6/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1659Operations in the SoundBWAS-1603
2.1659Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5482.10.0dBWAS-1603
1660In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1662Sailed to the East IndiesBWAS-1603
1663Returned homeBWAS-1603
1664Sailed for the MediteraneanBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 56 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
1667Possibly underwent a rebuild at Deptford DockyardBWAS-1603
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
1673Sailed to the LevantBWAS-1603
4.1677Sailed to Newfoundland with a Broad PenantBWAS-1603
1680In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
19.3.1685/86Hulked and sent ot GibraltarBWAS-1603
19.3.1685/86Refitted as a Hulk
7.6.1699Sunk as a breakwater at SheernessBWAS-1603

 

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Tuesday 11th of May 2021 16:22Steve lockhart
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