Leopard

461
Nominal Guns44
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
Ordered29.9.1657
Launched2.1659
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford
ConstructorManley Callis (d.1657)
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1659 - 1660CaptainJonas PooleBWAS-16031.1.1661/62 - 24.7.1663CaptainRichard MinorsB05111.5.1664 - 6.7.1666CaptainRichard Beach (d.1692)B0517.7.1666 - 23.1.1667/68CaptainJohn Hubbard (d.1671)BWAS-160329.5.1668 - 3.8.1669CaptainCharles O'Bryan (d.1669)B05117.1.1671/72 - 27.5.1673CaptainPeter Bowen (d.1673)B05129.3.1677 - 4.9.1678CommodoreWilliam PooleB05110.1.1679/80 - 27.1.1679/80CaptainHenry Killigrew (1652-1712)BWAS-160328.1.1679/80 - 20.4.1681CaptainSir John Berry (1635-1690/91)BWAS-1603

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1660LieutenantHenry MillettB0511662LieutenantBenjamin CarterettB0511662LieutenantThomas TraffordB0511672LieutenantJohn Tyrrel (d.1692)B05129.5.1677 - 11.9.1678First LieutenantJohn George (d.1690)B05113.1.1678/79 - 20.4.1680LieutenantJohn George (d.1690)B051

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
17.1.1679/80 - 2.5.1681MasterGreenvill Collins (1643-1694)PMD

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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IIJohn CharnockDigital Book
PMDPrivate manuscript documents Book
 

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