Leopard

527
Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.3.1702/3BWAS-1603
Named1.3.1702/3BWAS-1603
Launched15.3.1702/3B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey B028
ConstructorEdward SwallowBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild8.1719BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck131' 1"Imperial Feet39.9296 
Length of Keel108' 9"Imperial Feet32.947 
Breadth34' 4 ½"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen683 1294Tons BM 

Armament


15.3.1702/3Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1693280Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.3.1702/3 - 20.2.1704/5CaptainRichard Culliford (d.1738) ADM 6/7/107BWAS-160321.2.1704/5 - 2.1.1706/7CaptainJames Moneypenny (d.1723) ADM 6/9/71
Commission confirmed 23.5.1707
BWAS-1603
3.1.1706/7 - 5.3.1706/7CaptainGeorge Forbes (1685-1765)ODNB3.2.1707/8 - 25.10.1710CaptainThomas Gordon (c.1658-1740/41) ADM 6/9/132BWAS-160326.10.1710 - 30.11.1710CaptainJohn Hager (d.1747/48) ADM 6/11/77ADM 6/111.12.1710 - 18.12.1712CaptainIsaac Cooke (c.1668-1712)† ADM 6/11/85ADM 6/11

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.3.1702/3 - 20.5.1707First LieutenantJosiah Martin ADM 6/7/109ADM 6/722.3.1702/3 - 5.3.1706/7Second LieutenantJohn Brerewood ADM 6/7/107ADM 6/721.5.1707 - 8.2.1707/8First LieutenantThomas Williams (1671-?) ADM 6/9/71ADM 6/921.5.1707 - 26.11.1707Second LieutenantRoger Green (d.1714) ADM 6/9/71ADM 6/927.11.1707 - 6.11.1711Second LieutenantSamuel How ADM 6/9/106ADM 6/99.2.1707/8 - 5.11.1711First LieutenantRobert Stewart ADM 6/9/134ADM 6/96.11.1711 - 12.12.1712First LieutenantSamuel How ADM 6/11/175ADM 6/1112.11.1711 - 12.12.1712Second LieutenantJohn Smith (d.1729) ADM 6/11/176ADM 6/11

Service History


DateEventSource
10.3.1704/5Battle of Marbella
1706In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1708In the North SeaBWAS-1603
17.3.1707/8Took the Fourth Rate Ship of the Line Le Salisbury (50)
5.1708Sailed to the Cape of Good Hope with a convoyBWAS-1603
1711Sailed to the Cape of Good Hope and St HelenaBWAS-1603
18.12.1712Paid offADM 51
8.1719Arrived at Woolwich to be broken up and rebuiltBWAS-1603

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1711/04/291711/10/09British Fleet For North AmericaSir Hovenden Walker (1666-1725)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/7ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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