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Leopard

566
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.12.1718BWAS-1603
Keel Laid Down1.8.1719BWAS-1603
Launched18.4.1721BWAS-1603
First Commissioned14.3.1721/22BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
Ship Class1719 Establishment 50-Gunner (1719)BWAS-1603
Constructor
John HaywardBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1701-1742
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Broken Up10.1740BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 6"Imperial Feet40.8477 
Length of Keel109' 10"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth36' 0"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Burthen762 2594Tons BM 

Armament


1721Broadside Weight = 315 Imperial Pound ( 142.8525 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719280Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1721/22 - 4.9.1728Captain
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
ADM 6/14/31
ADM 6/13
2.4.1729 - 22.12.1729Captain
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
ADM 6/14/20
BWAS-1603
22.2.1733/34 - 16.10.1735Captain
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
ADM 6/15/166
ref:569
17.10.1735 - 4.10.1736Captain
John DurellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1742
Transfered ADM 6/15/70
Confirmed 6.6.1737
BWAS-1603
5.10.1736 - 12.3.1736/37Captain
William ChambersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747
ADM 6/15/54
Confirmed 30.3.1737
ADM 6/15
12.3.1736/37 - 3.5.1737Captain
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759
ADM 6/15/61
BWAS-1603

18 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1721/22 - 10.7.1722First Lieutenant
William DilkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1745
Transfered ADM 6/13/31
ADM 6/13
15.3.1721/22 - 22.3.1723/24Second Lieutenant
The Hon. James CornwallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720
ADM 6/13/31
ADM 6/13
15.3.1721/22 - 21.6.1726Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Nathaniel OrrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1733
ADM 6/13/31
ADM 6/13
10.7.1722 - 13.2.1725/26First Lieutenant
Richard HerbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1718
Transfered ADM 6/13/41
ADM 6/13
23.3.1723/24 - 31.7.1726Second Lieutenant
Matthew BeckwithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1726
ADM 6/13/67
ADM 6/13
14.2.1725/26 - 26.10.1726First Lieutenant
Henry OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1765
ADM 6/13/103
ADM 6/13
1.8.1726 - 26.10.1726Second Lieutenant
Francis PercivalBritish
Naval Sailor
ADM 6/13/217
Confirmed 23.8.1728
ADM 6/13
27.10.1726 - 22.12.1727First Lieutenant
Francis PercivalBritish
Naval Sailor
Transfered ADM 6/13/217
Confirmed 23.8.1728
ADM 6/13
23.12.1727 - 4.9.1728First Lieutenant
John DraperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1738
ADM 6/14/219
Confirmed 5.9.1728
ADM 6/13
3.4.1729 - 22.12.1729First Lieutenant
Charles DennisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1742
ADM 6/14/20
ADM 6/14
3.4.1729 - 25.11.1729Second Lieutenant
William ChambersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747
Transfered ADM 6/14/20
ADM 6/14
9.6.1729 - 25.11.1729Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John AmbroseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1750
ADM 6/14/30
ADM 6/14
25.11.1729 - 22.12.1729Second Lieutenant
John AmbroseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1750
ADM 6/14/42
ADM 6/14
25.11.1729 - 22.12.1729Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Edward HawkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1776
ADM 6/14/42
DB015
23.2.1733/34 - 3.5.1737First Lieutenant
Solomon GideonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1756
ADM 6/15/169
ADM 6/14
23.2.1733/34 - 20.8.1734Second Lieutenant
Peter Jacob Des TombeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1736
Transfered ADM 6/14/169
ADM 6/14
19.3.1733/34 - 26.3.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
George GoslingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1743
ADM 6/15/177
ADM 6/14
26.3.1737 - 3.5.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1738
ADM 6/15/61
Confirmed 27.4.1737
ADM 6/15

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
24.2.1723/24 - 25.4.1726Midshipman Extra
Palmes BravelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1715
ADM 6/13/65
ADM 6/13

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.4.1722 - 6.9.1725Midshipman
Nathaniel RogersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1741
ADM 107/3/155
ADM 107/3
16.6.1722 - 15.5.1724Midshipman
Nicholas RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1744
Transfered ADM 107/3/151
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
18.4.1721Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £8140.0.4dBWAS-1603
1722Home watersBWAS-1603
1723Home watersBWAS-1603
1724Sailed to the African coastBWAS-1603
1725Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
11.1725fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1603
1726At Porto BelloBWAS-1603
3.1725/26fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
1727At Porto BelloBWAS-1603
4.9.1728

Paid off

ADM 51
22.12.1729Paid offADM 51
11.1730Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
2.1731Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £13634.18.1dBWAS-1603
1734In the TagusBWAS-1603
1735In the TagusBWAS-1603
3.5.1737

Paid off

ADM 51
10.1740Completed breaking up at PlymouthBWAS-1603

 

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