English ship Leopard (1635)

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Leopard.
History
Royal Navy EnsignEngland
Name: Leopard
Ordered: 1 March 1634
Builder: Peter Pett I, Woolwich
Launched: 11 March 1635
Commissioned: 1635
Captured: 4 March 1653, by the Dutch
Dutch Navy EnsignDutch Republic
Name: Luipaard
Acquired: 4 March 1653
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 34-gun third-rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 516 (550.3 by later calculation)
Length: 95 ft (29 m) (keel)
Beam: 33 ft (10 m)
Depth of hold: 12 ft 4 in (3.76 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament: 36 guns of various weights of shot

Leopard was a 34-gun third-rate ship of the line of the English Navy, built by Peter Pett I at Woolwich and launched in 1635.[1]

During the First Anglo-Dutch War, Leopard was captured by the Eendracht of the Dutch Republic at the Battle of Leghorn on 3 March 1653, with the loss of 70 men killed and 54 wounded. In Dutch service she was renamed Luipaard.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p158.

References[edit]

  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
  • Winfield, Rif (2009) British Warships in the Age of Sail: 1603 - 1714. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84832-040-6.