HMS Leopard (1703)

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History
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Name: HMS Leopard
Builder: Swallow, Rotherhithe
Launched: 15 March 1703
Fate: Broken up, 1739
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 683 long tons (694.0 t)
Length: 131 ft 1 in (40.0 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 34 ft 4 12 in (10.5 m)
Depth of hold: 13 ft 6 in (4.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 50 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1721 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1719 Establishment 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 762 long tons (774.2 t)
Length: 134 ft (40.8 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 36 ft (11.0 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 2 in (4.6 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 50 guns:
  • Gundeck: 22 × 18 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 22 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Leopard was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Rotherhithe and launched on 15 March 1703.[1]

Leopard underwent a rebuild according to the 1719 Establishment at Woolwich, and was relaunched on 18 April 1721. Leopard served until 1739, when she was broken up.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p166.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p170.

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.