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Type: 4th rate ; Armament 50 (22 x long 24, & 22 x long 12 pdrs. On her q'deck & f'csle 6 x carronades, 24-pdrs, & 2 x long 9-pdrs, plus an 18-pdr launch carronade = 53
Launched at Sheerness in 1790 ;
Disposal date or year : 28 Jun 1814
Disposal Details : Wrecked near the island of Anticosti, gulf of St. Lawrence: crew, except a few, saved. Captain Edward Crofton
Complement: 343 men & boys
Tons (BM) : 1056.
12 May 1796 capture of Dutch 36-gun frigate Argo off the Texel, by the frigate Phnix Captain Lawrence William Halsted, with the Leopard coming up astern, whilst the frigate Pegasus, and brig-sloop Sylph, went in pursuit of 3 brigs accompanying the Argo.
18 Feb 1797 captured the French privateer Victorieux.
9 Jun 1797 the Repulse and Leopard escaped the mutiny at the Nore, being fired on by the Monmouth and Director - see p. 74 www.naval-review.org/issues/1929-1.pdf.
26 Oct 1798 captured the French privateer Apollon in the Indian Ocean.
1 Jan 1799, Commodore J. Blankett. Captain T. Sirridge. Convoy to the East Indies.
Aug 1799 in the Red Sea.
22 Aug 1800 captured the French privateer Clarisse, whilst en route from the Red Sea to Bombay.
22 Apr 1801 landed troops at the town of Suez.
15 Jun 1801 anchored in the bay of Kosseir.
25-28 Aug 1804 seminal action off Boulogne
23-25 Apl 1805 was a part of a squadron which captured off Boulogne the Dutch Armed Schuyts Nos 43, 44, 45, 48, 52, 54, 57, and 58, and the unarmed Transport No 3.
May 1805 Dungeness and Boulogne Captain Richard Raggett
1 Jun 1807 C-in-C, North-American station issues an order to the captains under his command, directing, that, in case of meeting the American frigate Chesapeake at sea, and without the limits of the United States, they were to show to her captain that order, and to search his ship for deserters from the "Belleisle, Bellona, Triumph, Chichester, Halifax, and Zenobia cutter," and were to proceed and search for the same.
21 Jun 1807 arrived off Cape Henry, and anchored in company with the Bellona and Melampus and on the 22d, with the Triumph.
22 Jun 1807 the Leopard weighed per the Bellona's instructions and some five leagues from the land bore down to speak the US ship Chesapeake, to discuss the problem of British deserters onboard the Chesapeake. Her CO refused to discuss the subject, resulting in 3 broadsides being fired by the Leopard in order that the Captain could carry out his instructions.
latter end of March or beginning of April 1810 the naval force arrived off the Isle of France, consisting of the Iphigenia, Leopard and Magicienne, was joined on the 24th by the Néréide, from the Cape.
May 1810 Boadicea and Sirius had replaced the Leopard off the Isle of France, which in turn had replaced the Raisonable at the Cape, which had sailed for England.
Portsmouth 30 May 1811 Embarked troops for Portugal.
Torbay 4 Jun 1811 Arrived with troops for Cadiz.
Falmouth 8 Jun 1811 Arrived with a mail and troops for Cadiz, put in by adverse wind.
Falmouth 21 Jul 1811 Sailed.
Portsmouth 29 Aug 1811 Sailed for Plymouth.
Plymouth Dock 3 Sep 1811 Arrived from Portsmouth.
Plymouth 5 Sep 1811 Remains whilst the wind blows in an unfavourable direction, when she will sail for Leith.
Plymouth Dock 11 Sep 1811 Sailed with prisoners for Leith.
Torbay 16 Sep 1811 Remains.
Deal 23 Sep 1811 Arrived from the westward, with French prisoners for Leith.
Deal 26 Sep 1811 Sailed with French prisoners for Leith.
Portsmouth 16 Oct 1811 Arrived from the Downs.
Portsmouth 17 Nov 1811 Sailed for the Tagus.
15 Jan 1812 Endymion, and Leopard sighted two French frigates and brig and gave chase, but soon lost them.
Lisbon 10 Jan 1812 Sailed with a convoy.
Portsmouth 27 Jan 1812 Arrived from Lisbon.
Portsmouth 20 Apr 1812 Went out of harbour.
Cove 15 May 1812 Is preparing to sail.
Portsmouth 13 Nov 1813 Arrived from Lisbon.
Portsmouth 10 May 1814 sailed with convoys for the coast of Africa, Brazils, the Cape of Good Hope, the East Indies, and British North America, via Cork.
30 Jun 1814 Hebrus arrived Halifax, from Cork, with a small convoy, having parted a few days previous with the Leopard, Diadem, and Diomede, with troops for Quebec.
23 Jul 1814, the schooner Bird arrives Halifax, 10 days from Quebec, with news of the loss of the Leopard and 4 transports on the island of Anticosti, with troops on board for Quebec, stating that all were saved, but were much in want of provisions.