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Type: 1st class frigate ; Armament 18
Launched : 5 Nov 1850 ; Disposal date or year : 1867
BM: 1406 tons
Machinery notes: 560
20 Dec 1848 Deptford building
11 Mar 1854 departed Spithead, with the fleet, for the Baltic - see p. 413 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
9 Apr 1854 Tribune, Leopard, and Imperieuse detained the Russian vessel Fidentia.
11 Apr 1854 the Imperieuse and Leopard detained the Russian vessel Dido.
15 Apr 1854 captured Russian brig Patrioten [Prize Money per London Gazette of 21 Jul 1857].
May-Jun 1854 Leopard, Vulture, Odin, and Valorous, destroyed vessels and storehouses, etc., at Brahestad and Uleaborg, and captured several gunboats and 7 Jun, disastrous boat actions at Gamla Carleby - see p. 416 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
25 May 1855, Kertch and Yenikale were captured, along with thousands of tons and coal and provisions, along with factories etc., by some 60 French and British vessels, and allied troops, for which no prize money appeared to be payable, contrary to the Queen's instructions. See Hansard for more details, and approval for a Parliamentary Grant in lieu.
11 Nov 1855 salvage services rendered to the Mary Pleasants.
8 Jun 1859 at Rio.
10 Jul 1859 at Rio.
14 Aug 1859 left Pernambuco for Rio.
20 Sep 1859 at Rio. The Flag Officer, Rear Adm. Sir S. Lushington reports to the Secretary of the Admiralty the presence of a French engagé ship Splendide, bound for the Congo, being fitted out for emigrants, but in fact little better than a slave ship under the supervision of the French Government forces, which is doing little more than fostering the slave trade again.
27 Oct 1859 Mr. Thornton, British Minister, arrived at Montevideo in the Leopard, in company with the Buzzard, Oberon, and Syren.
16 Nov 1859 at Buenos Ayres, the Flag Officer writes to the Secretary of the Admiralty regarding the swift apprehension of a 2 white men and 3 Africans who landed from a small launch to the north of Rio, and that the Siren will be directed to keep a look out for the possible trafficking of slaves amongst the coastal trade of Brazil on her homeward bound voyage via Bahia and Pernambuco.
28 Dec 1859 at Buenos Ayres.
1860 Flag Ship S.E. Coast of America
11 Oct 1862 Devonport. Commissioned.
1864 China station. Medical report : fever, cholera and small-pox onboard : number of Cases of Disease and Injury.