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Scale model of <a href="/content/French_ship_Achille_(1803)" style="color:blue"><i>Achille</i></a>, sister ship of French ship Léopard (1787), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
Scale model of Achille, sister ship of French ship Léopard (1787), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.

Léopard was a Téméraire class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

Career


On 30 October 1788, Léopard departed Toulon for a cruise in the Caribbean, under Captain de la Galissoninère.[1][3]

On 15 September 1790, a fight between sailors from Léopard and Patriote caused a mutiny; the entire crew of Léopard was expelled from the Navy by a decree of the National Constituent Assembly.[1]

From 1792, Léopard took part in the Expédition de Sardaigne under Captain Bourdon-Gramont, capturing Carloforte on 8 January 1793. On 17 February, Léopard ran aground in a storm off Cagliari; after two days trying to refloat her, the crew abandoned the ship and set her on fire after offloading the guns and matériel.

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