Fandom

Alternate History

HMS Leopard (French Egypt)

40,485pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Chesapeake-Leopard Affair
Career
Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom
Ordered: October 16, 1775
Laid Down: January 1776
Launched: April 24, 1790
Fate: Sunk by USS Chesapeake on January 8, 1808.

The HMS Leopard was a 50-gun Portland-class fourth rate of the Royal Navy. The Leopard served in the French Revolutionary Wars, and the North American Front of the First Global War.

History

On June 22 of 1807, the HMS Leopard intercepted the USS Chesapeake and boarded. This event caused repercussions throughout the United States, which led to the American declaration of war against United Kingdom.

On January 8 of 1808, the Chesapeake got its revenge, when it "snuck up" on the Leopard, when it was preparing to land troops on the shores Nova Scotia. The magazine exploded, incinerating the stern portion of the ship, the captain, and most of the commanding officers. The few crew members that were able to escape into the water were picked up by the Chesapeake.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki