Large destroyer of the Chacal class
|Navy||The Free French Navy|
|Built by||At.&Ch de la Loire (St. Nazaire, France)|
|Laid down||1 Aug 1923|
|Launched||20 Sep 1924|
|Commissioned||31 Aug 1940|
|Lost||27 May 1943|
The French large destroyer Léopard was seized by the Royal Navy in Porstmouth on 3 July 1940.
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Notable events involving Léopard include:
25 Jan 1941
Due to fuel shortage, L?opard left the group and turned back. (1)
24 Feb 1941
Leopard picks up 41 survivors from the British merchant Waynegate that was sunk earlier that day by U-73 south of Iceland in position 58°50'N, 21°47'W. The survivors were landed at Greenock on 28 February.
11 Jul 1942
German U-boat U-136 was sunk in the Atlantic west of Madeira, Portugal, in position 33°30'N, 22°52'W by the Free French destroyer L?opard (Lt.Cdr. Richard), the British frigate HMS Spey (Cdr. H.G. Boys-Smith, DSO and Bar, RNR) and the British sloop HMS Pelican (Cdr. G.V. Gladstone, RN).
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