Allied Warships

HMS Léopard

Large destroyer of the Chacal class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLarge destroyer
Built byAt.&Ch de la Loire (St. Nazaire, France) 
Laid down1 Aug 1923 
Launched29 Sep 1924 
Commissioned6 Jul 1940 
End service31 Aug 1940 
HistorySeized by the Royal Navy in Portsmouth on 3 July 1940.
Transferred to the Free French on 31 August 1940.
Stranded and wrecked North of Benghazi on 27 May 1943.
The wreck was destroyed on 19 June 1943. 

Commands listed for HMS Léopard

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1Cdr. William Eric Banks, RN6 Jul 194031 Aug 1940

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