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Name: LEOPARD
Type: Torpedo Cruiser
Keel: 04/12/1884
Launched: 10/09/1885
Completed: 01/02/1886
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co Ltd
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 481
Dimensions: 1552disp, 224.0 x 34.9 x 14.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x C2cyl (34 & 68 x ?ins), 4628ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 18.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 12cm, 4 x 1 x 4.7cm guns; 4 x 1 x 14.0ins torpedoes
History:
01/02/1886 Austro-Hungarian Navy
1920 Broken up
Comments: Armament was provided by Krupp at Essen
Designed to counter the threat of torpedo armed Destroyers
1920: At the end of WW1 she was ceded to the UK as war reparation
1920: Broken up at Messina, Italy by Vaccaro & Co


Above photo is of sister ship PANTHER