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Jaguar

CountryGermany
Ship Class1924-class Motor Torpedo Boat
BuilderKriegsmarinewerft
Yard Number114
Slip/Drydock NumberI
Ordered6 Apr 1925
Laid Down4 May 1927
Launched15 Mar 1928
Commissioned15 Aug 1929
Sunk14 Jun 1944
Displacement947 tons standard; 1,340 tons full
Length304 feet
Beam20 feet
Draft12 feet
Machinery3 water-tube boilers, 2 Schichau geared steam turbines, 2 shafts
Bunkerage338t fuel oil
Power Output23,000 SHP
Speed34 knots
Range1,997nm at 17 knots
Crew129
Armament3x10.5cm SK C/28 guns, 8x1x2cm C/30 anti-aircraft guns, 1x4x2cm C/30 anti-aircraft guns, 2x3x533mm torpedo tubes, 30 mintes

Contributor:

ww2dbaseJaguar was the last of the Type 24 class of torpedo boats. She was commissioned into service in 1928 and was assigned to the 3rd Torpedo Boat Half-Flotilla. In late 1931, her original 500-millimeter torpedo tubes were placed by 533-millimeter torpedo tubes, and two 2-centimeter C/30 anti-aircraft guns were added. In late 1936, she was assigned to the 3rd Torpedo Boat Flotilla, with which unit she saw patrols off the Spanish coast during the Spanish Civil War. During WW2, alongside of torpedo boat Falke, she captured six ships in the Skaggerak between 14 and 16 Dec 1940. In late Dec 1939, she was put into a shipyard at Wesermünde for a refit, returning to service in Mar 1940. During the Norwegian Campaign, she was one of the escorts that guarded the torpedoed heavy cruiser Lützow back home. Between 4 and 5 Jun 1940, Falke and Jaguar provided the anti-submarine screen for battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst and the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper from Kiel, Germany, to the Skaggerak for an unsuccessful attempt to intercept the Allied convoys evacuating northern Norway. Between 21 and 23 Jun 1940, she was one of the escorts that guarded damaged Scharnhorst as the battleship returned from Norway to Kiel. Jaguar was assigned to France in Sep 1940, where she would escort minelayers as a member of the 5th Torpedo Boat Flotilla as well as laying mines off the English coast herself. She went through a refit in Rotterdam, Netherlands between Apr and May 1941. Between Jun and Oct 1941, she provided convoy escort duties in the Skagerrak. In Feb 1942, she returned to the 5th Torpedo Boat Flotilla in France. During Operation Cerberus, which was referred to by the British as Channel Dash, she joined Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen on 12 Feb 1942 off Cap Gris-Nez, providing escort. A month later, in Mar 1942, she, along with flotilla mates, escorted commerce raider Michel and damaged British destroyers HMS Walpole and HMS Fernie. In Sep and Oct 1942, she escorted German blockade runners out of French ports as they sailed for Japan. In early 1943, she escorted battleships and cruisers off the Norwegian coast before returning to Germany and then France. During the war, a quadruple 2-centimeter C/30 anti-aircraft gun mount was added just forward of the No. 2 gun, and six additional single mounts were added as well. In 1944, radar and a FuMB 4 Sumatra radar detector was added. During the Allied invasion of Normandie, France, the 5th Flotilla which she was a part of sortied multiple times out of Le Havre to disrupt Allied shipping. The flotilla expended 50 torpedoes and other ammunition, but could claim only one sinking, Norwegian destroyer Svenner. Jaguar was sunk by British RAF Bomber Command bombers after sundown on 14 Jun 1944, along with torpedo boat Falke.

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Jaguar Operational Timeline

6 Apr 1925 The order for torpedo boat Jaguar was given.
4 May 1927 The keel of torpedo boat Jaguar was laid down by Reichsmarinewerft in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
15 Mar 1928 Jaguar was launched by Reichsmarinewerft in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
15 Aug 1929 Jaguar was commissioned into service.
4 Jun 1940 Jaguar began escorting battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst and the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper between Kiel, Germany and the Skaggerak.
5 Jun 1940 Jaguar completed escorting battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst and the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper between Kiel, Germany and the Skaggerak.
21 Jun 1940 Jaguar began escorting battleship Scharnhorst from Norway to Kiel, Germany.
23 Jun 1940 Jaguar completed escorting battleship Scharnhorst from Norway to Kiel, Germany.
7 Aug 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 began escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
8 Aug 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 completed escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
14 Aug 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 began escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
15 Aug 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 completed escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
31 Aug 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 began escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
2 Sep 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 completed escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
6 Sep 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 began escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
7 Sep 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 completed escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
8 Oct 1940 After sundown, Jaguar and Wolf made an unsuccessful sortie off the Isle of Wight.
29 Oct 1940 Jaguar and Iltis began laying a minefield off Dover, England, United Kingdom.
30 Oct 1940 Jaguar and Iltis completed laying a minefield off Dover, England, United Kingdom.
2 Dec 1940 Jaguar and Iltis began laying a minefield off Dover, England, United Kingdom.
3 Dec 1940 Jaguar and Iltis completed laying a minefield off Dover, England, United Kingdom.
25 Feb 1941 Jaguar and Iltis began laying a minefield off Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom.
26 Feb 1941 Jaguar and Iltis completed laying a minefield off Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom.
5 Mar 1941 Jaguar and Iltis began laying a minefield off Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom.
6 Mar 1941 Jaguar and Iltis completed laying a minefield off Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom.
22 Mar 1941 Jaguar and Iltis escorted battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau into Brest, France.
12 Feb 1942 Torpedo boats Jaguar and Seeadler made rendezvous with battleship Scharnhorst, battleship Gneisenau, and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen off Cap Gris-Nez, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.
12 Mar 1942 Torpedo boats Jaguar and Seeadler began escorting merchant raider Michel as the raider attacked British shipping in the English Channel.
11 Mar 1943 Jaguar and Greif escorted battleships Tirpitz and Scharnhorst as they sailed from Trondheim, Norway to the German Navy base in Bogen Bay, Norway.
22 Mar 1943 Jaguar and Greif escorted heavy cruiser Lützow and light cruiser Nürnberg out of Bogen Bay, Norway.
24 Mar 1943 Jaguar and Greif, escorting heavy cruiser Lützow and light cruiser Nürnberg, arrived at Altafjord, Norway.
27 Apr 1943 Jaguar, Greif, and Z4 Richard Beitzen escorted light cruiser Nürnberg out of Harstad, Norway toward Kiel, Germany.
3 May 1943 Light cruiser Nürnberg arrived at Kiel, Germany; Jaguar, Greif, and Z4 Richard Beitzen had escorted her to Kiel from Norway. Later that day, Jaguar, Greif, and Möwe escorted minelayers out of Kiel for the North Sea.
7 May 1943 Jaguar, Greif, and Möwe completed their escort mission for minelayers in the North Sea.
21 Mar 1944 Torpedo boats Jaguar, Möwe, Greif, Kondor, T27, and T29 began to lay mines off Le Havre and Fécamp, France.
22 Mar 1944 Torpedo boats Jaguar, Möwe, Greif, Kondor, T27, and T29 completed laying mines off Le Havre and Fécamp, France.
23 May 1944 Torpedo boats Jaguar, Möwe, Greif, Kondor, T27, and T29 departed Cherbourg for Le Havre, France.
24 May 1944 While sailing from Cherbourg to Le Havre, France, torpedo boats Greif, Möwe, Falke, Kondor and Jaguar were attacked by Allied aircraft early in the day. Greif was struck by two bombs and lost all power at about 0600 hours. Without power, she drifted and collided with Falke (causing little damage). Möwe attempted to tow Greif, but failed to save her as Greif sank at 0632 hours.
6 Jun 1944 Torpedo boats of the German 5th Flotilla (Jaguar, Falke, Möwe, and T28), attacking Allied shipping off Normandie, France, sank Norwegian destroyer Svenner about 20 kilometers (about 12 miles) west of Le Havre, France.
14 Jun 1944 Jaguar and Falke were sunk by British bombers off the French coast.

Photographs

Launching ceremony of torpedo boats Tiger, Luchs, Jaguar, and Leopard at the Reichsmarinewerft facility in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, 15 Mar 1928Torpedo boat Jaguar underway, 1934Torpedo boat Jaguar underway, 1934-1935Tiger, Luchs, Jaguar, and Iltis at anchor, 1934-1940




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Launching ceremony of torpedo boats Tiger, Luchs, Jaguar, and Leopard at the Reichsmarinewerft facility in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, 15 Mar 1928
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