HMS Jaguar (F34)

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HMS Jaguar dropping depth charges 1940 IWM A868.jpg
Jaguar dropping depth charges, 1940
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Jaguar (F34)
Builder: William Denny and Brothers
Laid down: 25 November 1937
Launched: 22 November 1938
Commissioned: 12 September 1939
Fate: Torpedoed by U-652 26 March 1942
Status: Sunk
General characteristics
Class & type: J-class destroyer
For other ships of the same name, see HMS Jaguar.

HMS Jaguar (F34) was a J class destroyer of the Royal Navy laid down by William Denny, Brothers and Company, Limited, of Dumbarton in Scotland on 25 November 1937, launched on 22 November 1938 and commissioned on 12 September 1939.

Service[edit]

In May 1940, during Operation Dynamo, Jaguar and other destroyers rescued survivors from the sinking of SS Abukir.[1][2]

In February 1941 she took part in Operation Abstention in February 1941, where she engaged the Italian destroyer Crispi off Kastelorizo without consequences and the Battle of Cape Matapan next March. Jaguar was struck by two torpedoes fired by the German submarine U-652 and sank off Sidi Barrani Egypt 31°53′N 26°18′E / 31.883°N 26.300°E / 31.883; 26.300 on 26 March 1942 with the loss of 3 Officers and 190 of her crew. 8 Officers and 45 crewmen were rescued by Naval Whaler HMS Klo.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Geoffrey B (2004). "HMS Codrington (D 65) – A-class Flotilla Leader". In Smith, Gordon. Service Histories of Royal Navy Warships in World War 2. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Mason, Geoffrey B (2004). "HMS Grenade (H 86) – G-class Destroyer". In Smith, Gordon. Service Histories of Royal Navy Warships in World War 2. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 

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