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HMS Jaguar (1939) DD  (1st)

    
This the first ship to carry the name HMS Jaguar was a destroyer.

Built by Denny, laid down Nov-1937, launched 22-Nov-1938, and commissioned 12-Sep-1939.

On commissioning joined the 7th Destroyer Flotilla based on the Humber. Which at the start of WW2 was renumbered the 5th Flotilla.

07-Dec-1939, was in action against German destroyers Lody and Geise off Cromer.

Took part in the Norwegian campaign. Then went to Plymouth for patrols in the English Channel.

Took part in Dunkirk operations where she was damaged.

After repairs went to the Mediterranean, where she was torpedoed and sunk by U-652, 26-Mar-1942 north of Sollum.

Won the Battle Honours: Dunkirk 1940, Atlantic 1940, Spartivento 1940, Matapan 1941, Crete 1941, Mediterranean 1941, Libya 1941-42 and Malta Convoys 1941-42.

 

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This page last edited - 28 June, 2012.

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