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Torpedo Boat

Jaguar Torpedo boat

Service Data

In Service: 1 June 1929 to 15 June 1944

Production Data

Builder: Marinewerft
Construction No: 113
Laid down: 4 May 1927
Launched: 15 March 1928
Commissioned: 1 June 1929

Technical Data

Type: Torpedo boat
Class: Predator

Displacement: 933 tons standard. 1,320 tons full load
Length: 92.6 m
Beam: 8.6 m
Draft: 3.52 m
Propulsion: 2 × shaft geared steam turbines, 3 × boilers producing up to 25,500 shp
Propellers: 2
Speed: 35.2 knots
Range: 3,900 nautical miles at 17 knots
Crew: 129 men and officers
3 × 10.5 cm L/45 Tbts C/32
carried 300 rounds
4 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 8000 rounds
2 × 2 cm Flak L/65 C/39 before 1941
4 × 2 cm Flak L/65 C/39 after 1941
carried 8000 rounds
6 × 50 cm torpedo tubes before 1931
6 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes after 1931
30 mines
Operators: Kriegsmarine

Other: Torpedo boats



1 June 1929
The torpedo boat Jaguar is commissioned.

15 June 1944
The torpedo boat Jaguar is sunk along with Möwe, Falke, S-66, S-84 by the British RAF 16 crew lost. Position 49° 30N 00° 07E.


Sorry No Image AvailableHans-Armin Czech
Takes command on 1 June 1929
Ends command on 25 September 1931

Sorry No Image AvailableGottfried Pönitz
Takes command on 1 October 1932
Ends command on October 1933

Sorry No Image AvailableFriedrich Böhme
Takes command on October 1933
Ends command on September 1935

Sorry No Image AvailableKarl Smidt
Takes command on September 1935
Ends command on March 1937

Sorry No Image AvailableKlaus Scholtz
Takes command on June 1937
Ends command on April 1939

Sorry No Image AvailableFranz Kohlauf
Takes command on April 1939
Ends command on October 1939

Sorry No Image AvailableWerner Hartenstein
Takes command on October 1939
Ends command on March 1941

Sorry No Image AvailableFriedrich-Karl Paul
Takes command on March 1941
Ends command on May 1942

Sorry No Image AvailableHans Strecker
Takes command on May 1942
Ends command on June 1942

Sorry No Image AvailableHanns Tietze
Takes command on June 1942
Ends command on August 1942

Sorry No Image AvailableKonrad Loerke
Takes command on August 1942
Ends command on September 1942

Sorry No Image AvailableHans Strecker
Takes command on September 1942
Ends command on November 1942

Sorry No Image AvailableWalter Lüdde-Neurath
Takes command on November 1942
Ends command on January 1943

Sorry No Image AvailableHorst Freiherr von Lüttitz
Takes command on January 1943
Ends command on February 1943

Sorry No Image AvailableWalter Lüdde-Neurath
Takes command on February 1943
Ends command on August 1943

Sorry No Image AvailableHorst Freiherr von Lüttitz
Takes command on August 1943
Ends command on September 1943

Sorry No Image AvailableWirich von Gartzen
Takes command on September 1943
Ends command on October 1943

Sorry No Image AvailableOtto Schäfer
Takes command on November 1943
Ends command on December 1943

Sorry No Image AvailableHeinz-Harald Pockrandt
Takes command on December 1943
Ends command on January 1944

Sorry No Image AvailableHeinz-Jürgen Sonnenburg
Takes command on January 1944
Ends command on June 1944


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