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Postby shipstamps » Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:27 pm

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H.M.S. Jaguar (F 37), Leopard Class, was built by William Denny and Bros., Ltd., at Dumbarton. Laid down 2.11.1953; launched 30.7.1957; commissioned 12.12.1959. Speed 24 knots. Standard displacement 2,300 tons; 2,520 full load. There were four ships of the class but only two are left, Jaguar being now in reserve. Length is 330ft. and beam 40ft. Armament includes four 4.5in. and two 40mm guns and the ship's company consists of 16 officers and 212 ratings. The primary role of this type of ship is the protection of the Fleet or of convoys against attack by aircraft. The 4.5in. guns are automatic and radar controlled. The ships can also operate in the anti-submarine role. The Jaguar's badge is the animal after which the ship is named. SG217
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Re: Jaguar HMS

Postby aukepalmhof » Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:51 pm

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Built as an Anti Aircraft frigate under yard no 1476 by William Denny and Bros, Dumbarton, Scotland for the Royal Navy.
02 November 1953 keel laid down.
20 July 1957 launched as the HMS JAGUAR (F-37) christened by HRH Princess Alexandra, she was one of the Leopard class.
Displacement 2.300 standard, 2.500 tons full load. Dim. 103.6 x 12.2 x 4.7m. (draught)
Powered by 8 Crosley built Admiralty Standard Rang ASR 1 diesels, 12.380hp., twin shafts. Speed 24 knots. She was the first ship in the Royal Navy fitted out with pitch propellers.
Bunker capacity 220 tons
Range by full speed 2.300 mile, 7.500 mile by a speed of 16 knots.
Armament 4 – 4.5 inch guns and 2 – 40mm Bofors AA guns, 1 Squid depth charge mortar.
Crew 205 later increased to 235.
10 December 1959 commissioned under command of Commander James Pertwee.
12 December 1959 completed. She was the latest warship built by William Denny.

After completing she sailed to Portsmouth for sores and ammunition.
07 January 1960 left Portsmouth for engine trials and exercise, but everything was not going as planned, and she was moved to HM Dockyard Chatham South Lock No 3 Basin in February.
There it was found that shot blast grit was present in the lubrication systems which had damaged the engines.

After repair she was allocated mainly to the South Atlantic.
March 1964 visited Tristan da Cunha.
1966 Got a refit the intention was to fit the vessels of this class out with the Seacat missiles but it was not done due to economical reasons.
Early 1970 the class became obsolescent due to her age and low speed and subsequently taken out of service
JAGUAR was used in the Cod War with Iceland in 1973, where after she was assigned to the Standby Squadron.
1976 Re-commissioned for service in Icelandic waters, after she was fitted out with heavy wood sheating to cover the bows against damage for the ramming Icelandic warships, then again in reserve till sold.
06 July 1978 bought by the Navy of Bangladesh, renamed BNS ALI HAIDAR (F 17) , after a overhaul in the U.K. she arrived in November 1978 in Bangladesh.

2009 Still in service by the Bangladesh Navy, based at Chittagong a unit of the Commanding BN Flotilla, mostly moored alongside and used as an accommodation ship for around 200 personnel.

22 January 2014 decommissioned at Chittagong.

Tristan da Cunha 2013 35p sg?, scott? (by the issue is given):
The 35p stamp shows HMS JAGUAR. In early 1962, The Royal Society mounted an expedition to Tristan to study the effects of the volcano on the flora and fauna of the island, as well as to study the volcanology of the island. The expedition had no remit to consider the possibility of the islanders returning. Prior to the expedition HMS JAGUAR visited the island on 16th December 1961 to make a preliminary investigation before the main expedition departed.

Source: Wikipedia. Royal Navy Frigates since 1945 by Leo Marriott. Various web-sites.
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Re: Jaguar HMS

Postby Arturo » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:26 pm

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