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HMS Jackal - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Jackal

Name : HMS Jackal
Laid Down : 24th September 1937
Launched : 25th October 1938
Completed : 13th April 1939
Type : Destroyer
Class : J
Builder : John Brown
Country : UK
Pennants : F22, G22
Fate : Sunk intentionally 12th May 1942.

Damaged by air attack on 11th May 1942, and was sunk by HMS Jervis the following day.

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HMS Jackal, May 1939.


HMS Jackal, May 1939.


HMS Jackal, May 1939.


HMS Jackal, July 1939.

Timeline Entries :


25th October 1938 - Launched
25th October 1938 - Pennant F22
14th March 1939 - Cdr. Trevylyan Michael Napier, RN In Command
15th April 1939 - Arrived Plymouth
28th April 1939 - Arrived Falmouth
29th July 1939 - Sailed Plymouth
August 1939 - 7th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
15th August 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for exercises
21st August 1939 - Arrived Invergordon
24th August 1939 - Sailed Immingham For Dover
25th August 1939 - Arrived at Dover for exercises
1st September 1939 - Sailed the Humber
3rd September 1939 - 7th Destroyer Flotilla, Division 14, Humber
1st October 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.13
4th October 1939 - Left Convoy OA.13
8th October 1939 - Sailed Grimsby to operate off the mouth of the Skagerrak
9th October 1939 - Heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe between 1120 and 1645 off the mouth of the Skagerrak
13th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for patrol
16th October 1939 - Joined Convoy HN.0 off Norway
29th October 1939 - Sailed the Humber on operation AG
30th October 1939 - Arrived the Humber
1st December 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
3rd December 1939 - Joined Convoy FN.48 in the North Sea
4th December 1939 - Picked up Survivors from steamer Horsted in convoy, in 53.48N, 00.16E
4th December 1939 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.48
6th December 1939 - Sailed the Humber escorting HMS Jersey and HMS Juno
26th December 1939 - Arrived in the Humber
27th December 1939 - Escorted tanker Bedale H from Killingholm to Middlesborough
28th December 1939 - Reported abandoned Trawler Reasearcho still afloat
14th January 1940 - Ordered to Harwich to support operation ST 2
15th January 1940 - Escorted Operation ST 2
22nd January 1940 - Sailed the Humber for submarine hunting duties
23rd January 1940 - Sailed Rosyth to hunt for a submarine reported off Kinnaird Head.
23rd January 1940 - Arrived Rosyth
24th January 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact off Tod Head
25th January 1940 - On patrol
25th January 1940 - Relieved by HMS Javelin on anti-submarine duties
26th January 1940 - Arrived at Rosyth.
27th January 1940 - Sailed Rosyth to relieve destroyer HMS Jaguar
1st February 1940 - Arrived at Rosyth escorting tanker Atholknight
2nd February 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy MT.2 & MT.3
3rd February 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy MT.2 & MT.3
4th February 1940 - Arrived Methil
5th February 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy MT.4
6th February 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy MT.4
13th February 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.93
15th February 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.93
19th February 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting a TM Convoy
23rd February 1940 - Exercised in the Firth of Forth and then left as cover for a TM convoy.
24th February 1940 - Submarine hunting in the Firth of Forth.
26th February 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy MT.18
27th February 1940 - Sailed to the Tyne for repairs escorted by HMS Janus
27th February 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting a TM Convoy
27th February 1940 - Sank Swedish steamer Storfos in an accidental collision
29th February 1940 - Under repair at Blyth
1st April 1940 - 7th Destroyer Flotilla 14th Division
1st April 1940 - Cdr. T.M. Napier in Command
1st April 1940 - Repairing at Blyth
3rd April 1940 - Sailed Newcastle escorting Convoy TM
20th April 1940 - Deployed with HMS Javelin as escort for St. Magnus, St Sunniva and Cedarbank during passage from Aberdeen to Andalsnes, Norway (Operation SICKLE).
27th April 1940 - Deployed as escort for HMS Glasgow to Molde from Scapa Flow.
29th April 1940 - Sailed Molde for Malangen Fjord near Tromso with HMS Javelin as escort for HMS Glasgow
30th April 1940 - Detached with HMS Javelin after passengers disembarked from HMS Glasgow at Malangen
16th June 1940 - Part of 5th Destroyer Flotilla
27th August 1940 - Cdr. Charles Leslie Firth, RN In Command
10th October 1940 - Carried out bombardment of Cherbourg
28th November 1940 - Sailed from Plymouth to intercept German destroyers reported by an aircraft
29th November 1940 - Took casualties off HMS Javelin
11th March 1941 - Lt.Cdr. Ronald McClellan Powning Jonas, DSC, RN In Command
11th April 1942 - Sailed Alexandria to intercept an Axis convoy bound for Benghazi
12th May 1942 - Sunk

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