HMS Jackal (F 22)
Destroyer of the J class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Ordered||25 Mar 1937|
|Laid down||24 Sep 1937|
|Launched||25 Oct 1938|
|Commissioned||13 Apr 1939|
|Lost||12 May 1942|
|Loss position||32° 38'N, 26° 20'E|
HMS Jackal (Cdr. Christopher Theodore Jellicoe, DSC, RN) was bombed and heavily damaged on 11 May 1942 about 90 nautical miles north-west of Mersa Matruth, Egypt in position 32º38'N, 26º20'E in the eastern Mediterranean by German Ju88 aircraft. She was sunk the next day by HMS Jervis.
Commands listed for HMS Jackal (F 22)
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|1||Cdr. Trevylyan Michael Napier, RN||14 Mar 1939||27 Aug 1940|
|2||Cdr. Charles Leslie Firth, RN||27 Aug 1940||11 Mar 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Ronald McClellan Powning Jonas, DSC, RN||11 Mar 1941||early 1942|
|4||Cdr. Christopher Theodore Jellicoe, DSC, RN||early 1942||12 May 1942|
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Notable events involving Jackal include:
11 Oct 1940
The battleship HMS Revenge sails from Plymouth with the destroyers HMS Javelin, HMS Jupiter, HMS Kelvin, HMS Kipling, HMS Jackal, HMS Jaguar and HMS Kashmir to shell the French port of Cherbourg.