John Franklin William Hine DSC, RN

Born  1 Feb 1906
Died  1 Dec 1941(35)HMS Jaguar (F 34)


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Ranks

15 May 1926 A/S.Lt.
15 Dec 1926 S.Lt.
1 Feb 1929 Lt.
1 Feb 1937 Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

1 Jan 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1942 DSC (posthumous)

Warship Commands listed for John Franklin William Hine, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Jaguar (F 34)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer1 Aug 19391 Dec 1941 (+)

Career information

Killed in an accident. Hit by a shell from HMS Jervis when a hot gun barrel was being cleared.

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Jaguar (F 34)


12 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 1030 hours, HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), is commissioned at Dumbarton. (1)

14 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Helensburgh (Clyde) for Portland. (1)

15 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived off Portland. Before entering the harbour the first work-up exercises were carried out with the T.S.D.S. system (high speed minesweeping system for destroyers). (1)

19 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) conducted torpedo firing trials off Portland. (1)

21 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) conducted torpedo firing trials off Portland. (1)

26 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived in the Humber. (1)

28 Sep 1939
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) shifted from Grimsby to Rosyth. (1)

1 Oct 1939
The light cruisers HMS Southampton (Capt. F.W.H. Jeans, CVO, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral G.F.B. Edward-Collins, CB, KCVO, RN) and HMS Glasgow (Capt. F.H. Pegram, RN) conducted exercises off the Firth of Forth during which they were escorted by the destroyers HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN). (2)

10 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) shifted from Rosyth to Leith where she is immediately docked for repairs to her shafts and propellers. (2)

29 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) is undocked. (2)

30 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) conducted post repair trials off Leith. (2)

31 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) conducted post repair trials off Leith. (2)

1 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) shifted from Leith to Rosyth. (3)

2 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Rosyth for East Coast patrol and escort duties. (3)

4 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived at Leith after patrol and escort duties. (3)

5 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) shifted from Leith to Methil Roads.

Later that day she departed for patrol and East Coast convoy duties. (3)

6 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) joined HMS Janus (Lt.Cdr. J.A.W. Tothill, RN) which is escorting a convoy. The two destroyers then remained in company for patrol and escort duties. They arrived in the Humber in the late afternoon of the 7th. (3)

12 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. A.M. McKillop, RN) departed the Humber for patrol and escort duty. They returned later the same day. (3)

14 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
THe AA cruiser HMS Calcutta (Capt. H.A. Packer, RN) and the destroyers HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. A.M. McKillop, RN) departed the Humber to escort convoy FS 36. They returned to the Humber later the same day.

16 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed the Humber and joined convoy FS 37 as additional escort. She returned to the Humber in the afternoon of the 17th. (3)

21 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) patrolled off the Humber in the afternoon / evening. She returned to the Humber late in the evening. She had been attacked by a German seaplane at 1919 hours but was only strafed with tracer bullets. (3)

28 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 1500/28, HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Janus (Lt.Cdr. J.A.W. Tothill, RN), departed Immingham for a night patrol. They returned to Immingham around 0930/29. (3)

7 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1545/5, HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) departed Immingham. At sea they encountered the damaged HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. A.M. McKillop, RN) and her sister ships HMS Janus (Lt.Cdr. J.A.W. Tothill, RN) and HMS Juno (Cdr. W.E. Wilson, RN).

HMS Janus and HMS Jaguar then proceeded on patrol for the night. They returned to Immingham the following morning.

The damaged HMS Jersey then continued on to the Humber as did HMS Juno and HMS Jupiter.

16 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), HMS Janus (Lt.Cdr. J.A.W. Tothill, RN) and HMS Juno (Cdr. W.E. Wilson, RN) departed Immingham shortly after noon on the 16th for Sullom Voe where they arrived at 1100/17 to fuel and then proceed on convoy escort duty.

23 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 0900 hours, HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), arrived at Scapa Flow from convoy escort duty with defects.

In the afternoon she went alongside the destroyer tender HMS Greenwich (Cdr.(Retd.) J.H. Pipe, RN) for repairs. (4)

25 Dec 1939
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) shifted from Scapa Flow to Immingham.

The next day she commenced boiler cleaning at Immingham. (4)

10 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1500/10, HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Juno (Cdr. W.E. Wilson, RN) departed Immingham for patrol.

They returned to harbour around 0900/11. (5)

13 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Immingham around 1415/13. At sea she joined HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) around 1630/13. Both destroyers then proceeded on an A/S search. Both destroyers patrolled throughout the night. (5)

22 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1600 hours HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) departed Immingham for Rosyth. (5)

23 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 0900 hours HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) arrived at Rosyth from Immingham. (5)

24 Jan 1940
Shortly before 0900 hours, HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN), departed Rosyth for an A/S hunt. They were followed by HMS Ashanti (Cdr. W.G. Davis, RN) around 0915 hours. An enemy submarine was reported off Kinnaird Head.

At 1125 hours, HMS Javelin parted company to return to Rosyth.

Shortly after 1400 hours a contact was obtained and first HMS Jackal and then HMS Jaguar dropped depth charges.

At 1505 hours, HMS Ashanti parted company and proceeded to Portsmouh for a refit. She arrived there in the evening of the 26th.

HMS Jackal and HMS Jaguar remained on patrol until 0730/26 when HMS Jackal parted company to return to Rosyth. Around 0445/26, they had been joined by HMS Javelin which had departed Rosyth at 2215/25. HMS Jaguar and HMS Javelin remained on patrol until late in the evening of the 26th when they arrived at Invergordon. They had been ordered to proceed there due to a strong gale being forecasted.

27 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) departed Invergordon for patrol shortly after 0900/27.

HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Invergordon at 1730/27 and joined HMS Javelin at sea shortly before 2000/27.

At 1600/28 they were joined by HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) which came from Rosyth. HMS Jaguar then parted company and proceeded to Scapa Flow arrinving there shortly before 1730/28.

HMS Javelin parted company with HMS Jackal at 0740/30 and arrived at Scapa Flow at 0900/30. (6)

2 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Rosyth. (7)

3 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived at Rosyth from Scapa Flow. (7)

5 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Rosyth to join the escort of convoy MT 4 from Methil to the Tyne. The sloop HMS Londonderry (Cdr. T.L. Beevor, RN) was also escorting this convoy.

After delivering the convoy the following morning HMS Jackal proceeded to Immingham. HMS Jaguar entered the Tyne.

7 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The large convoy FS 90 (almost 50 ships) departed the Tyne for Southend where it arrived on 9 February. It was escorted by the AA destroyer HMS Westminster (Lt.Cdr. A.A.C. Ouvry, RN) and the sloop HMS Londonderry (Cdr. T.L. Beevor, RN). Additionally the destroyer HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) also escorted the convoy part of the way south. HMS Jaguar returned to Rosyth on the 9th.

11 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Convoy FS 93 (22 or 23 ships) departed the Tyne for Southend where it arrived on 13 February. It was escorted by the AA destroyer HMS Vega (Cdr. C.I Horton, RN) and the sloop HMS Stork (Cdr. A.C. Behague, RN). Additionally the destroyer HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) was also part of the escort.

14 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Convoy FN 94 (26 ships) departed Southend for the Tyne where it arrived on 16 February. It was escorted by AA destroyer HMS Vega (Cdr. C.I Horton, RN) and the sloop HMS Stork (Cdr. A.C. Behague, RN). Additionally the destroyer HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) was also part of the escort.

18 Feb 1940
Convoy MT 14 (14 ships) departed Methil for the Tyne where it arrived later today. It was escorted by AA destroyer HMS Vega (Cdr. C.I Horton, RN) and the sloop HMS Stork (Cdr. A.C. Behague, RN). Additionally the destroyer HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) was also part of the escort.

The same escort departed the Tyne later the same day with convoy FS 99 from the Tyne to Southend where it arrived on 20 February. HMS Jaguar however did not escort this convoy all the way as she returned to Rosyth on 19 February.

20 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Convoy MT 15 (26 ships) departed Methil for the Tyne where it arrived later today. It was escorted by AA destroyer HMS Whitley (Lt.Cdr. G.N. Rolfe, RN) and the sloop HMS Egret (Cdr. D.P. Evans, RN). Additionally the destroyer HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) was also part of the escort.

The same escort departed the Tyne later the same day with convoy FS 101 (22 ships) from the Tyne to Southend where it arrived on 22

22 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived in the Humber after east coast convoy escort duty.

1 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed the Humber for Rosyth. (8)

2 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived at Rosyth from the Humber. (8)

11 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Convoy MT 28 (21 ships) departed Methil for the Tyne where it arrived the next day. It was escorted by trawlers from the 19th A/S Group (This group was made up of four A/S trawlers; HMS Greenfly (Cdr.(Retd.) D.A. Stride, RN), HMS Lord Lloyd (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR), HMS Lord Plender (Ch.Skr. J.M.T. Brebner, RNR) and HMS Stella Pegasi (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). This last trawler was in dockyard hand at Leith and therefore could not have been part of the escort). The destroyers destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) were also part of the escort. (8)

11 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Convoy FS 119 (ca. 23 ships) departed the Tyne escorted by the AA destroyer HMS Valorous (Lt.Cdr. E. Mack, RN) and the sloops HMS Hastings (Lt.Cdr. A.B. Alison, RN) and HMS Lowestoft (Cdr. A.M. Knapp, RN). The destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) covered the convoy for part of the way south. These two destroyers arrived in the Humber on 12 March. The convoy arrived at Southend on 13 March. (8)

12 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed the Humber for Dundee. (7)

13 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived at Dundee where she was taken in hand for repairs and refit. (7)

1 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Having completed her repairs and refit, HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) shifted from Dundee to Rosyth. (7)

2 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Rosyth for Scapa Flow escorting the small store ship Cromarty Firth (British, 538 GRT, built 1937).

They arrived at Scapa Flow the following day. (9)

4 May 1940
The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal (Capt. C.S. Holland, RN), AA cruiser, AA cruiser HMS Curlew (Capt. B.C.B. Brooke, RN) and the destroyers HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, RN), HMS Encounter (Lt.Cdr. E.V.St J. Morgan, RN), HMS Mashona (Cdr. W.H. Selby, RN), HMS Sikh (Cdr. J.A. Giffard, RN), HMS Tartar (Cdr. L.P. Skipwith, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Scapa Flow for operations off Norway.

At 0640/7, HMS Encounter and HMS Jaguar were detached to fuel at Harstad. They returned at 2000/7 at which time HMS Sikh and HMS Tartar were detached to fuel at Harstad.

HMS Sikh and HMS Tartar rejoined at 1054/8. Later that day, at 1737/8, HMS Inglefield and HMS Mashona were sent to Harstad to fuel.

At 0902/9, HMS Inglefield and HMS Mashona rejoined. At 1315/9, HMS Jaguar was detached to Harstad. At 2253/9, HMS Encounter was detached to Harstad.

At 0225/10, HMS Jaguar rejoined followed by HMS Encounter at 1703/10 at which time HMS Sikh and HMS Tartar were detached for Harstad.

At 1355/11, HMS Sikh and HMS Tartar rejoined and HMS Mashona and HMS Jaguar were detached with orders to proceed to Scapa Flow.

At 1304/13, HMS Curlew and HMS Inglefield were detached to fuel at Harstad.

At 0830/14, HMS Inglefield rejoined. At 1338/14, the destroyers HMS Westcott (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN) and HMS Volunteer (Lt.Cdr. N. Lanyon, RN) joined. At the same time HMS Inglefield and HMS Sikh were detached with orders to proceed to Scapa Flow while HMS Encounter was detached to Harstad. At 1350/14, HMS Curlew rejoined but she left again at 2057/14.

At 0615/15, HMS Encounter rejoined. HMS Tartar parted company on the 15th, also to fuel at Harstad (no time given).

At 0703/16, HMS Westcott parted company to proceed to Harstad. At 1044/16, HMS Tartar rejoined. At 1800/16, HMS Volunteer was detached to fuel at Harstad.

At 2100/17, HMS Volunteer rejoined from Harstad.

At 0200/18, the destroyer HMS Brazen (Lt.Cdr. Sir M. Culme-Seymour, RN) joined. At 1445/18, the destroyer HMS Antelope (Lt.Cdr. R.T. White, RN) joined. At 1800/18, HMS Encounter was detached to oil. HMS Tartar was detached on this day (no time given).

At 1612/19, HMS Encounter rejoined. At 1900/19, HMS Volunteer parted company to oil at Harstad.

At 1830/20, HMS Volunteer rejoined and HMS Brazen was detached to oil at Harstad.

At 1928/21, HMS Brazen rejoined.

Around 2345/22, HMS Volunteer and HMS Encounter lost touch in thick fog. They only rejoined at 1523/23, after the fog had cleared.

At 0455/24, HMS Antelope was detached followed by HMS Brazen at 1518/24. HMS Ark Royal, HMS Volunteer and HMS Encounter arrived at Scapa Flow around 1915/24.

12 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 2100 hours, HMS Mashona (Cdr. W.H. Selby, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), arrived at Scapa Flow from operations off Northern Norway. (10)

15 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Harwich for patrol. At sea she joined HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) which had departed Rosyth earlier that day. Both destroyers remained out on patrol until they returned to Harwich on 17 May 1940.

18 May 1940

Operation Quixote.

Cutting of underwater telephone lines between Scandinavia and the U.K.

On 18 May 1940 the auxiliary M/S trawlers HMS Cape Melville (Ch.Skr. A. Flaws, RNR), HMS Grampian (Lt.Cdr. A. Longmuir, RNR), HMS James Lay (Skr. W.H. Makings, RNR), HMS Milford Princess (T/Skr. J.W. Cook, RNR), HMS Milford Queen (T/Skr. F.J. Burgess, RNR) and HMS Pelton (Skr. J.A. Sutherland, RNR) departed Harwich to cut underwater telephone cables. They were escorted by the patrol vessel HMS Puffin (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) D.F. Beattie, RN). Cover for the operation was provided by the destroyers HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN).

21 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) returned to Harwich from operations. (7)

26 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) returned to Harwich. (7)

27 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Grenade (Cdr. R.C. Boyle, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) departed Harwich shortly after midnight. They returned later the same day.

[No further details available.]

28 May 1940
HMS Codrington (Capt. G.F. Stevens-Guille, DSO, OBE, RN), HMS Grenade (Cdr. R.C. Boyle, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) departed Harwich for patrol. Later they were ordered to proceed to Dunkirk to pick up troops.

En-route HMS Codrington, HMS Jaguar and HMS Javelin picked up thirty-three survivors from the British merchant vessel Abukir which had been sunk with troops on board she had taken off at Ostend, Belgium.

Apparently these three destroyers then proceeded to Dunkirk.

29 May 1940
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine RN) is damaged in a German air attack when she was inside Dunkirk harbour alongside the east mole. During the attack she was alongside HMS Grenade (Cdr. R.C. Boyle, RN) which was also bombed and finally sank outside the harbour due to the damage sustained.

The troops which were on board HMS Jaguar had to be transferred to other ships. She then made off for Dover being towed by HMS Express (Cdr. J.G. Bickford, DSC, RN) for part of the way.

She was finally towed into Dover by a tug.

31 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
In the afternoon the damaged destroyers HMS Gallant (Lt.Cdr. C.P.F. Brown, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine RN) departed Dover in the afternoon to proceed to the Humber to effect repairs.

They arrived at Immingham the following day.

23 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed the Humber for patrol. (11)

26 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived at Rosyth from the Humber. (7)

2 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived in the Humber. (7)

3 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The auxiliary minelayer HMS Teviotbank (Cdr.(Retd.) R.D. King-Harman, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Immingham to lay minefield BS 21. She was escorted by the destroyers HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN).

The minelayer apparently returned to Immingham the following day. The destroyers apparently remained on patrol and returned to the Humber on the 5th. (11)

1 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) returned to Immingham. (7)

2 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Immingham for patrol. At sea she joined HMS Kelvin (Cdr. J.H. Allison, DSO, RN) which was already on patrol. (7)

5 Aug 1940
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) returned to Immingham from patrol. (7)

6 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Immingham at 2000/6 for, eventually, Scapa Flow.

At first they were to proceed to Aberdeen off which port they were to join the transports St. Magnus (1530 GRT, built 1924) and St. Rognvald (1069 GRT, built 1901) and escort them to Kirkwall and Lerwick.

Both destroyers continued on with the St. Rognvald to Lerwick where they took on board British Army personnel and landed them at Scrabster.

Both destroyers then arrived at Scapa Flow on the 8th where they joined the Home Fleet.

25 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 25/26 September 1940, HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), patrolled off the Humber. (11)

10 Oct 1940

Operation Medium.


Bombardment of Cherbourg.

10 October 1940.

The battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. E.R. Archer, RN) departed Plymouth for a night bombardment of Cherbourg during the night of 10/11 October. She was being escorted by the destroyers HMS Jackal (Cdr. C.L. Firth, MVO, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN), HMS Jupiter (Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN), HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN), HMS Kelvin (Cdr. J.H. Allison, DSO, RN) and HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, RN).

A cover force was also sailed from Plymouth on the same day. This force was to provide cover to the east of the bombardment force and was made up of the light cruisers HMS Newcastle (Capt. E.A. Aylmer, DSC, RN), HMS Emerald (Capt. F.C. Flynn, RN), the British destroyers HMS Broke (Cdr. B.G. Scurfield, RN), HMS Wanderer (Cdr. J.H. Ruck-Keene, DSC, RN and the Polish destroyers Garland (Cdr. K. Namiesniowski, ORP) and Burza (Cdr. A. Doroszkowski, ORP).

The light cruiser HMS Cardiff (Capt. P.K. Enright, RN) escorted by the destroyers HMS Witch (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Barnes, RN) and HMS Volunteer (Lt.Cdr. N. Lanyon, RN) departed Portsmouth to provide cover for the operation to the west of the bombardment force.

A flotilla of MA/SB boats was sailed from Plymouth to provide anti E-boat protection. These were HMS MA/SB 40, HMS MA/SB 42, HMS MA/SB 43, HMS MA/SB 44, HMS MA/SB 45, HMS MA/SB 46 and HMS MA/SB 51.

During the bombardment HMS Revenge fired 120 rounds of 15” in eighteen minutes from range between 14000 and 16000 yards. Her escorting destroyers fired 801 rounds of 4.7” during the first four minutes of the bombardment and then formed a screen on the battleship.

Large fires were seen to erupt in the target area. Shore defences opened up as for being under air attack. The ships were fired on only after the bombardment had ceased. No ships were hit though despite the enemy fire being accurate.

The western cover group returned to Plymouth at 0800/11.

The bombardment force and the eastern cover group arrived at Portsmouth around the same time.

5 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Plymouth for patrol. She returned to Plymouth the next day.

Sources

  1. ADM 53/109363
  2. ADM 53/109364
  3. ADM 53/109365
  4. ADM 53/109366
  5. ADM 53/112491
  6. ADM 53/112491 + ADM 53/112493
  7. ADM 199/2557
  8. ADM 199/362
  9. ADM 199/363
  10. ADM 199/376
  11. ADM 199/375

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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