Ships hit by U-boats

Empire Jaguar

British Steam merchant

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NameEmpire Jaguar
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,186 tons
Completed1919 - Uchida Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Yokohama 
OwnerSir William Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack9 Dec 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)
Position51° 34'N, 17° 35'W - Grid AL 9646
Complement37 (37 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyOB-252 (straggler)
RouteCardiff - Philadelphia 
History Completed in December 1919 as Eastern Glade for US Shipping Board (USSB). 1927 sold to American South African Line, New York. 1935 sold to Prudential SS Corp, New York. On 23 Aug 1940, transferred to Britain and renamed Empire Jaguar by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 01.32 hours on 9 Dec 1940 the Empire Jaguar (Master Hywel Tudor Thomas), a straggler from convoy OB-252, was torpedoed and sunk by U-103 296 miles 248° from Slyne Head. The master, 34 crew members and two gunners were lost.

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