British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Uchida Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Yokohama|
|Owner||Sir William Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||9 Dec 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)|
|Position||51° 34'N, 17° 35'W - Grid AL 9646|
|Complement||37 (37 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Cardiff - 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.
|On board||We have details of 37 people who were on board.|
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