Monday, 19 June 2017

French destroyer Jaguar hararassed by turbine problems during trials according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1926 no. 4

An item referred to the Naval and Military Record dated 31 March 1926 reporting that the French 2.400 tons destroyer Jaguar built at the navy yard at Lorient, France was to be delivered at the end of 1924. The delivery however was delayed by the continuous problems with damaged condensers. Finally she executed some very well trials until she was making with 45.000hp a speed of 35 miles during a strong contrary wind when suddenly the fore Rateau turbine fell out.(1)

1. Of the Chacal-class, building ordered on 18 April 1922, laid down at Arsenal de Lorient on 24 August 1922, launched on 17 November 1923, completed on 7 October 1926, commissioned on 19 November 1926 and wrecked after she was torpedoed by a German E-boat while entering the harbour of Dunkirk, France on 23 May 1940.