Chacal

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The French Chacal class destroyers were ordered under the French navel programme of 1922.   There were six ships in the class

Displacement: 2162 tons standard and 3100 tons full load.  Speed: 35 Knots  Compliment: 195.  Armament: Five 5.1 inch guns,  Two 3 inch AA guns, and Six 21.7 inch Torpedo Tubes,  

This class was armed with the new 5.1 inch Gun which fired a 70.5 lb shell with a maximum  range of 20,300 yards. But it did have a fairly slow rate of fire of between4  and 5 rounds per minute this was due to the hand worked rotating breech mechanism.   This class was a new breed of ship taken form the experiences of the British and German Destroyer improvements built up during the first world war. and with the ex German destroyer S113 which was given to France after the war. This new destroyer was superior to all destroyers at the time. and it was projected that a total of 36 destroyers would be built over the next 14 years, but only the 6 of this design were actually built.

Jaguar 17th November 1923 Sunk 23rd  May 1940 by torpedo from German motor torpedo boat S21 and S23 off Dunkerque
Lynx 24th February 1924 Scuttled 27th November 1942, but raised on 21st January 1944 and scrapped 
Tigre 2nd August 1924 Captured by the Italians before she could be scuttled and briefly called FR23. was refitted once she rejoined the French Navy but finally Broken up 1954
Chacal 27th september 1924 Sunk 24th May 1940  by aerial German Bombing off Boulogne.
Leopard 29th september 1924 Wrecked 27th May 1943 while be stranded off Tobruk
Panthere 27th October 1924 taken over by the Italian navy and renamed FR22 finally Scuttled on 9th september 1943 at la Spezia

Jaguar

Jaguar.

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Jaguar.

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Jaguar.

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Jaguar, identified by Louis Le Coent

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Tigre

Tigre. 

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Tigre.

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Tigre.

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Tigre.

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Chacal

Chacal.

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Chacal.

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Chacal.

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Leopard

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Panthere

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Panthere

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Panthere.

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