Dommel in the late 1960s, showing her 40 mm guns
|Succeeded by:||Zobel class|
|Type:||Torpedo boat (fast attack craft)|
|Length:||42.60 m (139 ft 9 in)|
|Beam:||7.10 m (23 ft 4 in)|
|Draught:||2.30 m (7 ft 7 in)|
|Range:||700 nmi (1,300 km; 810 mi)s at 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)|
|Complement:||39 officers and enlisted|
|Sensors and |
|Navigation radar, surveillance radar|
The Type 140 Jaguar-class fast attack craft is an evolution of the German torpedo boats (E-boats) of World War II. The design was developed by Lürssen and designated Schnellboot 55. The 20 boats that were built for the German Navy were in service from 1957 to 1975. Then the Jaguar-class boats were replaced in service with the Bundesmarine by the Tiger class.
The Jaguar-class boats were relatively well suited for high sea action. In NATO strategy it was their duty to intercept landing operations in the Baltic Sea, prevent transfers of ships of the Soviet Union and to keep the transatlantic supply lines open through the North Sea.
The Seeadler class differs from the Type 140 only in the model of engine.
List of boats
|P6059||S1||Jaguar||16 November 1957||22 June 1973||sold to private shipyard|
|P6058||S2||Iltis||19 December 1957||31 January 1975||Used as target ship, then to Turkish Navy for cannibalization|
|P6062||S3||Wolf||12 February 1958||21 March 1975||To Turkish Navy as P335 Kalkan|
|P6061||S4||Luchs||27 March 1957||1 December 1972||sold to private company|
|P6060||S5||Leopard||20 May 1958||28 May 1973||sold to private shipyard|
|P6065||S12||Löwe||5 February 1959||25 April 1975||To Turkish Navy as P332 Kilic|
|P6066||S13||Fuchs||17 March 1959||13 July 1973||sold to private shipyard|
|P6067||S14||Marder||7 July 1959||22 June 1972||sold to private shipyard|
|P6082||S15||Weihe||28 October 1959||5 July 1972||To France as target ship, sunk|
|P6083||S16||Kranich||19 December 1959||2 November 1973||Museum ship in Bremerhaven, scrapped 2006|
|P6085||S17||Storch||12 March 1960||29 March 1974||To Turkish Navy as P331 Tufan|
|P6087||S18||Häher||5 April 1960||15 December 1974||To Turkish Navy as P333 Mizrak|
|P6088||S19||Elster||8 July 1960||19 July 1974||sold to private shipyard|
|P6089||S20||Reiher||15 August 1960||21 August 1973||To Turkish Navy, for cannibalization?|
|P6091||S21||Dommel||4 February 1961||22 March 1974||converted by Eberhard-Werft, Arnis to private yacht Lina III, later El Chris|
|P6090||S22||Pinguin||28 March 1961||14 December 1972||To Turkish Navy as P336 Karayel, possibly converted to private yacht Sea Star in 2007|
|P6063||S23||Tiger||15 October 1958||20 December 1974||To Turkish Navy as P334 Yildiz|
|P6064||S24||Panther||12 December 1958||1 March 1973||sold to private shipyard|
|P6084||S29||Alk||14 January 1960||6 August 1974||To Turkish Navy for cannibalization?|
|P6086||S30||Pelikan||30 March 1960||31 May 1974||To Turkish Navy as P330 Firtina|
- "El Chris". CharterWorld. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
- Heath, Sophia (21 June 2016). "Converted Lürssen patrol vessel Sea Star for sale". Boat International.
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- Gardiner, Robert (ed.) (1995). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947–1995. London: Conway Maritime. ISBN 0-85177-605-1. OCLC 34284130.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link) Also published as Gardiner, Robert; Chumbley, Stephen; Budzbon, Przemysław (1995). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947–1995. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-132-7. OCLC 34267261.
- Schnellboot Typ 140 Jaguar-Klasse @ schnellboot.net