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The 3. S-Boat-Squadron was put in order by Organization Order No 70 - Navy with an effective date of 01.10.1957 with homeport Flensburg-Mürwik. 10 boats of the "Jaguar"-Class (S-Boat-Class 140) were assigned to the squadron. 

 

The first boat, S-"Jaguar" - P 6059, was commissioned 16.11.1957 and sailed to Flensburg with wooden dummies instead of the 40mm-guns. Also for the radar there was a dummy ("mattras") on board. The torpedo-tubes had no "spoons".

 

S-"Jaguar" on trails with wooden dummies instead of 40mm-guns - Picture: Archives Heinz Haag

Also boat S-"Iltis" - P 6058 - , commissioning 17.12.1957, sailed first with wooden dummies instead of the 40mm-guns. The first three boats, "Jaguar", "Iltis" and "Wolf" had the four torpedo-tubes at the time of their commissioning. The following boats, S-"Luchs" - P 6061 -, and S-"Leopard" - P 6069 -  werer dommissioned without weapon and radars. In the meantime S-"Iltis" was fitted with two 20mm-guns, which were finally substituted by 40mm-Bofors/L 70 MEL. Only from S-"Fuchs" - P 6066 - on, commissioning 17.03.1959, the boats were fully equipped with weapon and radars.

 

S-"Iltis" - P6058 - with wooden dummies. In the background two boats of 1. S-SquadronGschw - Picture: Archives Heinz Haag

S-"Iltis" - P 6058 - with 20mm-Guns - Picture: Archives Förderverein

S-Boats of  3. S-Squadron during Exercises - Picture: Archives Förderverein

 

From 1972 onwards the squadron was retrofitted with 10 boats of the "Tiger"-Class (S-Boat-Class 148). 

The squadron was closed down on 30.09.1998. The remaining boats "S 45 Leopard", "S 46 Fuchs", "S 47 Jaguar", "S 48 Löwe" and "S 50 Panther" were handed over to the 5. S-Boat-Squadron in Olpenitz. 

 

Squadron-Commanders:

FKpt Haag

10.1957 - 08.1958

FKpt  Wülfing

09.1959 - 01.1962

FKpt Künzel

01.1962 - 03.1962

FKpt Dobenecker

04.1964 - 09.1966

FKpt Thäter

10.1966 - 09.1968

Fkpt Kruse

10.1968 - 03.1971

FKpt Meiburg

04.1971 - 12.1973

FKpt Ehlert

01.1974 - 03.1977

FKpt Geier

04.1977 - 01.1979

FKpt Jacobi

02.1979 - 03. 1981

FKpt Hecker

04.1981 - 09.1984

FKpt Porrio

10.1984 - 10.1986

FKpt Poesze

10.1986 - 03.1988

FKpt von Krosigk

04.1988 - 12.1990

FKpt Kampschulte

12.1990 - 03.1993

FKpt Houtrouw

04.1993 - 03.1995

FKpt Mannhardt

04.1995 - 09.1996

FKpt Weber

09.1996 - 09.1998

 

"Jaguar"-Class, S-Boat Class 140

 

 

Boats of Class 140 and their Whereabouts

Boat Hull-No. In Commission Int'l. Call-Sign Out of Commission Whereabouts
Iltis P 6058 17.12.1957 DBRM  31.01.1975 Left to Turkey as spare-part-stock
Jaguar P 6059 16.11.1957 DBRQ 22.061973 Sold to Eberhardt-Werft, Arnis, reconstruction to Yacht "Lina III")
Leopard P 6060 20.05.1958 DBSD 28.05.1973 Sold to Hirdes, Kiel, reconstruction by  Eberhard-Werft to Yacht "Heli I"
Luchs P 6061 27.03.1958  DBSE 01.12.1972 Broken up
Wolf P 6062 12.02.1958 DBWU  21.02.1975 Left to Turkey, "Kalcan"
Tiger P 6063 15.10.1958 DBWF 20.12.1974 1971 to 5. S-Squad, left to Turkey "Yildiz"
Panther P 6064 15.12.1958 DBOL 01.03.1971 sold to Eberhardt-Werft, Arnis, reconstruction to Yacht ???
Löwe P 6065 05.02.1959 DBTS 25.04.1975 1971 to 5. S-Squad, Left to Turkey  "Kilic"
Fuchs P 6066 17.03.1959 DBTT 13.07.1973 Sold to Eberhardt-Werft,  Arnis, reconstruction to Yacht "Maria"
Marder P 6067 07.07.1959 DBTV 22.06.1972 Sold to Eberhardt-Werft, Arnis, reconstruction to Yacht ??? Boat for refugees in Med 

 

"Tiger"-Class, S-Boat Class 148

S-"Luchs" (Class 148) - Picture: Archives Förderverein

 

Boats of Class 148 and their Whereabouts

Boat Hull-No. In Commission

Int'l. Call-Sign

Out of Commission Whereabouts
S 41 - Tiger P 6141 30.10.1972 DRBA 22.09.1998 Sold to Chile, commissioned as LM 39 "Teniente Uribe"
S 42 -  Iltis P 6142 08.01.1973 DRBB 15.10.1992 Sold to Greece, "Botsis" P 72
S 43 - Luchs P 6143 09.04.1973 DRBC 27.08.1998 Sold to Chile as spare-part-stock, stranded  by Tsunami at Talcahuano Beach
S 44 - Marder P 6144 14.06.1973 DRBD 25.05.1994 Sold to Greece, P 74 “Plotarchis Vlahavas“, 10.06.2011 decommissioned, Spare Part Stock
S 45 - Leopard P 6145 21.08.1973 DRBE 28.09.2000 Sold to Greece, P 76 “Ypoploiarchos Tournas”, 10.06.2011 decommissioned, Spare Part Stock
S 46 - Fuchs P 6146 17.10.1973 DRBF 16.12.2002 Sold to Egypt, "6th October" 
S 47 - Jaguar P 6147 13.11.1973 DRBG 28.09.2000 Sold to Greece, P 77 "Plotarchis Sakipis", 10.06.2011 decommissioned, Spare Part Stock
S 48 - Löwe P 6148 09.01.1974 DRBH 16.12.2002 Sold to Egypt,  "21st October"
S 49 - Wolf P 6149 26.02.1974 DRBI 27.08.1997 Sold to Chile, commisioned as LM 36 "Guardiamarina Riquelme", 2012 decommissioned, sunken as artillery-target in 2013
S 50 - Panther P 6150 03.05.1974 DRBJ 27.09.2001 MArs W'haven, broken up 

 

Pictures of the final decommissioning of boats “Plotaris Vlahavas“ (ex-"S44 Marder"), “Ypoploiarchos Tournas” (ex-"S45 Leopard") and "Plotaqrchis Salipsis" (ex-"S47 Jaguar") by the Hellenic Navy under the following link:

Pictures of the Hellenic Navy