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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 transferred to Flensburg still without  40-mm guns to Flensburg. The torpedo-tubes had no "spoons".

S-"Jaguar" on trials with wooden dummies in stead of the 40-mm guns - Picture: Archive H. Haag

Also the boat S-"Iltis" - P 6058, commissioning 17.12.1957, sailed in the beginning with wodden dummies, while the following boats, S-"Wolf" - P 6062, S-"Luchs" - P 6061, and S-"Fuchs" - P 6066, sailed with neither guns nor dummies, since the guns had not been delivered from Sweden. 

S- "Iltis" - P6058 - with wooden dummies. In the rear two boats of 1. FPB-Squad - Picture: Archive H. Haag

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 given to he 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

 

Technical Data

 

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

Technical Data

 

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 “Plotaris 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 "Plotaqrchis Salipsis", 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 Coat of Arms

Pictures of the final decommissioning of boats S44-Marder, S45-Leopard and S47-Jaguar by the Hellenic Navy under the following links:

Pictures of the Hellenic Navy Forum Network 54 Page 512 Helenic Armed Forces

 

 

 

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