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The HMS Jervis, J-Class Flotilla Leader was a destroyer of the J-Class. Commissioned just before the outbreak of war, ''Jervis'' saw extensive service in the Mediterranean and Atlantic theatres. She participated in multiple major engagements in the Mediterranean, and later participated in the D-Day landings of 1944. ''Jervis'' was retired at the end of the war, and later scrapped. She was highly decorated and received 13 battle honours for her service in the Second World War. ''Jervis'' also gained a reputation for being extremely lucky, as she never lost a single crew member during her 5 and a half years of service.<ref name=":0">D-Day Encyclopedia. (2020)</ref><ref name=":1">Smith, G. (2004)</ref>
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=== Design and Development ===
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[[File:HMS Jervis on sea trials.jpg|thumb|HMS Jervis on sea trials, early 1939.]]
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The ''Jervis,'' as a member of the J-Class, was designed as a smaller follow-up to the preceding [[Tribal (Family)|Tribal-class]] destroyers. Being smaller, the J-Class had a stronger balance between guns and torpedo armament, compared to the “gunship-style” Tribal class destroyers. ''Jervis'', in particular, was fitted with additional command space to accommodate the Flotilla commander. ''Jervis'' displaced 2600 tons, and was capable of 36 knots (66 km/h).<ref name=":0" /> Her main armament consisted of six 4.7-inch (120 mm) guns in three dual turrets, two mounted at the bow and one at the stern.<ref name=":0" /> She also carried numerous anti-aircraft defences as well as eight 533 mm torpedo tubes in two quad-mounts.<ref name=":0" />
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''Jervis'' was laid down in mid-1937 and was launched in September of 1938. She was completed and commissioned in May of 1939, just months before the outbreak of the Second World War.
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=== Service history ===
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Following her completion and commissioning, the ''Jervis'' served as the flagship of the 7th Destroyer fleet. She first served as a patrol vessel in the North Sea, hunting for axis blockade runners; however, she collided with a freighter in March of 1940 and was dry docked for repairs.<ref name=":1" /> Once the repairs were completed, she was assigned to the Mediterranean squadron, where she saw extensive service. She escorted convoys to Malta, participated in shore bombardment missions, and provided screening services to the British Mediterranean fleet.<ref name=":1" /> 
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In 1941, ''Jervis'' served in the Battle of Cape Matapan, where she sank the crippled Italian cruiser ''[[Zara]]'' and boarded ''Zara’''s sister ship ''Pola''. She later participated in the battles of Crete and Sirte, where she managed to survive undamaged despite heavy allied losses.2 Later on, she was immobilized for six weeks by an Italian manned torpedo.<ref name=":0" /><ref name=":1" />
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In 1944, ''Jervis'' was reassigned to the British Atlantic fleet, and provided fire support for the forces landing at Gold Beach for the D-Day landings. She was thereafter decommissioned for a refit which gave her additional anti-aircraft protection.<ref name=":1" /> She returned to the Mediterranean after her recommissioning, and served as a patrol ship as World War II drew to a close. Following the end of the war, she was laid up in reserve and used by the cadets as a training ship. After being used for explosive tests, ''Jervis'' was given to the shipbreakers for scrap.<ref name=":1" />
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''Jervis'' is known as an extremely lucky ship: despite being active for almost the entirety of the war and having served in 13 major naval engagements, she never lost a single crew member.<ref name=":0" /> In fact, she was one of just two J-Class ships to survive the war. She received 13 battle honours for her service during the Second World War, making her one of the most highly decorated British warships in modern history.<ref name=":0" /><ref name=":1" />
  
 
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Revision as of 02:53, 29 November 2020

Rank VI | Premium | Golden Eagles
Chinese A-5C Pack
HMS Jervis
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Description

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The J-class, HMS Jervis, 1944 is a premium rank II British destroyer with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "New Power".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

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Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 85 31
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 69 25

Armament

Primary armament

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Anti-aircraft armament

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Torpedo armament

Main article: Mk.IX (533 mm)

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Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set 4.7 inch SAP Mk.VA 40 mm HE Anti-Air Armament Targeting
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 4.7 inch HE-TF Mk.VIIA 40 mm AP Auxiliary Armament Targeting
III Propeller Replacement Shrapnel Protection Ventilation Improved Rangefinder Primary Armament Targeting
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Ammo Wetting 4.7 inch HE-VT Mk.VIIA Torpedo Mode
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons

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History

The HMS Jervis, J-Class Flotilla Leader was a destroyer of the J-Class. Commissioned just before the outbreak of war, Jervis saw extensive service in the Mediterranean and Atlantic theatres. She participated in multiple major engagements in the Mediterranean, and later participated in the D-Day landings of 1944. Jervis was retired at the end of the war, and later scrapped. She was highly decorated and received 13 battle honours for her service in the Second World War. Jervis also gained a reputation for being extremely lucky, as she never lost a single crew member during her 5 and a half years of service.[1][2]

Design and Development

HMS Jervis on sea trials, early 1939.

The Jervis, as a member of the J-Class, was designed as a smaller follow-up to the preceding Tribal-class destroyers. Being smaller, the J-Class had a stronger balance between guns and torpedo armament, compared to the “gunship-style” Tribal class destroyers. Jervis, in particular, was fitted with additional command space to accommodate the Flotilla commander. Jervis displaced 2600 tons, and was capable of 36 knots (66 km/h).[1] Her main armament consisted of six 4.7-inch (120 mm) guns in three dual turrets, two mounted at the bow and one at the stern.[1] She also carried numerous anti-aircraft defences as well as eight 533 mm torpedo tubes in two quad-mounts.[1]

Jervis was laid down in mid-1937 and was launched in September of 1938. She was completed and commissioned in May of 1939, just months before the outbreak of the Second World War.

Service history

Following her completion and commissioning, the Jervis served as the flagship of the 7th Destroyer fleet. She first served as a patrol vessel in the North Sea, hunting for axis blockade runners; however, she collided with a freighter in March of 1940 and was dry docked for repairs.[2] Once the repairs were completed, she was assigned to the Mediterranean squadron, where she saw extensive service. She escorted convoys to Malta, participated in shore bombardment missions, and provided screening services to the British Mediterranean fleet.[2] 

In 1941, Jervis served in the Battle of Cape Matapan, where she sank the crippled Italian cruiser Zara and boarded Zara’s sister ship Pola. She later participated in the battles of Crete and Sirte, where she managed to survive undamaged despite heavy allied losses.2 Later on, she was immobilized for six weeks by an Italian manned torpedo.[1][2]

In 1944, Jervis was reassigned to the British Atlantic fleet, and provided fire support for the forces landing at Gold Beach for the D-Day landings. She was thereafter decommissioned for a refit which gave her additional anti-aircraft protection.[2] She returned to the Mediterranean after her recommissioning, and served as a patrol ship as World War II drew to a close. Following the end of the war, she was laid up in reserve and used by the cadets as a training ship. After being used for explosive tests, Jervis was given to the shipbreakers for scrap.[2]

Jervis is known as an extremely lucky ship: despite being active for almost the entirety of the war and having served in 13 major naval engagements, she never lost a single crew member.[1] In fact, she was one of just two J-Class ships to survive the war. She received 13 battle honours for her service during the Second World War, making her one of the most highly decorated British warships in modern history.[1][2]

Media

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See also

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External links

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Britain destroyers
Town-class  HMS Churchill · HMS Montgomery
V-class  HMS Vega · HMS Verdun
G-class  HMS Grafton · ORP Garland
Hunt-class  HMS Calpe · HMS Brissenden
Tribal-class  HMCS Haida · HMS Eskimo · HMS Mohawk
J-class  HMS Jervis
K-class  HMS Kelvin
N-class  HMS Nepal
Battle-class  HMS Armada · HMAS Tobruk

Britain premium ships
Motor torpedo boats  MTB-1(2) · Fairmile D (5001)
Motor gun boats  MGB-75 · SGB Grey Goose
Gunboats  HMS Spey
Sub-chasers  LÉ Orla
Destroyers  HMS Montgomery · HMS Verdun · ORP Garland · HMS Jervis · HMCS Haida · HMS Mohawk
Light cruisers  HMS Belfast

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 D-Day Encyclopedia. (2020)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Smith, G. (2004)