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POSTCARD OF KANONENBOOT S. M. S. JAGUAR

SKU: 44-148

$20.00

This is a postcard for the S. M. S. Jaguar. She was a Kaiserliche Marine Kanonenboot (gunboat), part of the six-boat Iltis Class that saw overseas service. Four of the six were destroyed at Tsingtau in 1914 when German forces surrendered to the Japanese. [The S. M. S. Iltis was one of the Kaiserliche Marine’s most famous ships. She and her commander both received the Orden Pour le Mérite from a grateful Kaiser during China’s Boxer Rebellion. The postcard shows the S. M. S. Jaguar in profile. It was never mailed.

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This is a postcard for the S. M. S. Jaguar. She was a Kaiserliche Marine Kanonenboot (gunboat), part of the six-boat Iltis Class that saw overseas service. Four of the six were destroyed at Tsingtau in 1914 when German forces surrendered to the Japanese. [The S. M. S. Iltis was one of the Kaiserliche Marine’s most famous ships. She and her commander both received the Orden Pour le Mérite from a grateful Kaiser during China’s Boxer Rebellion. The postcard shows the S. M. S. Jaguar in profile. It was never mailed.