H.M.S. Defender (1932)

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H.M.S. Defender (1932)
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs, Barrow
Launched: 7 Apr, 1932[1]
Commissioned: 8 Nov, 1932[2]
Sunk: 11 Jul, 1941[3]
H.M.S. Defender was one of fourteen "C" and "D" Class destroyers completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Commissioned at Devonport on 8 November, 1932.

Defender re-commissioned at Devonport on 23 October, 1934 for service with the Eighth Destroyer Flotilla on the China Station.[4]

Defender re-commissioned at Hong Kong on 16 October, 1936 for service with the Eighth Destroyer Flotilla on the China Station.[5]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 38.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 230.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 38.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 228.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 229.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 229.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 228.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 229.
  9. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  10. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  11. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  12. Uboat.net page on the ship.


"C" and "D" Class Destroyer
"C" Class Leader
  Kempenfelt  
Destroyers
  Comet Crescent Crusader Cygnet  
"D" Class Leader
  Duncan  
Destroyers
  Dainty Daring Decoy Defender  
  Delight Diamond Diana Duchess  
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