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D 36 HMS Defender

 
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Type, class: Guided Missile Destroyer; Type 45 / Daring class
Builder: BAE Systems Naval Ships, (various shipyards), U.K.
 
STATUS:
Awarded: December 2000
Laid down: July 31, 2006
Launched: October 21, 2009
Commissioned: March 21, 2013
IN SERVICE
 

Homeport: HMNB Portsmouth, Hampshire
Namesake:
Ships Motto: FENDENDO VINCE (by defence I conquer)
Technical Data: see INFO > Daring / Type 45 class Guided Missile Destroyer
 

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with Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat (R 22) - ex HMS Hermes (R 12)

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Mark 8 gun (4.5 inch) fire
  
 
HMS Defender (D 36):

HMS Defender is the fifth of the Type 45 or Daring-class air-defence destroyers built for the Royal Navy. She is the eighth ship to bear the name. Construction of Defender began in 2006, and she was launched in 2009. The ship completed her first sea trials in October–November 2011, and was commissioned during March 2013.


Operational history:

Defender's construction began at the BAE Systems Naval Ships (now part of BAE Systems Surface Ships) yard at Govan on the River Clyde in July 2006. The launch date was 21 October 2009. On 21 October 2011, she left Scotstoun shipyard in Glasgow on her maiden voyage exactly two years to the day after she was launched, to conduct her first stage of sea trials. These trials were completed in mid-November. On 9 March 2012, she once again left the Clyde to commence a second round of trials, scheduled to last 28 days in the waters off western Scotland. She was scheduled to be formally handed over to the Royal Navy and commissioned in 2013. The ship left Scotstoun on 21 July 2012 on her delivery voyage. Defender entered Portsmouth at 10:00 on 25 July 2012 where BAE Systems and the Royal Navy conducted a formal handover ceremony. At 14:00 that day she raised her White Ensign for the first time as a Royal Naval vessel under the command of Commander Phil Nash. Defender was commissioned on 21 March 2013. She stopped off at her home on the Clyde for final testing and was open to members of the public on Saturday 30 November 2013 before going into active service.


Defender sailed 700 miles from Portsmouth to the north east of Scotland on 19 December 2013 to meet the Russian task group of 6 ships including the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and accompany them down the east coast of Scotland. The vessels were held back by bad weather and had anchored in the Moray Firth.

Defender has been part of Operation Shader, being an air defence guard ship for the US Carrier Task Force 50.

It sailed on 19 October 2015 for a second deployment to the Middle East region. On the 18 November it was annouced Defender would deploy alongside France's Charles De Gaulle Carrier battle group, deployed off the coast of Syria as an air defence escort. This is in response to France's activation of article 42.7 of the EU Treaty.

source: wikipedia
 
 
 

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