H.M.S. Defender (1911)

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H.M.S. Defender (1911)
Pendant Number: H.28 (1914)
H.29 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Denny[2]
Ordered: 1910-11 Programme[3]
Launched: 30 Aug, 1911[4]
Completed: Jan, 1912[5]
Sold: 4 Nov, 1921[6]

H.M.S. Defender was one of 29 destroyers of the Acheron class.

Radio

She was one of 18 Acheron class destroyers fitted with W/T in 1912, becoming one of 123 destroyers so far fitted with Destroyer Sets.[7]

Service

In mid-1913, Defender was serving with her sisters in the First Destroyer Flotilla.[8]

She fought at the Battle of Jutland as part of the First Destroyer Flotilla,[9] which was tasked with screening the Fifth Battle Squadron.

She was reduced to C. & M. Party at Devonport on 15 October, 1919.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 75.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 306.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  7. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1912. Wireless Appendix, p. 6.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 299.
  9. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 34.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 757.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 300c.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393i.
  13. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 190.
  14. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 190.
  15. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393.
  16. Lambert Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144. f. 56.
  17. Lambert Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144. f. 56.
  18. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 774.

Bibliography


Acheron Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Goshawk Hind Hornet Hydra Defender
Druid Sandfly Jackal Tigress Lapwing
  Lizard Phoenix Ferret Forester  
Yarrow Specials
  Archer Attack  
Thornycroft Specials
  Acheron Ariel  
Parsons Specials
  Badger Beaver  
Firedrake/Yarrow Specials
  Firedrake Lurcher Oak  
Australian type
  Parramatta Warrego Yarra  
  Huon Swan Torrens  
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