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HMS Defence |
Laid Down : 6th June 1942
Launched : 2nd September 1944
Type : Cruiser
Class : Tiger
Builder : Scotts
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 5th ship with this name.
Pennants : 34
Fate : Renamed Lion 8th October 1957.
Later became : HMS Lion
Laid-up in a partially finished state when the war ended. In 1954 the decision was taken to complete her to a new design and the work was placed with Swan Hunter on the river Tyne. She was renamed Lion during this work and was completed as a Tiger class on 20th July 1960.
HMS Defence Photos for Sale
HMS Defence, laid up, September 1954.
Database Currently Holds : 6278 ships and 6289 crew!
Last edited : 17:58, March 15, 2011
By : jbryce1437
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