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HMS Defender - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Defender

Name : HMS Defender
Laid Down : 22nd June 1931
Launched : 7th April 1932
Completed : 28th October 1932
Type : Destroyer
Class : D
Builder : Vickers Armstrong
Country : UK
Pennants : H07, I47
Fate : Foundered 11th July 1941.

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HMS Defender, 1936.

Timeline Entries :


7th April 1931 - Launched
7th April 1931 - Pennant H07
6th April 1932 - Off Hyeres
28th October 1932 - Commissioned
14th January 1933 - Arrived Port Galaxidi
25th January 1933 - Sailed Port Galaxidi
25th January 1933 - Arrived Gulf of Patras
1st February 1933 - Arrived Malta
7th March 1933 - Sailed Malta for Pollensa Bay
10th March 1933 - Arrived Palma
30th March 1933 - Arrived Golfe Juan
8th April 1933 - Sailed Antibes for Malta
10th April 1933 - Arrived Malta
5th August 1933 - Arrived Kotor
31st August 1933 - Sailed Malta
3rd September 1933 - Arrived Famagusta
6th September 1933 - Sailed Famagusta
7th September 1933 - Arrived Port Said
7th September 1933 - Sailed Port Said
11th September 1933 - Sailed Aden
11th September 1933 - Arrived Aden
15th September 1933 - Arrived Henjam
18th September 1933 - Sailed Henjam
18th September 1933 - Arrived Basidu
19th September 1933 - Sailed Basidu
20th September 1933 - Arrived Elphinstone
20th September 1933 - Sailed Elphinstone
21st September 1933 - Sailed Khassab
21st September 1933 - Sailed Thumb Island
21st September 1933 - Arrived Khassab
21st September 1933 - Arrived Thumb Island
22nd September 1933 - Arrived Debai
23rd September 1933 - Sailed Debai
24th September 1933 - Arrived Henjam
25th September 1933 - Arrived Henjam
27th September 1933 - Sailed Henjam
27th September 1933 - Arrived Basidu
29th September 1933 - Sailed Basidu
30th September 1933 - Arrived Kuwait
6th October 1933 - Sailed Kuwait
7th October 1933 - Arrived Bahrain
12th October 1933 - Sailed Bahrain
13th October 1933 - Arrived Basrah
16th October 1933 - Sailed Basrah
18th October 1933 - Arrived Muscat
18th October 1933 - Sailed Muscat
23rd October 1933 - Arrived Aden
23rd October 1933 - Sailed Aden
29th October 1933 - Arrived Port Said
30th October 1933 - Sailed Port Said
2nd November 1933 - Arrived Malta
9th January 1934 - Sailed Malta for cruise
10th January 1934 - Arrived Sfax
3rd March 1934 - Sailed Malta for Gibraltar
23rd March 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
27th March 1934 - Arrived St. Maxime
10th April 1934 - Sailed Gulf of St. Trpoez for Rapallo
11th April 1934 - Arrived Rapallo
24th April 1934 - Sailed Rapallo for Malta
25th July 1934 - Arrived Phalerum Bay
15th August 1934 - Arrived Malta
23rd August 1934 - Sailed Malta for the UK
9th November 1934 - Arrived Malta
1st December 1934 - Arrived Colombo
5th December 1934 - Sailed Colombo for Singapore
10th December 1934 - Arrived Singapore
11th December 1934 - Arrived Singapore
18th December 1934 - Sailed Singapore for Malta
18th December 1934 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla (China Station)
18th December 1934 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla (China Station)
19th December 1934 - Sailed Singapore for Borneo
22nd December 1934 - Arrived Labuan
26th December 1934 - Sailed Labuan for Manila
1st January 1935 - Sailed Manila for Hong Kong
3rd January 1935 - Arrived Hong Kong
7th February 1935 - Lt. Cdr.Eric Perceval Hinton in Command
31st March 1935 - Sailed Hong Kong
4th April 1935 - Arrived Hong Kong
9th April 1935 - Sailed Hong Kong for Haiphong
11th April 1935 - Arrived Haiphong
1st August 1935 - Sailed Chinwangtao
28th December 1935 - Arrived Manila
20th July 1936 - Arrived Colombo
23rd September 1936 - Sailed Wei Hai Wei
March 1937 - Donald George Frederick Wyville MacIntyre in Command
21st May 1937 - Sailed Hong Kong
3rd June 1937 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
5th August 1937 - Arrived Shanghai
14th August 1937 - Arrived Chinwangtao
September 1937 - Sailed Hong Kong for Wei Hai Wei
7th October 1937 - Arrived Chefoo
23rd October 1937 - Arrived Pei Taiho
January 1938 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla
January 1938 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla, China Station
12th March 1938 - Sailed Manila
8th April 1938 - Arrived Hong Kong
12th September 1938 - Sailed Hong Kong
13th September 1938 - Arrived Swatow
26th January 1939 - Sailed Singapore for Hong Kong
1st April 1939 - Lt.Cdr. St. John Reginald Joseph Tyrwhitt, RN In Command
29th July 1939 - Sailed Sharp Peak
28th August 1939 - Sailed Hong Kong
1st September 1939 - Arrived Singapore
2nd September 1939 - 21st Destroyer Flotilla, Division 41, China Station
2nd September 1939 - Sailed Singapore en route for Aden
5th October 1939 - Arrived Malta and was out of service for 7 days with perforated boiler tubes
5th October 1939 - Arrived Malta
12th October 1939 - Repairs completed at Malta
18th October 1939 - Sailed Malta to escort HMS Ramilles
20th October 1939 - Arrived Alexandria
25th October 1939 - Sailed Alexandria on a 15-inch gun shoot
27th October 1939 - Sailed Alexandria on a 15-inch gun shoot
31st October 1939 - Sailed Alexandria
3rd November 1939 - Arrived Malta
28th November 1939 - Sailed Malta as escort for HMS Barham to Port Said
6th December 1939 - Sailed Alexandria
14th December 1939 - Arrived Malta
31st December 1939 - At Malta refitting
27th January 1940 - Sailed Malta
29th January 1940 - Sailed Gibraltar on escort duties
2nd February 1940 - Patrol for Cadiz and Huelva to watch German merchant ships there AM
3rd February 1940 - Sailed Gibraltar to carry out an anti-subgmarine patrol off the Portuguese coast
4th February 1940 - Detached to stand by steamer Oregon which had broken down
7th February 1940 - Arrived Gibraltar
8th February 1940 - Sailed Gibraltar for Freetown
13th February 1940 - Sailed Gibraltar for Freetown.
18th February 1940 - Arrived Freetown
19th February 1940 - Arrived Dakar after VO operations
24th February 1940 - Arrived Freetown.
6th March 1940 - Patrolled off the African coast
9th March 1940 - Sailed Dakar on Patrol
16th March 1940 - Arrived Dakar from patrol
7th September 1940 - Battle Of Punto Stilo, Italy
7th September 1940 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla
30th October 1940 - Lt.Cdr. Gilbert Lescombe Farnfield, RN In Command
27th November 1940 - Force D
27th November 1940 - Battle Of Cape Spartivento, Sardinia
11th July 1941 - Sunk

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