Neha Patil

HMS Defence

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Several ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Defence:

  • Defence, launched in 1763, fought in many battles in the American Revolutionary War, the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars.
  • Defence was a 74 gun ship of the line, built in 1815 and broken up in 1857.
  • Defence, launched in 1861, was an ironclad scrapped in 1935.
  • Defence, launched in 1907, was an armoured cruiser sunk at the battle of Jutland.
  • Light cruiser Defence was launched in 1945 but work on her was suspended until 1954. In 1957 she was renamed Lion.
  • References

    HMS Defence Wikipedia

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