HMS Defence (1909) CC  (5th)

This the fifth ship to carry the name HMS Defence was an Armoured Cruiser.

Built at Pembroke Dock, laid down 22-Feb-1905, launched 24-Apr-1907, and completed 09-Feb-1909.

On completion joined the Home Fleet 1909-11, then went to the China Station 1912-13. To the Mediterranean as Flagship 1st Cruiser Squadron 1913-14.

Set out for the South Atlantic to reinforce Cradock's Squadron but was diverted to the Cape of Good Hope Nov-1914.

Joined the Grand Fleet Jan-1915.

Sunk at the Battle of Jutland 31-May-1916 by gunfire from the German Friedrich Der Grosse with the loss of 893 of her crew.

Won the Battle Honour: Jutland 1916.


Other HMS Defence
- 1st  HMS Defence
- 2nd HMS Defence
- 3rd HMS Defence
- 4th HMS Defence
- 5th HMS Defence
- 6th HMS Defence

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This page last edited - 13 March, 2013.