HMS Defender (1797)  (1st)
Gunvessel 12-gun

This the first ship to carry the name HMS Defender was a 12-gun gunvessel. Also known as Gunboat No 21.

Built by Hill of Limehouse, launched 21-May-1797, 76ft long, 22ft 6in wide and of 168 tons builders measurement. Armed with 2 x 24pdr guns and 10 x 18pdr carronades.

Listed until 1802.


Other HMS Defender
- 1st  HMS Defender
- 2nd HMS Defender
- 3rd HMS Defender
- 4th HMS Defender
- 5th HMS Defender
- 6th HMS Defender
- 7th HMS Defender

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This page last edited - 31 October, 2012.