HMS Defender (1952) DD  (6th)

This the sixth ship to carry the name HMS Defender was a Daring Class (1952) destroyer.

Built by Stephen, laid down 22-Mar-1949, launched 29-Jul-1950 and commissioned 05-Dec-1952.

Appeared at the Coronation Review 1953.

After trials went to the Mediterranean then to the Far East. Returned to the Mediterranean 14-Jun-1955 and took part in the Suez invasion Nov-56.

Returned to the UK for refit on 17-Feb-58. During this refit the aft torpedo tubes were removed and replaced with a deckhouse to give more accommodation.

Returned to the Mediterranean 30-Apr-1959 and remained there until Apr-1960 when she returned to the UK.

Decommissioned Jan-1961 and went into reserve at Chatham until 1965.

Recommissioned Mar-1965 and went to the Mediterranean, then on to the West Indies, winter 1966/67.

Returned to the UK until Jan-68 when she went to the Far East until Dec-68.

Returned to the UK and paid off at Devonport Aug-69 for scrapping.

Sold 10-May-1972 and broken up at Inverkeithing.


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.

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