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D36 HMS Defender

UK Royal Navy

D36 HMS Defender

IMO: 4907878
MMSI: 235053421
Flight Deck: DF
Call Sign: GMIB
Shipyard: Kvaerner (Govan)


History of UK HMS Defender D36

2006-julLaid downLaid down Yard no. 1065
2012-jul-25HomeportHomeport Arrived in Portsmouth for formal handover from the builders.
2013-mar-21CommissionedCommissioned at HMNB Portsmouth
2013-sep-10AircraftAircraft HMD Devonport at Plymouth with Merlin ZH846 on flight deck
2014-junDeploymentDeployment Combined Task Force 151 departed UK on maiden deployment with 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 from 217 Flight embarked. Joined CTF151 for maritime security and anti-piracy mission around the Persian Gulf and Horn of Africa. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 12 Dec.
2014-dec-01Port VisitPort Visit MT Grand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta first visit to Malta
2015-apr-22Port VisitPort Visit Greenwich Reach Greenwich Ship Tier 6 day visit to London to participate in centenary of Gallipoli celebrations. 815 NAS Defender Flt Lynx HMA.8 ZD268/365 embarked. Departed 28 Apr.
2015-jun-22DeploymentDeployment operated with RAF II(AC) Sq Typhoon for air-maritime integration exercises in the English Channel, for a week.
2015-oct-19DeploymentDeployment Operation Kipion departed HMNB Portsmouth for 9 month Gulf and Middle East deployment. Lynx HMA.8 from 815 NAS joined in English Channel. To relieve HMS Duncan on station. Returned to Portsmouth on 9 Jul 2016.
2015-decDeploymentDeployment Opération Chammal Joined French-led Task Group 473 in Indian Ocean on anti-terrorism mission.
2015-dec-17DeploymentDeployment Arabian Sea escorting french carrier Charles de Gaulle in Arabian Sea/Persian Gulf
2016-feb-09DeploymentDeployment IN off Ramakrishana Beach Represented Royal Navy and UK at the Indian Navy International Fleet Review at Visakhapatnam, on the Bay of Bengal
2016-may-19DeploymentDeployment Eastern Mediterranean Egyptair MS804 joined international search effort for Flight MS804
2016-octRefitRefit HMD Portsmouth Refitting at HMD Portsmouth to resolve T45 propulsion issues, thorugh the Power Improvement Project. Back to sea trials Apr 2018
2019-mar-02DeploymentDeployment Escorted RFS Admiral Gorshkov and her support group through North Sea and English Channel, en route Mediterranean
2019-augDeploymentDeployment deployed to Middle East, with 815 NAS 209 Flt Wildcat HMA.2 embarked. Included a large narcotics interdiction during Dec 2019 in the northern Arabian Sea.
2020-jun-24AircraftAircraft 815 NAS 219 Flt Wildcat HMA.2 embarked during Middle East deployment
2020-sep-21DeploymentDeployment North Western Approaches JW 20-2 Exercise Joint Warrior 20-2 Participated in Ex Joint Warrior 20-2 off NW Scotland. 815 NAS 219 Flt Wildcat HMA.2 embarked.
2021-apr-28NEWS UK Carrier Strike Group to Visit 40 Countries
2021-may-01DeploymentDeployment HMNB Portsmouth departed HMNB Portsmouth for Exercise Strike Warrior and Operation Fortis 21 as part the HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group.
2021-jun-18Port VisitPort Visit UA Odessa CSG21 Visit to Odessa with HNLMS Evertsen, as part of her CSG21 deployment and departed just before midnight.
2021-jun-23DeploymentDeployment UA off SW Crimea FoN exercise Freedom of Navigation deployment to Black Sea, challenged by Russian Federation Naval, Coast Guard and Air forces.
2021-jul-07DeploymentDeployment EG Suez Canal CSG21 Transit of Suez Canal from Mediterranean, with CSG21 main force.
2021-aug-06Port VisitPort Visit GU Naval Base Guam CSG21 arrived in Guam as part of HMS Queen Elizabeth group
2021-oct-26NEWSEast China Sea Royal Navy Wildcat Tests Martlet Missile
2022-jun-17Port VisitPort Visit DE Tirpitzhafen Kiel Week 2022 alongside for the 141st Kieler Woche.
2023-mar-25RefitRefit HMD Portsmouth CAMM (M) Sea Ceptor entering major refit for c 4 years, to fit SeaCeptor and have the Propulsion upgrade.

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Type 45 Daring class
7500light (tn)
8100full load (tn)
152.40length (m)
21.20beam (m)
7.40draught (m)
7000range (nm)
29max speed (knots)

2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce WR21
2Naval Engine diesel - Wärtsilä VASA32

8Missile Launcher Aster VLS

1Naval Gun Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch

1Naval Radar long range search S1850M

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