HMS Defender is the fifth ship of the Type 45 or 'D' Class of air defence destroyer (AAW) being built for the Royal Navy.
Defender's construction began at the BAE Systems Naval Ships yard at Govan on the River Clyde in July 2006. The launch date was 21 October 2009. She is now nearing completion
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