HMS Defender (1804)

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Defender.
History
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Name: HMS Defender
Ordered: 9 January 1804
Builder: William Courtney, Chester
Laid down: March 1804
Launched: 28 July 1804
Commissioned: August 1804
Fate: Wrecked 14 December 1809
General characteristics
Class and type: Archer-class gun-brig
Tons burthen: 179 tons
Length:
  • 80 ft 1.25 in (24.4158 m) (gundeck)
  • 65 ft 10.5 in (20.079 m) (keel)
Beam: 22 ft 7.5 in (6.896 m)
Depth of hold: 9 ft 5.5 in (2.883 m)
Sail plan: Brig
Complement: 50
Armament: 12 guns comprising 10 x 18-pounder carronades and 2 chase guns

The second HMS Defender was a 12-gun Archer-class gun-brig built in Chester in 1804 and employed in the English Channel. On 14 December 1809, she was wrecked near Folkestone.

Commanding officers[edit]

  • August 1804, Lieutenant George Hayes
  • November 1804, Lieutenant John George Nops
  • 1806, Lieutenant George Plowman
  • February 1809, Lieutenant Frederick William Burgoyne

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