HMS Defender (H07)
|Built by:||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Laid down:||22 Jun, 1931|
|Launched:||7 Apr, 1932|
|Commissioned:||28 Oct, 1932|
|Lost:||11 Jul, 1941 was
damaged by Italian aircraft 7 miles north off Sidi Barrani, Egypt.in
position (31.43.99N 025.55.32E)
Her back was broken and she was torpedoed by the Australian destroyer HMAS Vendetta. There were no casualties
27 Jun, 1940
The Italian submarine Console Generale Liuzzi was scuttled south off Crete after being depth charged by the British destroyers HMS Dainty, HMS Ilex, HMS Decoy, HMS Defender and the Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager.
29 Jun, 1940
It is also possible the Argonauta was depth charged and sunk around 1450hours that same day by Sunderland L5804 (RAF.) in position 37.29N, 19.51E.