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Name: DEFENCE
Type: Armoured Frigate
Keel: 14/12/1859
Launched: 24/04/1861
Completed: 04/12/1861
Builder: Palmer Brothers & Co
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 92
Dimensions: 6070disp, 280.0 x 54.2 x 26.2(draft)ft
Engines: 2cyl, 2343ihp
Engines by: John Penn & Sons
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots
Construction: Wood & Iron
Armament: 4 x 5ins, 8 x 7ins, 10 x 68pdr guns
History:
04/12/1861 British Royal Navy
1898 Renamed INDUS
16/08/1935 Broken up
Comments: 1868: Re-armed with 14 x 7inch rifled muzzel loading guns
1890: Converted to floating workshop
1922: Converted to a hulk
16/08/1935: Broken up at Plymouth