HMS DEFENDER [D36] is the fifth of the Type 45 or Daring-class built for the Royal Navy.
D36 is the eighth ship to bear the name. Construction began in 2006, and she was launched in 2009. HMS DEFENDER completed her first sea trials in October–November 2011, and was commissioned during March 2013.
She is seen here alongside at Devonport on October 24, 2013.