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Plymouth defiance building


War Hero
Anyone know what the Plymouth defiance building is? Got my draft recently and it says im going to be their for a year?
Dunno but it looks like a cushy number. I hope you like Oggies.
PS Many moons ago in a different millennium Defiance was the name of the depot ship fro the 2nd Submarine Group but that may be just a coincidence. @WreckerL may be able to supply a sensible reply.


Lantern Swinger
Anyone know what the Plymouth defiance building is? Got my draft recently and it says im going to be their for a year?

Defiance building is on the left hand side of the road, past the SRC at the very end approaching a sub berth. It's got the Commodores Broad Pennant outside and says DEFIANCE in big gold letters above the door.

Defiance is still the colloquial term for a lot of waterfront engineering in devonport. The dockyard workshops and the fridge section (RSU) are in the defiance building itself as well as a small inboard/outboard workshop and some other sub related bits, but the engineering and refit support groups work from another building.

PM me for a more detailed explanation if you prefer. Or if you can get on MODNET, go to the HMNB Devonport pages and bring up the Devonport Guide, it's got a decent map in it of all things Devonport.
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War Hero
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Defiance was HMS Forth but when they built the shoreside workshops it was named HMS Defiance (I had 2 shore drafts there), then it all came under Drake so was incorporated into HMS Drake and the workshops were just called Defiance building.

Defiance building is on the corner of the yard by Weston Mill, it has 8 and 9 wharves as it's closest wharves. The stores and naafi complex are across the road.

Unless it's all changed;)

edited to say P-V beat me to it :)

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Anyone know what the Plymouth defiance building is? Got my draft recently and it says im going to be their for a year?
HMS Defiance comprised three old wooden hulks in the late 1940's. It was used to give instruction on the likes of magnetic mines. The wooden hulls provided a safe environment


War Hero
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Good...but not as good as a couple of quarts of Blackthorn cider in the canteen at the corner of 9 dock or on the floating canteen at diesel corner. ;)
Oggie and Blackthorn for standeasy in Mary's canteen at smelly corner, 5 basin :)

Floating canteen was ace as nobody disturbed you on there, especially the crushers!
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