Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Plymouth defiance building

fishhead

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.
 

Paxman_Valenta

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.
 
Last edited:

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
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 :)
 
D

Deleted 59428

Guest
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
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
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!
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
bigbaddog HMS DEFIANCE & Plymouth circa 1900 History 3
MoD_RSS Prosecution of Mr Michael Dawson, trading as Element Bullys Limited, Plymouth. MoD News 0
06starburst MQs Plymouth Bases / Shore Est 7
MoD_RSS Highways England delivers funding boost for Plymouth cyclists MoD News 0
soleil Plymouth Live: "Plymouth Sailor Corners Bungling Burglar Who Terrified Woman Then Fell From The Roof" Bases / Shore Est 0
Steve Waterhouse Plymouth SCC. T.S.Golden Hind. 270 SCC and URNU 1
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp PLYMOUTH RESIDENTS - CLOSE UP Current Affairs 16
BillyNoMates Plymouth News Update Current Affairs 4
MoD_RSS 'Plymouth's worst fly-tipper' jailed after 3 years on the run MoD News 0
soleil PlymouthLive: "24 Fascinating Tales You Might Not Have Known About Plymouth" Bases / Shore Est 1
soleil Plymouth Live: "Royal Navy Sends Marines To Arctic To Prepare For New Era As UK Freezes" The Corps 0
soleil Plymouth Live: "Royal Navy And British Army Reduce Presence In Caribbean" RFA 3
soleil Plymouth Live: "Royal Navy Submariners Face Toughest Seafaring Test" Submariners 9
soleil Plymouth Live: "Watch Royal Marines Lead Commando Group Go Wild In The Jungle" The Corps 3
soleil Medics Rugby Challenge - Medical Students v RM - November 5th 2019 - Plymouth Albion RFC Sports and Adventure Training 3
MoD_RSS News story: Transport Secretary announces £22 million investment in Plymouth link road MoD News 0
Sumo History of Plymouth History 4
Dusty70 “Name the last Type 26 Frigate HMS Plymouth”. Petitions 4
MoD_RSS Press release: DIT supports Plymouth firm producing 2.6 billion products a year MoD News 0
soleil Herald: "Search For Royal Marine Pictured Next To Giant Wave Of Poppies On Plymouth Hoe" The Corps 0
soleil Herald: "The Queen Is Coming To Plymouth To Say Goodbye To HMS Ocean" The Fleet 1
soleil Herald: "Plymouth Royal Navy Medic's Incredible Bravery Has Been Honoured In New Portrait" Bases / Shore Est 3
D 'Remembrance' 1982 film screening in Plymouth Nov 2017 The Quarterdeck 3
alfred_the_great Plymouth Sea Cadets SCC and URNU 1
M MQ's in Plymouth Area Bases / Shore Est 3
Ninja_Stoker Plymouth 'low impact' train crash leaves 18 injured Diamond Lil's 8
W The Joys of Plymouth Nightlife Current Affairs 15
MoD_RSS News story: MOD announces go ahead for land transfer for Plymouth City Deal MoD News 1
A Sale of Married Quaters plymouth Current Affairs 2
FunkyJunky Horror onboard Plymouth sub (3 years ago) Current Affairs 11
soleil W. Morning News: "Plymouth Firm Wins £5m Ship And Submarine Interiors Deal" The Fleet 9
soleil Herald: "New Boss For Firm Running RN Choppers Off Plymouth" Bases / Shore Est 1
exJenny Telegraph: Inside HMS Plymouth Current Affairs 15
soleil Herald: "A Plymouth Rehabilitation Centre Fit For Heroes To Be Opened By Royal" Bases / Shore Est 1
soleil Herald: Plymouth 'Makes Strong Case' To Be Home Of Future Frigates" Bases / Shore Est 2
soleil Herald: "Navy Ships Leave Plymouth Ahead Of Joint Warrior Military Exercise" The Fleet 5
soleil Herald: "Plymouth Military Personnel Living At Hotel - No Beds At Devonport Bases / Shore Est 23
soleil Herald: "Plymouth Submarine Crew To Return Home On Monday" Submariners 2
soleil Herald: "Plymouth-based HMS Bulwark Gets A New Commanding Officer" The Fleet 0
soleil Herald: "Military And Civilian Police Lock Down Plymouth Pubs In Hunt For Drugs" Bases / Shore Est 11
soleil Herald: "Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Experts In Plymouth Receive Bravery Award" Bases / Shore Est 0
soleil Herald: "Royal Navy Flagship HMS Bulwark To Return To Plymouth On Friday" The Fleet 13
DuraCell Portsmouth VS Plymouth Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 23
soleil Herald: "Cockleshell Heroes Memorial Service To Be Held In Plymouth" The Corps 0
soleil Western Morning News: "The Navy Has Held Plymouth Back" Bases / Shore Est 12
soleil Herald: "Plymouth RN Ships Ready For Joint Warrior Training Exercise" The Fleet 1
S Plymouth hotel plan at Royal William Yard Bases / Shore Est 2
soleil Royal Navy Freedom Of The City Of Plymouth Parade - September 20th 2013 - 1300 Bases / Shore Est 17
BillyNoMates Car boot sale. Plymouth Argyll car park. Diamond Lil's 18
C Know any scaffolders in Plymouth? Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 8
Similar threads


















































Latest Threads

New Posts

Top