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Ipswich Defiance

  • 22 or 24 Stoke St
  • grid reference TM 162 438
closed post-1970
  • closed 1996
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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historical details supplied by Neil Langridge)


Note

The name could be a reference to a ship or mail-coach. As the pub backs onto the start of the river Gipping its name may be more nautically related. At least 12 ships and 2 shore establishments of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Defiance. One HMS Defiance (built 1861) was the last wooden line-of-battle ship to be launched for the Royal Navy with 91-guns on 3 decks. However, she never saw service as a battle ship. By 1884 she had become a Devonport based torpedo & mining schoolship; a role that lasted until 1931 when she was broken up.