Defender as photographed by John S. Johnston on July 20, 1895, six weeks before the 1895 America's Cup.
Defender defeated the New York Yacht Club's Vigilant then went on to defend the cup against British keel cutter Valkyrie III. Following the contest, Defender was towed to New Rochelle where it remained for another four years without sailing. It was rebuilt to race trials against the 1899 America's Cup defense candidate, Columbia. Defender was broken up in 1901.
Length at water line: 27.17m
Beam (width): 7.03m
Displacement: 151.5 tonnes
Sail area: 1134.3 m2