Welcoming the last Destroyer

HMS Duncan has been formally handed over to the Royal Navy - the last Type 45 Destroyer.

Destroyer comes home

HMS Duncan
HMS Duncan Credit: Royal Navy

HMS Duncan, the sixth and final of the UK’s new class of Type 45 destroyers, has been formally handed over to the Royal Navy.

HMS Duncan crew
HMS Duncan crew Credit: Royal Navy

The 7,500 tonne vessel, armed with the world-leading Sea Viper missile defence system, sailed to her new home in Portsmouth where she will undergo a series of trials and tests before being declared suitable for operations next year.