HMS Iron Duke leaves Portsmouth to sail the Atlantic

Portsmouth based warship HMS Iron Duke has left her home port for a routine deployment across the Atlantic.

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HMS Iron Duke leaves Portsmouth, heading for Atlantic

Portsmouth based war ship HMS Iron Duke has left her home port for a routine deployment across the Atlantic.

The six month deployment will travel across both Northern and Southern hemispheres, enjoying winter and summer in the space of 3 months.

HMS Iron Duke has set sail from Portsmouth this morning Credit: Royal Navy
Crowds wave to the crew onboard HMS Iron Duke Credit: Royal Navy

The deployment is the first for Iron Duke since undergoing a major upgrade.

She's the first Royal Navy warship to be fitted with Artisan, a 3D radar which is five times better than the old version it replaced.

The Type 23 frigate will spend 6 months across the Atlantic Credit: Royal Navy
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