New destroyer commissioned

HMS Duncan, the sixth and last of the Royal Navy's new-generation Type 45 destroyers, is being formally commissioned into the fleet in Portsmouth.

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Captain: 'Ship only as good as its crew'

The sixth and last of the Royal Navy's new generation of Type 45 destroyers, HMS Duncan, has been formally welcomed into the fleet.

Commander James Stride, Duncan's commanding officer, said the event was a proud moment for all personnel serving in the ship.

He said: "To command a new ship is an immense privilege, one for which I will forever be grateful.But this impressive ship, one of a class of the most advanced air destroyers in the world, is northing without its ship's company.

"I am blessed by a highly professional ship's company who are extremely proud of being Duncanites."

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