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HMS Defender deployed on first mission

One of the Royal Navy's newest warships has set sail today on her first deployment.

HMS Defender sets sail from Portsmouth on first deployment

One of the Royal Navy's newest warships has set sail today on her first deployment. Portsmouth based HMS Defender will spend six months on security operations in the Middle East.

HMS Defender left it's base at Portsmouth this morning Credit: ITV Meridian

The Type 45 destroyer will police busy shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean, before heading to the Gulf to tighten security.

HMS Defender left it's base at Portsmouth this morning Credit: ITV Meridian

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