The Duke of Edinburgh will unveil a new building at Plymouth's University later today.
The £19 million Marine building will house the country's most sophisticated wave tank testing facility and state-of-the-art ship simulator.
The Duke will also be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Marine Science in recognition of his naval career.
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