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HMS Dragon joins Navy fleet

The latest of the Royal Navy's powerful new Type 45 destroyers is being formally welcomed into the fleet today.

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The Navy's Type 45 destroyer fleet

HMS Dragon is the fourth of six Type 45 destroyers for the Navy.

  • The first, HMS Daring, was commissioned in July 2009
  • The fifth, HMS Defender, is to arrive in Portsmouth for the first time this summer
  • All six set to be in service by the middle of the decade

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