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HMS Duncan departing West India Dock – 26th May 2016

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Last Friday, the West India Dock welcomed the arrival of Britain’s newest warship, HMS Duncan and today saw its departure. The open days on Saturday and Sunday were sold out and thousands were allowed to inspect the Type 45 destroyer and one of the most sophisticated ships in the Royal Navy.

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The Type 45 destroyers are primarily designed for anti air warfare and have the capability to defend against sophisticated targets such as fighter aircraft and drones.

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Photograph by Eric Pemberton

The ship is the first Type 45 destroyer to be armed with the Harpoon anti-ship missile system and has a crew of around 200.

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Photograph by Eric Pemberton

Guiding the 500 ft warship into the dock took some time and the ships departure and exit from the dock also took  a considerable amount of time and patience.

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Photograph by Eric Pemberton

Fortunately regular contributor, Eric Pemberton was on hand to take a few photographs of the ship backing out of the dock and sailing away from the docks.

 

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