31 Dec '13, 11am

Royal Navy’s final Type 45 destroyer enters service early #HMSDuncan

Royal Navy’s final Type 45 destroyer enters service early #HMSDuncan

The ship was scheduled to enter service in early 2014, but thanks to the hard work of both the ship’s company and industry since her arrival in Portsmouth, HMS Duncan is ready to take up duties. The 7,500 tonne vessel will now embark on a programme of trials to prepare the ship and her crew for operational deployment. HMS Duncan is the final Type 45 to enter service with the Royal Navy. Her handover to the Fleet marks the end of a 13 year build programme with BAE Systems to deliver the six ships – Daring, Dauntless, Diamond, Dragon, Defender and Duncan. Armed with the world-leading Sea Viper missile defence system which can neutralise threats up to 70 miles away, the Type 45s are the most powerful air defence destroyers ever used by the Royal Navy. Measuring in at 152 metres in length, HMS Duncan and her sister ships are longer than 16 double decker buses and as tall as an...

Full article: http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/News-and-Events/Latest-News/2...

Tweets

Service Updates - Buses: Trains:

buses.co.uk 30 Dec '13, 9am

6 - Sainsburys - Brighton Station 7 - Portslade - Brighton Marina 12 - Brighton - Eastbourne 12A - Brighton - Eastbourne 1...

Her Majesty’s Armed Forces to celebrate New Year around the world | Royal Navy

Her Majesty’s Armed Forces to celebrate New Yea...

royalnavy.mod.uk 31 Dec '13, 1pm

Around 12,000 UK Armed Forces personnel will be deployed on land, air and sea operations across the world as we enter the ...

Our write-up on the biggest movie releases of e...

timeoutsingapore.com 01 Jan '14, 3am

Bestselling novelist Tom Clancy may have passed away late last year, but his legacy still lives on in the form of his icon...

It's 2013's final countdown & last #DecemberDailyDeal! Visit as we say farewell to one hell of a year! #HappyNewYear

It's 2013's final countdown & last #DecemberDai...

dynadot.com 31 Dec '13, 7pm

As 2013 slowly comes to an end, it's time to bid farewell to yet another year in our lives. If you're wondering where the ...

'Vending machine strategies' among Navy safety ...

navytimes.com 31 Dec '13, 8pm

With just a few hours to spare, the Navy’s Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions program released its schedul...

Fleet hails and farewells for 2014: The fleet is gaining some of the latest amphibious ships in 2014, bu... #navy

Fleet hails and farewells for 2014: The fleet i...

navytimes.com 31 Dec '13, 12pm

The fleet is gaining some of the latest amphibious ships in 2014, but also saying goodbye to some stalwarts, including sev...

Navy wins Armed Forces Bowl 24-6 over MTSU: Keenan Reynolds ran for two more touchdowns and Navy won for... #navy

Navy wins Armed Forces Bowl 24-6 over MTSU: Kee...

navytimes.com 30 Dec '13, 8pm

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Keenan Reynolds ran for 86 yards with two more touchdowns and Navy won for only the second time its la...

Learn what's inside the @USNavy's stealthy new ...

raytheon.com 11 Jan '14, 3am

Last Updated: 01/10/2014* Towering over the shipyard in Bath, Maine, the angular lines of the Zumwalt guided missile destr...

Festive delights for HMS Westminster | Royal Navy

Festive delights for HMS Westminster | Royal Navy

royalnavy.mod.uk 31 Dec '13, 12pm

The Ship, which has been away over the Christmas period, had been hoarding away in her freezers 80kg of Turkey along with ...

US Navy – The Navy’s Amazing Ocean-Powered Unde...

nosi.org 05 Jan '14, 12am

To read news stories from previous months and years, use the calendar in the upper right hand corner of the page or use th...

Kona History: Dave Scott’s Final Ironman Title, 1987: Dave Scott breaks the tape for the sixth and final Ironm...

Kona History: Dave Scott’s Final Ironman Title,...

triathlon.competitor.com 31 Dec '13, 2pm

Mark Allen clawed his way to a five-minute advantage over Dave Scott early in the marathon. He was closer to his first Iro...

Stealth destroyer packed with advanced technolo...

raytheon.com 11 Jan '14, 3pm

Last Updated: 01/10/2014* Towering over the shipyard in Bath, Maine, the angular lines of the Zumwalt guided missile destr...

Happy 50th Anniversary to the US Navy SEALs! #tcot #teaparty #Seals #Navy

Happy 50th Anniversary to the US Navy SEALs! #t...

navalhistory.org 02 Jan '14, 12am

Although UDTs and the SEAL Teams are similar and many of the problems confronting UDTs also confront the SEAL Teams, this ...