24 October 2011

UK In Action: HMS Dragon Leaving the Yard

Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon leaves Clyde following construction and heads for her new home on the south coast. The fourth of the Royal Navy’s state-of-the-art Type 45 destroyer class – HMS Dragon – this morning (Saturday August 27) slipped beneath the Erskine Bridge bound for the south coast. Built by BAE Systems on the Clyde, Dragon has rounded off her build and sea trials, and is making her way to her new home in Portsmouth, where she will join sisters HM Ships Daring, Dauntless and Diamond. A total of six ships will make up the Daring Class – Defender and Duncan, which will complete the class, are still in completion on the Clyde.

img from UK MoD

By: Widow 6-7

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