U.K. Royal Navy’s newest destroyer, HMS Diamond, returns to the Clyde

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    United Kingdom, 9 Feb 2011 - Navy’s newest destroyer, HMS Diamond, returns to the Clyde for the first time since her launch. HMS Diamond, the Royal Navy’s third Daring class destroyer built by BAE Systems in Govan, made her first return visit to the River Clyde yesterday (Wed Feb 9).

    The 7500-tonne warship, boasting state-of-the-art technology and a top speed of 27 knots, made her way to Loch Striven to make a brief refuelling stop, before continuing her journey round the top of Scotland.

    She is en route to Aberdeen, the city with which she is affiliated and she will be alongside in the Granite City until Monday. The ship is open for tours by the public on Saturday (Feb 12) from 1pm until 4.30pm.

    The Type 45 destroyer is currently undergoing sea trials before she is formally commissioned into the Royal Navy in May this year.

    Diamond was built by BVT Surface Fleet in Govan shipyard on the river Clyde and was launched on 27th November 2007 by Lady Suzie Johns, wife of Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns KCB, CDE.

    The ship was accepted off contract at Portsmouth in September 2011 and has been undergoing rigorous sea trials. She will be commissioned into the Royal Navy in May this year and will embark on her sea training before fully entering service early in 2012.

    She joins her two sister ships HMS Daring and Dauntless as the most advanced class of warship in the fleet.


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    Source: U.K. Royal Navy
     
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