HMS Duncan (D37)

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HMS Duncan - 1.jpg
HMS Duncan in 2016
History
Royal Navy EnsignUnited Kingdom
Name: HMS Duncan
Namesake: Adam Duncan, Viscount Duncan of Camperdown
Ordered: December 2000
Builder: BAE Systems Surface Ships
Laid down: 26 January 2007
Launched: 11 October 2010
Sponsored by: Mrs Marie Ibbotson
Commissioned: 26 September 2013[1]
Identification:
Motto:
  • Secundis dubusque rectus
  • ("Upright in prosperity and peril")
Status: In active service, as of 2017
Badge:
  • On a Field Red, a hunting horn silver
  • HMS Duncan crest.jpg
General characteristics
Class and type: Type 45 Guided missile destroyer
Displacement: 8,000[3] to 8,500 t (8,400 long tons; 9,400 short tons)[4][5][6]
Length: 152.4 m (500 ft 0 in)
Beam: 21.2 m (69 ft 7 in)
Draught: 7.4 m (24 ft 3 in)
Installed power:
Propulsion:
Speed: In excess of 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)[8]
Range: In excess of 7,000 nautical miles (13,000 km) at 18 kn (33 km/h)[8]
Complement: 191[9] (accommodation for up to 235)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Armament:
Aircraft carried:
  • 1–2 × Lynx Wildcat, armed with:
    • 4 × anti ship missiles, or
    • 2 × anti submarine torpedoes
  • or
  • 1 × Westland Merlin,[15] armed with:
    • 4 × anti-submarine torpedoes
Aviation facilities:
  • Large flight deck
  • Enclosed hangar

HMS Duncan is the sixth and last of the Type 45 or Daring-class air-defence destroyers built for the Royal Navy. Duncan is named after Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan (1 July 1731 – 4 August 1804), who defeated the Dutch fleet at the Battle of Camperdown on 11 October 1797.

Construction[edit]

Duncan's construction began at the BAE Systems Naval Ships (now part of BAE Systems Surface Ships) yards at Govan and Scotstoun on the River Clyde in 2006. She was launched from Govan on 11 October 2010,[16] on the 213th anniversary of the Battle of Camperdown.[17]

Sea trials[edit]

Duncan sailed from Scotstoun shipyard, Glasgow on 31 August 2012 to commence sea trials.[18]

Operational service[edit]

Duncan, the sixth and last type 45 destroyer, was commissioned on 26 September 2013.[1] She entered service on 30 December 2013, 4 months ahead of schedule, after a period of trials and training.[19]

On 2 March 2015, Duncan left HMNB Portsmouth on her maiden deployment to the Mediterranean and Middle East.[20] On 7 July 2015, Duncan joined up with the U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group Twelve to strike the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.[21]

In April 2016, HMS Duncan was one of several Royal Navy ships exercising with the French Navy in Exercise Griffin Strike.[22] In October 2016, Duncan, escorted by the frigate HMS Richmond, was dispatched by the Ministry of Defence to intercept and "man-mark" a fleet of Russian Navy vessels, including their flagship Admiral Kuznetsov, which were passing through the English Channel on their way to Syria.[23] In November, while sailing off the coast of England, Duncan suffered a total propulsion failure and was towed back to Plymouth.[24]

Duncan sailed from Portsmouth in June 2017 to assume the role of flagship of NATO Standing Maritime Naval Group 2 (SNMG2), operating in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.[25] Duncan was due to be relieved in September 2017 by HMS Ocean on her final deployment,[26] however Ocean was redeployed to the Caribbean to provide relief to British Overseas Territories in the region in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Duncan was instead relieved by HMS Diamond which was berthed in Gibraltar en-route to the Gulf to relieve HMS Monmouth.[27] Duncan returned to Portsmouth on 22 September 2017 but resumed NATO duties in January 2018.[28] During 2018, Duncan continued her NATO deployment visiting Mediterranean and Black Sea ports such as Constanța, Souda Bay, and Split, returning to Portsmouth on 13 July 2018.

Characteristics[edit]

In 2014, the Royal Navy website stated that Duncan would be the first Type 45 destroyer to be armed with the Harpoon anti-ship missile system.[29] On 2 March 2015, Duncan left Portsmouth armed with Harpoon anti-ship missiles.[20]

Affiliations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Harpoon missile is to be fitted to four of the six ships. HMS Duncan is to be the first.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan 'christened' at Portsmouth Naval Base". BBC. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  2. ^ "D-37 Duncan, Black Sea - History of visits". Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  3. ^ "Type 45 Destroyer". Royal Navy. Retrieved 2011-11-06.
  4. ^ "HMS Daring leaves Sydney after spectacular week of celebrations". Royal Navy. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
  5. ^ "For Queen and Country". Navy News (July 2012): Page 8. One hundred or so miles west of the largest city of Abidjan lies the fishing port of Sassandra, too small to accommodate 8,500-tonnes of Type 45.
  6. ^ "HMS Duncan joins US Carrier on strike operations against ISIL". Navy News. Royal Navy. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015. As well as supporting the international effort against the ISIL fundamentalists – the 8,500-tonne warship has also joined the wider security mission in the region.
  7. ^ "HMS Daring". Wärtsilä. Archived from the original on 28 October 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  8. ^ a b "HMS Daring - Type 45 facts by Royal Navy.pdf". Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  9. ^ Royal Navy (11 July 2013). "A Global Force 2012/13" (pdf). Newsdesk Media. ISBN 978-1-906940-75-1.[permanent dead link] Complement as of 24 April 2013
  10. ^ "Raytheon Press Release" (PDF). 8 March 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  11. ^ "Jane's Electro-Optic Systems". 2010-10-28. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  12. ^ "Fleet to get the latest in electronic surveillance" (PDF). DESider. Ministry of Defence. September 2012. p. 18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 September 2012.
  13. ^ "UK to buy Shaman CESM for Seaseeker SIGINT programme". IHS Janes Defense. 29 June 2014.
  14. ^ Royal Navy - HMS Duncan, royalnavy.mod.uk
  15. ^ "Air Defence Destroyer (T45)". Royal Navy. Archived from the original on 31 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-20.
  16. ^ Carrell, Severin (11 October 2010). "Down the slipway and into history: Clyde launch ends an era". Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  17. ^ "Final Destroyer launched on Clyde," BBC, 11 October 2010.
  18. ^ "Duncan, last of navy's Type 45 destroyers sets out on maiden voyage". Royal Navy. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-09.
  19. ^ "Royal Navy's final Type 45 destroyer enters service early". Royal Navy. 2013-12-31. Retrieved 2014-01-04.
  20. ^ a b "HMS Duncan sails for maiden deployment". Royal Navy. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  21. ^ "HMS Duncan joins US Carrier on strike operations against ISIL". Royal Navy. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
  22. ^ "UK and French forces launch Exercise Griffin strike in the Solent - News stories - GOV.UK". Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  23. ^ "Russian warships pass through English Channel". Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  24. ^ "Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer towed back to port two days after it sails". The Telegraph. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  25. ^ "Defence Secretary steps up UK commitments to NATO". Ministry of Defence. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  26. ^ http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/hms-ocean-leaving-plymouth-last-389837
  27. ^ http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/warship-to-help-with-hurricane-relief-operations-1-8143931
  28. ^ "HMS Duncan returns home after NATO deployment". Royal Navy. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  29. ^ HMS Duncan, royalnavy.mod.uk
  30. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "List of HMS Duncan affiliations". Royal Navy website. Retrieved 2013-11-08.

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