HMS Duncan Arriving in Portsmouth by Defence Images on Flickr.

"Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan sails into Portsmouth for the first time, 22 March 2013.

HMS Duncan, the sixth and final of the UK’s sophisticated, new class of Type 45 destroyers, has been formally handed over to the Royal Navy by shipbuilder BAE Systems, the MOD announced today.

The 7,500 tonne vessel, armed with the world-leading Sea Viper missile defence system, sailed to her new home in Portsmouth where she will undergo a series of trials and tests before being declared suitable for operations next year.

Her arrival at the Naval Base marks the end of a successful 12 year build programme to provide the Royal Navy with a fleet of the largest and most powerful air defence destroyers it has ever received.”

HMS Liverpool Escorts Russian Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov by Defence Images on Flickr.

HMS Liverpool escorts Russian Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, 4 February 2012.

“HMS Liverpool paid escort to the Russian Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and Russian ship Admiral Chabanenko as they passed by British Territorial waters.

The Type 42 destroyer carried out her role as the Fleet Ready Escort as she prepares for decommissioning during the Spring which will mark the end of her 30 year career.”