Royal Navy Warship HMS Duncan Deploys to the Red Sea

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Royal Navy Warship HMS Duncan Deploys to the Red Sea

The Royal Navy’s formidable Type 45 destroyer, HMS Duncan, set sail from Portsmouth today, embarking on a critical mission to the Red Sea. This deployment comes as a timely relief for its sister ship, HMS Diamond, which has diligently safeguarded vital shipping lanes in the region against Houthi attacks since before Christmas.

Royal Navy Warship HMS Duncan Deploys To The Red Sea

A Seamless Transition

Royal Navy Warship HMS Duncan Deploys To The Red Sea

HMS Duncan steps into the role previously held by HMS Diamond, ensuring continuity in maritime security. Armed with the same cutting-edge Sea Viper missile system and equipped with advanced radar systems, HMS Duncan is well-prepared to detect and neutralize threats even from afar.

Royal Navy Warship HMS Duncan Deploys To The Red Sea

Countering Houthi Aggression

Royal Navy Warship HMS Duncan Deploys To The Red Sea

During its deployment, HMS Diamond demonstrated its prowess by intercepting nine hostile drones and a missile launched by Houthi forces from the Yemeni coast. The Royal Navy’s vigilance and swift action have protected cargo ships navigating these treacherous waters.

Royal Navy Warship HMS Duncan Deploys To The Red Sea

The Crew’s Dedication

Royal Navy Warship HMS Duncan Deploys To The Red Sea

The 200 men and women aboard HMS Duncan have worked tirelessly to ensure the ship’s readiness. Rigorous trials and training conducted last week have prepared them for the challenges ahead. Their mission: to maintain freedom of navigation and enhance safety in international waters, making merchant vessels more secure.

Royal Navy Warship HMS Duncan Deploys To The Red Sea

Royal Navy Warship Hms Duncan Deploys To The Red Sea

A History of Excellence

HMS Duncan previously led NATO’s premier task group in the Mediterranean Sea for five months, showcasing its capabilities and commitment to global security. In December, it handed over flagship duties to the Italian Navy, marking a seamless transition of responsibilities.

Welcoming New Crew Members

With over 60 fresh recruits joining the ship’s company, HMS Duncan is poised for further operations. These dedicated sailors and officers will contribute to the ship’s continued success in safeguarding maritime interests.

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