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  • D37 HMS Duncan

    UK Royal Navy

    2013 to present    

    D37 HMS Duncan


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    MMSI: 235053411
    Flight Deck: DU
    Call Sign: GMIC
    Shipyard: Kvaerner (Govan)


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    History of UK D37 HMS Duncan

    2007-janLaid down
    2010-oct-11Launchedon anniversary of the 1797 Battle of Camperdown, where Admiral Duncan defeated the Dutch
    2013-mar-22HomeportHanded over to RN at HMNB Portsmouth, after departing BAE Systems Scotstoun on 19 Mar
    2013-jul-26Port Visitfirst Type 45 Destroyer to visit Falmouth
    2013-sep-26Commissionedat HMNB Portsmouth
    2014-jul-26Port VisitBelfast Harbour visited Belfast, departed 29 Jul.
    2014-sep-2Port VisitRoath Basin NATO summit visited Cardiff, with other warships, in support of 2 day NATO Defence Ministers summit in Newport.
    2014-oct-8DeploymentJoint Warrior Exercise Joint Warrior 14-2 participant in Exercise JW 14-2 from Irish Sea around northern coast of UK, to Moray Firth.
    2015-feb-6Port VisitNorth Shields Northumbrian Quay visited Tyneside at Northumbrian Quay until 9 Feb.
    2015-marPort Visitvisited Gibraltar, with Lynx HMA.8 ZF560/456 embarked.
    2015-mar-2DeploymentOperation Kipion departed HMNB Portsmouth for 9 month maritime security operations in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and the Gulf with 815 NAS 219 Flt Lynx HMA.8 embarked. Included escort duty as part of USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Group and intensive Wildcat trials (qv) in Sep. Relieved by HMS Defender in mid Nov and arrived back in HMNB Portsmouth on 27 Nov
    2015-sep-17NEWS Persian Gulf Royal Navy Wildcat in Gulf Heat Trials
    2015-nov-8Port VisitROConstanta Naval Base visited Constanța for 3 days
    2015-nov-12Port VisitVisited Burgas for weekend
    2016-apr-10NEWS UKRAF Leeming UK-French Griffin Strike Amphibious Exercise
    2016-may-5Port VisitDEHamburg Port 827th Hamburg Hafengeburtstag visited Hamburg for 2016 Harbour Day Festival
    2016-may-20Port VisitWest India Dock (TQ) Jutland 100 weekend visit to London with Ship open to Visitors on 21 May. 815 NAS 212 Flight Wildcat HMA.2 ZZ376 ranged on deck. Departed 26 May.
    2016-jun-22Port VisitCruise Terminal AFD 2016 visit to Liverpool for Armed Forces Day celebrations
    2016-oct-20DeploymentDeployed to assist HMS Richmond in escorting the Kutnetzov Task Group through the North Sea and English Channel.
    2017-junAircraft SNMG2 flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) , Wildcat ZZ531 embarked. Relieved by HMS Diamond on 20 Sep.
    2017-sepDeploymentSNMG2 Relieved HMS Ocean at short notice, as flagship for NATO SNMG2.
    2017-sep-14DeploymentSNMG2 exercising with FNS La Fayette, HS Limnos and HS Kountouriotis.
    2017-sep-23DeploymentReturned to HMNB Portsmouth after SNMG2 deployment
    2018-jan-8DeploymentDeparted HMNB Portsmouth for 6 month Mediterranean and Black Sea deployment, followed by Operation Kipion in the Gulf. Returned to Portsmouth 13 Jul 2018.
    2018-may-21Port VisitGEPoti SNMG2 Visited Poti to commemorate fallen British servicemen in the Batumi British Military Cemetery.
    2018-junAircraftExercise Swordfish 2018 Wildcat HMA.2 ZZ396 embarked, callsign Highlander
    2019-mar-8DeploymentMediterannean SNMG1 departed HMNB Portsmouth for 6 month Mediterannean mission. 815 NAS, 202 Flight Wildcat ZZ414 embarked. After being diverted from NATO SNMG1 assignment, patrolled Strait of Hormuz. 202 Flt disembarked for Yeovilton on 27 Sep and Duncan returned to Portsmouth on 28 Sep
    2019-mar-24Deploymentpart of FS Charles de Gaulle Strike Group off Syria
    2019-jul-9Deploymentdeparted Odessa in the Black Sea, to participate in Exercise Sea Breeze
    2019-jul-14Port VisitGRSouda Bay NB re-storing at Souda Bay, after re-tasking to escort tankers through the Strait of Hormuz
    2019-jul-18DeploymentStrait of Hormuz (choke) Operating in Persian Gulf to assist British shipping passing the Strait of Hormuz, during a period of heightened international tension around the Persian Gulf between Bandar Abbas and the UAE.
    2019-sep-5DeploymentStrait of Hormuz (choke) Relieved by HMS Kent on Strait of Hormuz transit duty



        from Type 45 Daring class
    7500light (tn)
    8100full load (tn)
    152.40length (m)
    21.20beam (m)
    7.40draught (m)
    7000range (nm)
    29max speed (knots)
    2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce WR21
    2Naval Engine diesel - Wärtsilä VASA32
    8Missile Launcher Aster VLS
    1Naval Gun Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch
    1Naval Radar long range search S1850M



        Typical Max
    Landing platform only. No hangar
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    UK Kvaerner (Govan), Govan

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