The day the ship’s company move back on board is a big day for us.

Commander Marcus Hember RN

Her Commanding Officer, Commander Marcus Hember, said: “The day the ship’s company move back on board is a big day for us.

“It marks the point at which we can take back full ownership of our ship and begin the process of regeneration.

“Whilst it is a long process, we are all, ultimately, working towards our deployment in 2016, getting back out on operations and doing what the Royal Navy does best.”

The new systems and equipment will now be fully tested during several months of trials at sea and alongside in Portsmouth.

On completion the crew will be put through operational sea training, testing their war-fighting and damage control skills ahead of Diamond’s deployment on operations next year.

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