HMS Duncan

HMS Duncan (D37)

HMS Duncan, the sixth and most modern Type 45 destroyer, was the most complete at launch in October 2010. She is the first of the Type 45 class to be capable of deploying Harpoon and is the star of the Channel 5 documentary 'Warship: life at sea"

HMS Duncan recently deployed as the Flagship of NATO Task Group (SNMG2) in 2018, returning in July 2018 after 6 months in the Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Seas. This was an important and exciting time for both the Royal Navy and for the ship and her company.

While deployed HMS Duncan delivered 98% availability and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson at the time said: "HMS Duncan and her crew have demonstrated why the Royal Navy is revered all over the world for its leadership, professionalism, and skill."

Following a successful post deployment maintenance period, September to October 2018, HMS Duncan proceeded to sea, 22 October – 7 November 2018, to conduct a series test and trial periods.  Each period at sea has focused on a different element of our war-fighting capability, from testing our marine engineering systems, through to aviation operations in daylight and at night, and most recently live weapon firings at sea.

HMS Duncan supported Armistice 100 while alongside in Belfast, 9 – 12 November 2018, and sailed to conduct training and peacetime firings. HMS Duncan is now undertaking Operational Sea Training ahead of her deployment next year.

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8,000 tonnes

Total displacement

152 metres

Total length



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