Royal Navy’s sixth Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan arrives in Portsmouth

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HMS Duncan has arrived in Portsmouth Harbour for the first time.

The sixth and final new Type 45 destroyer built for the Royal Navy sailed into Portsmouth at around 9am today.

ARRIVAL HMS Duncan sails into Portsmouth Harbour. Picture: Paul Jacobs

ARRIVAL HMS Duncan sails into Portsmouth Harbour. Picture: Paul Jacobs

She will be officially handed over to the navy by shipbuilders BAE Systems at a ceremony this afternoon.

Tonight, the Spinnaker Tower will light up in the colours of the Union Jack to pay tribute to the men and women who helped build the six new destroyers.

HMS Duncan is the sixth in line after HMS Daring, HMS Dauntless, HMS Diamond, HMS Dragon and HMS Defender.