HMS Duncan’s departure from Scotland today has been delayed because of a technical issue.
The Royal Navy’s sixth and final Type 45 destroyer was due to leave BAE Systems’ Scotstoun shipyard today, before sailing into Portsmouth for the first time on Wednesday.
But the shipbuilding firm said it had found a potential technical hitch and the planned departure has been delayed.
A spokesman for BAE Systems said: ‘We are working with the Ministry of Defence to resolve the issue at the earliest opportunity and anticipate the ship will leave the Clyde in the coming days with no significant impact to the programme.
‘We will send further information about the revised departure time of Duncan in due course.’