HMS Duncan: Where is it based? What class is it? When was it built? How many crew members does she have? Everything you need to know 

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HMS Duncan and her crew are set to star in a new Channel 5 series. 

The four episode Warship: All At Sea starts on Monday (November 26) at 9pm and follows life on the Royal Navy vessel. 

HMS Duncan. Picture: MoD/Crown copyright/PA Wire

HMS Duncan. Picture: MoD/Crown copyright/PA Wire

Here is all you need to know about the ship

Where is it based? 

HMS Duncan is based at Her Majesty's Naval Base, Portsmouth – and it is from here that she sails out of when being deployed. 

What class of vessel is it? 

HMS Duncan is a Type 45, also known as Daring-class, air-defence destroyer. 

READ MORE: Royal Navy’s HMS Duncan to star in Channel 5’s Warship: All At Sea

Where does the name come from? 

The ship was named after Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan – a British admiral who defeated the Dutch fleet at the Battle of Camperdown on 11 October 1797. 

When was it ordered and when did it launch? 

HMS Duncan was ordered in December 2000, was laid down on January 26, 2007, and launched on October 11, 2010 – 213 years after the Battle of Camperdown. 

Where was HMS Duncan built? 

HMS Duncan was built at BAE Naval Ship yards in Govan and Scotstoun on the River Clyde, in Scotland, with construction beginning in 2006. 

READ MORE: HMS Duncan given hero’s welcome in Portsmouth after six-month Nato mission

How many crew members does she have? 

During the filming of Warship: All At Sea, HMS Duncan had 186 crew members – but she has accommodation for up to 235. 

What missions has HMS Duncan taken part in? 

She left Portsmouth in March 2015 on her maiden deployment to the Mediterranean and Middle East.

In July 2015 HMS Duncan joined up with the U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group Twelve to strike the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

She was one of several Royal Navy vessels to be selected for Exercise Griffin Strike – a join exercise with the French Navy. 

HMS Duncan was dispatched by the Ministry of Defence to intercept and ‘man-mark’ a fleet of Russian Navy vessels, including their flagship Admiral Kuznetsov, as they sailed through the English Channel on their way to Syria. 

In June 2017, she sailed sailed from Portsmouth to assume the role of flagship of NATO Standing Maritime Naval Group 2 (SNMG2), operating in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.

And again in 2018 Duncan continued her NATO deployment visiting Mediterranean and Black Sea ports such as Constanța, Souda Bay, and Split, returning to Portsmouth on 13 July 2018 – which is when the filming for Warship: All At Sea took place.