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New warship HMS Daring damaged in collision with tug

HMS Daring
The 7,500-tonne Portsmouth-based HMS Daring is longer than 16 double-decker buses

An inquiry is under way after the Royal Navy ship HMS Daring, said to be the most advanced warship in the world, was damaged in a collision.

The Portsmouth-based destroyer was being towed into Marchwood, on Southampton Water, when it was in collision with a tug on Tuesday.

An assessment of the ship, which was only commissioned into the Navy last year, is taking place.

The vessel was only declared ready for action earlier this month.

Since arriving at its home base last year, the ship has had months of intensive sea trials.

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