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Type 45 destroyer Duncan departs BAE's Clyde yard

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Media captionHMS Duncan was launched in 2010 and is due to leave the Clyde on Tuesday

A newly-built warship has left its yard on the River Clyde in Glasgow - four days after a "technical issue" delayed its departure.

The Type 45 destroyer Duncan is the last of six Daring class ships to be built at BAE System's Scotstoun yard.

The vessel will make the journey to Portsmouth Naval Base, where it will be officially commissioned.

HMS Duncan will then join HMS Daring, HMS Dauntless, HMS Diamond, HMS Dragon and HMS Defender in active service.

Once operational, each vessel is equipped with Sea Viper anti-air missiles.

They are able to carry 60 troops and have a flight deck which can accommodate a helicopter the size of a Chinook.

The Daring class destroyers can also take up to 700 people on board during emergency evacuation operations.

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