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Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer HMS Dragon.  The Royal Navy's latest addition to the fleet, the Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon is pictured exercising in the English Channel.

Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer HMS Dragon. The Royal Navy's latest addition to the fleet, the Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon is pictured exercising in the English Channel.

Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer HMS Diamond.  Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond.  HMS Diamond, the Royal Navy’s third Daring class destroyer built by BAE Systems in Govan, made her first return visit to the River Clyde Wednesday 9th February 2011.

Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer HMS Diamond. Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond. HMS Diamond, the Royal Navy’s third Daring class destroyer built by BAE Systems in Govan, made her first return visit to the River Clyde Wednesday 9th February 2011.

The Royal Navy's last aircraft carriers - the Invincible class - were not officially classed as carriers but as Through Deck Cruisers to escape a round of defence cuts. Three were built - Invincible (seen here returning from the Falklands conflict), Illustrious and Ark Royal. Invincible and Ark Royal were both scrapped along with their complement of Sea Harriers under the current government's defence cuts. Illustrious has been retained as a helicopter carrier but will be scrapped when HMS…

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The Royal Navy's last aircraft carriers - the Invincible class - were not officially classed as carriers but as Through Deck Cruisers to escape a round of defence cuts. Three were built - Invincible (seen here returning from the Falklands conflict), Illustrious and Ark Royal. Invincible and Ark Royal were both scrapped along with their complement of Sea Harriers under the current government's defence cuts. Illustrious has been retained as a helicopter carrier but will be scrapped when HMS…

Type 45 destroyers together for the first time.    HMS Daring (rear) and Dauntless (front) conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres south of the Isle of Wight.  The Royal Navy’s two new formidable air defence destroyers performed side by side for the first time.

Type 45 destroyers together for the first time. HMS Daring (rear) and Dauntless (front) conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres south of the Isle of Wight. The Royal Navy’s two new formidable air defence destroyers performed side by side for the first time.

Venus' the bulldog mascot of the destroyer HMS VANSITTART, 1941.

Venus' the bulldog mascot of the destroyer HMS VANSITTART, 1941.

The destroyer HMS Sheffield on fire during the Falklands War

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