Warship,Life At Sea (HMS Duncan)

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A new documentary on HMS Duncan's seven month deployment to the Black Sea & the Mediterranean starts on the 26th Nov 18 on Channel 5 @ 21:00

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Warship: Life at sea
 
#2
Did the documentary makers also get a gong?
 
#3
Please tell its a Princess Productions effort
 
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Royal Navy Destroyer swarmed by 17 Russian jets in Black Sea

Footage has been released showing the moment HMS Duncan was swarmed by 17 Russian jets as she led a NATO fleet through the Black Sea earlier this year.

First reported by The News, Portsmouth, the action is understood to have taken place 30 miles off the coast of Crimea and is the closest any British Royal Navy warship has come since Russia annexed the peninsula in 2014.....


......HMS Duncan was leading Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 ‘(SNMG2), what NATO call an ‘Immediate Reaction Force’. The destroyer left Portsmouth Naval Base in early January resume the role after a three-month stint in charge last year, she arrived back home in Portsmouth last week.

The purpose of the exercise, hosted in and off the Bulgarian port of Varna, was to test naval forces from more than half a dozen nations and their ability to safeguard Black Sea shores and shipping lanes.

SNMG2 is a ‘multinational, integrated maritime force’ – made up of vessels from various allied nations, training and operating together as a single team – that is permanently available to NATO to perform a wide range of tasks, from participating in exercises to crisis response and real world operational missions.
 
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Another T45 made the news today from the Gulf region.
Royal Navy warship seizes three tonnes of hashish in major Gulf drugs bust.
  1. ITV REPORT
  2. 26 November 2018 at 1:38pm
Royal Navy warship HMS Dragon has seized three tonnes of hashish in one of the most significant drugs busts in the Gulf this year, dealing a major blow to the funding of terrorism.

The Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyer was on patrol in the Middle East when they came across a suspicious dhow – a type of vessel common to the Middle East – in a notorious drug smuggling route known as the ‘Hash Highway’.

Sailors and Royal Marines from HMS Dragon launched their fast boats to intercept and board the vessel, before conducting a painstaking search of its compartments.

They ultimately found 148 bags of hashish, weighing around 3,048kg.

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I'll be looking for that Chan 4 documentary on HMS Duncan as well.
 

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#7
Let’s play RN documentary bingo.

Feature on token black chef. Tick.

Keep em coming.
 
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In every RN documentary I've watched in the recent past when they show the vessel being stored , the producers seem to have a fixation with the number of bog rolls on board.
 

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In every RN documentary I've watched in the recent past when they show the vessel being stored , the producers seem to have a fixation with the number of bog rolls on board.
That’s a fair one. We need some Daily Mail SI units thrown in there too.

“HMS Duncan is the same length as 37 double decker buses.”
 

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#16
Still waiting for the obligatory interview with the fittest wren onboard.
 

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