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D 34 HMS Diamond

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Type, class: Guided Missile Destroyer; Type 45 / Daring class
Builder: BAE Systems Naval Ships, (various shipyards), U.K.
Awarded: December 2000
Laid down: February 25, 2005
Launched: November 27, 2007
Commissioned: May 6, 2011

Homeport: HMNB Portsmouth, Hampshire
Ships Motto: HONOR CLARISSIMA GEMMA (honour is the brightest jewel)
Technical Data: see INFO > Daring / Type 45 class Guided Missile Destroyer

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HMS Diamond (D 34):

HMS Diamond is the third ship of the Type 45 or Daring-class air-defence destroyers built for the Royal Navy. She was launched in 2007, completed her contractor's sea trials in July 2010 and arrived at her base port on 22 September 2010. Diamond was commissioned in a traditional ceremony on 6 May 2011, and formally entered service on 12 July 2011.

Operational history:

Diamond's construction began at the BAE Systems Naval Ships yard at Govan on the River Clyde in February 2005. She was launched on 27 November 2007. By July 2010, Diamond had been fully fitted out and finished her contractors' sea trials (stage 1 trials). She arrived in her base port of HMNB Portsmouth on 22 September 2010.

HMS Diamond was commissioned in a traditional ceremony on 6 May 2011 in her home port of Portsmouth. The ceremony was attended by the ship's sponsor and the Commander-in-Chief Fleet Admiral Sir Trevor Soar. Diamond continued undergoing sea trials until she entered operational service in July 2011 after the completion of her trials. The ship will conduct operational training before commencing her first overseas deployment. Diamond is expected to commence deployment in the summer of 2012, starting with celebrations to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Diamond was in the Middle East Area of Operations in 2012 and will be fully ready for operations in 2014. During Operation Recsyr in February 2014 she escorted MV Ark Futura carrying chemical agents from Syria.

source: wikipedia


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