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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.
 
STATUS:
Awarded: December 2000
Laid down: February 25, 2005
Launched: November 27, 2007
Commissioned: May 6, 2011
IN SERVICE
 

Homeport: HMNB Portsmouth, Hampshire
Namesake:
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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48-cell DCNS Sylver A-50 Vertical Launching System (VLS) for MBDA Aster-15 and Aster-30 SAM Missiles

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BAE Mark 8 4.5 inch (113mm) gun

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DS30M Mark 2 - 30mm machine gun system

 
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.

On 8 May 2017, Diamond performed a demonstration firing of an Aster 30 off the coast of Scotland.

On 4 September 2017, Diamond sailed for a 9-month deployment to the Middle East, initially scheduled to relieve HMS Monmouth, she was instead diverted to take over as flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 from sister HMS Duncan when her intended relief, HMS Ocean was redeployed to provide relief to British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Diamond was relieved of her NATO duties upon the return of Ocean from the Caribbean on 30 October and resumed her planned deployment to relieve Monmouth. However, on 23 November, The Times reported that Diamond was being forced to abandon her deployment and return to Portsmouth early due to mechanical issues, which was later confirmed by the Ministry of Defence.

As of 10 April 2021, HMS Diamond Left Portsmouth to take the honour of Commemorating a 41-Gun Salute to Pay Respects and For The Passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh and has flown her flag at half-mast. One Minute of Shots fired intervals at 1:37 PM (Time on her twitter Post) or 1100 Hrs Military time GMT.

source: wikipedia
 
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