England has begun testing a new destroyer

Britain has begun testing a new destroyer

British Navy began sea trials of the destroyer "Duncan", the sixth and last ship of the project Type 45. This was reported on the website of the British War Office.

According to the press service of the British Ministry of Defence, the first part of the test will last four weeks. Until the end of 2012 and is planned to test the weapon system installed on the destroyer.

"Duncan" was laid in October 2010 and left the shipyard of BAE Systems in Glasgow, August 31, 2012. Adoption of the ship on the armament scheduled for 2013 year. Earlier it was reported that ship can be put into operation in 2014.

In April 2012, the British Navy adopted the fourth ship of Project Type 45 "Dragon." 5th destroyer project, "Defender", the British will have in 2013.

Project Type 45 is also known as a draft "D", as the names of all vehicles of this type start with "D". First three destroyers were called "Daring", "Dontles" and "Diamond".

It was reported earlier that the destroyers Project Type 45 have a displacement of 8,000 tons and a length of 152 meters. The speed of ships seeking 29 knots (54 kilometers per hour) and a cruising range — 13 thousand kilometers. The crew of destroyers designed for 190 people. With all of this in a press release the Ministry of Defence of England indicated that "Duncan" has a displacement of 7.5 thousand tons, the ship's speed exceeds 30 knots, the crew will consist of 191 people.

At the armed ships of project Type 45 cannons are 114, 30 and 20 mm anti-aircraft missiles with guided missiles Aster 30 and 15, machine guns and missile launchers of cruise missiles Tomahawk.

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