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On this day:  In 2011 the third Type 45 Destroyer, HMS Diamond, was commissioned at HMNB Portsmouth – the 12th RN ship to hold the name.


Royal Navy news:  £200m Prince Philip royal yacht could be built at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead

Set to be built and named after Prince Philip, it could be constructed at Cammell Laird – if the scheme gets the go-ahead.  It comes after reports this weekend revealed Prime Minister Boris Johnson was considering spending £200m on a new “national flagship” named after the Duke of Edinburgh, who died last month.

The vessel would be tasked with boosting British trade overseas by mooring near international trade fairs, as well as hosting trade negotiations.