05-09-08 Daring Dazzles
[Daring D32 off Carradale]We were treated to a fantastic view of the Royal Navy's new destroyer, Daring (D32), yesterday afternoon as she passed down the Kilbrannan Sound.

Currently undergoing her final sea trials before being handed over to the Navy next year, Daring has mainly been keeping to the Clyde and North Channel areas.

Anyone visiting the Braehead shopping centre in Glasgow can hardly have missed her, and her sister ships Dauntless (D33), Diamond (D34), Dragon (D35), and Defender (D36) taking shape across the river at the BAE Systems shipyard.

The ships don't officially get their HMS prefix until handed over to the Navy. Dragon is due for launch at the end of November.

A superb website for ships on the Clyde is the Upper Clyde Shipping website, and don't forget the ShipAIS website where there is also a forum for discussing shipping and sharing your photos.

Comments received via Email:

From: Peter Morrison
Date: 03-09-08
Subject : 01-09-08 Sad News

Very sad news indeed.
I met Duncan when he was in Oban Hospital last year, I used to get his Courier for him and although I live up here I kept him up to date of anything going on in Kintyre. A very pleasant and interesting gentleman, my thoughts go to his family and friends.
Regards, Peter Morrison

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