HMS Duncan in the Black Sea

Britain’s newest warship, HMS Duncan, spent a week in the Black Sea with the Romanian and Bulgarian Navies.

Fresh from operations in the Gulf, the ship sailed through the Bosphorus to work with NATO allies.

Operating off Burgas, Bulgaria, and Constanța, Romania, the destroyer carried out training manoeuvres with the two Navies and hosted senior visitors to showcase what a Type 45 air defence ship can do and discuss recent operational experiences in the Middle East.

Around 350 Romanian sailors – including those aboard the former British frigate HMS London, now the Regina Maria under the blue, yellow and red tricolour – plus MiG-21 Lancer fighters from the Romanian Air Force joined Duncan for two days of combined exercises off Constanța, including mock air attacks and coping with minefields.

After this visit, the HMS Duncan continued the journey to her homeport HMNB Portsmouth.

Image: Royal Navy

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