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SILVER_FOX

War Hero
DAUNTLESS, DARING, DRAGON and DEFENDER I can understand. DIAMOND isn't too bad I suppose but does anyone know who why or where DUNCAN came from?

SF
 

captainobvious

Lantern Swinger
Six Royal Navy ships have been named HMS Duncan, after Admiral Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan of Camperdown, hero of the Battle of Camperdown.

merci beaucoup wikipedia.
 

The_Jimmy

War Hero
SILVER_FOX said:
DAUNTLESS, DARING, DRAGON and DEFENDER I can understand. DIAMOND isn't too bad I suppose but does anyone know who why or where DUNCAN came from?

SF
Could be worse a ship named Double Diamond :dwarf:
 

lsadirty

War Hero
The_Jimmy said:
SILVER_FOX said:
DAUNTLESS, DARING, DRAGON and DEFENDER I can understand. DIAMOND isn't too bad I suppose but does anyone know who why or where DUNCAN came from?

SF
Could be worse a ship named Double Diamond :dwarf:
DARING, DAINTY, DECOY, DELIGHT, DIANA, DEFENDER, DUCHESS, and DIAMOND were the last set of D-class destroyers built in the late 40s/early 50s and at the time, were the all singing, all dancing Dogs Bollox vessels like these are supposed to be now. No probs with the names at all.
 

The_Jimmy

War Hero
lsadirty said:
The_Jimmy said:
SILVER_FOX said:
DAUNTLESS, DARING, DRAGON and DEFENDER I can understand. DIAMOND isn't too bad I suppose but does anyone know who why or where DUNCAN came from?

SF
Could be worse a ship named Double Diamond :dwarf:
DARING, DAINTY, DECOY, DELIGHT, DIANA, DEFENDER, DUCHESS, and DIAMOND were the last set of D-class destroyers built in the late 40s/early 50s and at the time, were the all singing, all dancing Dogs Bollox vessels like these are supposed to be now. No probs with the names at all.
I was linking the DD as when I was last in UK to a beer called Double Diamond which if memory serves was crap
 

dunkers

War Hero
Sierra_Hotel said:
Duncan? Whatever happened to Dave? Proper and British.
Make a Wikipedia article about an "Admiral Dave" & maybe some time the RN will read up on him and name a ship after him. :thumright:
 
Sierra_Hotel said:
Duncan? Whatever happened to Dave? Proper and British.
I prefer the DooDaa myself.
"Hello mate! Ain't seen you in ages! What ship you on now?"
"Oh, erm, I'm on the Doodaa"
:)
 

2badge_mango

War Hero
The last "Duncan" was a type 14, "Captain" class frigate.
The others were "Blackwood", "Dundas", "Exmouth", "Grafton", "Hardy", "Keppel",
"Malcolm", "Murray", "Palliser", "Pellew", and "Russell".
Three others, Khukri, Kirpan, and Kuthar, were built for the R.I.N.

Probably the only occasion on which two ships of the same class were named for the same man.

2BM
 

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