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Career RN Ensign
Name: HMS Duncan
Namesake: Adam Duncan
Builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company
Laid down: 17 December 1953
Launched: 30 May 1957
Acquired: October 1958
Commissioned: 21 October 1958
Decommissioned: 1984
Motto: Secundis dubusque rectus
("Upright in prosperity and peril")
Fate: Broken up February 1985
General characteristics
Class and type: Blackwood-class frigate

HMS Duncan was the fifth RN ship named after Admiral Adam Duncan. She was a Blackwood-class frigate of the Royal Navy that served in the Cod Wars.

She was involved in the First Cod War between United Kingdom and Iceland over fishing rights, intervening between the Icelandic coastguard and British trawlers.

She was an escort to HMY Britannia in August 1960. In 1964 she fired the salute at the opening of the new Forth Road Bridge. She also visited Nantes in 1961 and Copenhagen in 1965.

She was given the Freedom of the city of Hull for the part she played in the Cod Wars.

During the early 1980s, HMS Duncan served alongside HMS Eastbourne (F73) as Harbour Training Ship at Rosyth Dockyard for the Marine Engineering Artificer Apprentices from the shore base HMS Caledonia.


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