With the first Type 45 destroyer, DARING (D32), now on her third and final set of sea trials, the second and third ships of the class are being moved around at BVT Surface Fleet's yard at Scotstoun. The latest ship to have been launched, DIAMOND (D34), which entered the Clyde at Govan last November, left one of the former Elderslie Drydocks last night and is currently berthed awaiting the departure of DAUNTLESS (D33) from the other drydock. Presumably this will allow the fitting of the sonar dome to the forward end of DIAMOND's hull when she is moved into this dock. The fourth of the class, to be named DRAGON, is due to be launched on November 17 at 1500. This view highlights the typical distortion found in the shell plating of a welded ship, due to localised heating around the welds joining the plating to the frames inside the hull.