Friday, 5 November 2010


The latest Type 45 destroyer to leave Scotstoun was seen as she made her way downriver at the beginning of her sea trials. DRAGON, still wearing the large red dragon on her bows, will undertake around three weeks of trials as her propulsion and navigation systems are throughly tested in the lower firth. She is expected to return to the builder's yard upriver early in December, were further outfitting work will continue. DRAGON, which was launched in November 2008, is due to be handed over to the Royal Navy in around two years time.