HMS Diamond issues

For once it’s not an engine breakdown

Royal Navy destroyer leaves Middle East due to propeller problems

By Gareth Corfield

A Type 45 destroyer has been recalled to Britain with propeller problems, leaving the Royal Navy’s traditional “east of Suez” deployment without proper warship cover.

As revealed in The Times, HMS Diamond is on her way back to the UK after a propeller problem proved too much for the ship’s crew to repair on their own.

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