Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer HMS Dragon
The Royal Navy's latest addition to the fleet, the Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon is pictured exercising in the English Channel.
HMS Dragon is part of the most powerful destroyer class ever built in the UK and one of the most advanced warships in the world.
She is equipped with a state of the art air defence system which will be able to track and destroy a target the size of a cricket ball travelling three times the speed of sound.
Over 150m long, Dragon will have a range of 7, 000 nautical miles.
Together with her five sister ships, HMS Dragon is designed to be a flexible, multi-role vessel able to carry out a variety of tasks across the globe, from air defence to humanitarian and anti-piracy roles
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Prince George having a tattoo, Japan 1881
"Everybody, it seemed, tattooed, whether belonging to the ward-room, gun-room, or lower deck, including, of course, both the Princes. A dragon in blue and red writing down the arm being a favourite design." Young Prince George(1865-1936) later became George Duke of York, then King George. This picture featured in an article at the time of his marriage to Princess May of Teck(later the Duchess of York, then Queen Mary). Date: 1881
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St Georges Battle with the Dragon, wood engraving, published 1882
St George's Battle with the Dragon. Wood engraving after a drawing by Ludwig GlA¶tzle (German painter, 1847 - 1929). Wood engraving after a painting by Gustav Spangenberg (German painter, 1828 - 1891), published in 1882
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