Crowds of around 14,000 turned out on Monday, October 12, to watch the spectacular launch of the HMS Duncan, in Govan, Glasgow.
The ship is the sixth and final Type 45 anti-air warfare Destroyer built for the Royal Navy – and this was possibly the last dynamic launch of a ship on the Clyde, so it was a particularly poignant event.
STV have captured the magical moments from all angles, giving a perfect view of the launch for those who missed or, or anyone who just wants to witness the magical scenes again.
1. The launch overall
The first video (as seen above) is an overall view of the launch, giving a snapshot into the excitement of the day, showing off the crowd's reaction, some of the displays and entertainment, and the magnificent launch itself.
2 . The side-on angle of the launch
This is the view that most of the crowd saw as HMS Duncan slid down the slipway into the River Clyde.
The ship then made her journey to Scotstoun, where she will remain for the next two years as the interior is worked on.
3. The rear-view angle
More stunning shots of the ship being launched on the Clyde can be seen from this footage, which shows the scene from the other side of the river.
4. The front-on view of the ship
These amazing scenes give a front-on view as the ship as she launched into the Clyde. This angle could not be seen by the general public standing on the banks of the Clyde, so this is a particularly special video as it shows the ship entering the water for the first time.
5. The close-up view
The launch of HMS Duncan may be the last ever dynamic launch on the Clyde, and this footage shows close-up shots of the slipway and the ship sliding down it, into the river.
SHE'S A BEAUTY: