HUNDREDS of shipyard workers marked the end of an era by bidding farewell to the last of the Type 45s as it slipped out of Scotstoun.
HMS Duncan is the sixth new generation destroyer to be Clydebuilt.
Workers lined the quayside to cheer and applaud as Duncan slowly set sail on the start of a 300-mile voyage to her new home port of Portsmouth.
She is the last of a new fleet of destroyers which has been built to replace the ageing Type 42s at a cost £6 billion.
The Type 45s guaranteed survival for the Scotstoun and Govan yards and in return the workforce produced the world’s most advanced warships