THE futuristic shape of the Royal Navy’s latest warship, Defender, slips into the River Tyne.
Defender, a state-of the-art vessel, is the fifth of six Type 45 destroyers built by BAE systems on the Clyde.
She is due to leave the Tyne today after a five-day stay. Her visit precedes by a week the arrival into North Shields of her sister ship, HMS Dauntless, which is affiliated to Newcastle.
The photograph was taken by regular contributor Kevin Blair, of Hebburn.
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