Honour Royal Navy ship with Philip's name
Daily Express|April 17, 2021
CALLS for a new warship to be named after the Duke of Edinburgh are growing.
Michael Knowles

Proud salute...Philip as a lieutenant in 1947

CALLS for a new warship to be named after the Duke of Edinburgh are growing.

Almost 15,000 people have backed a petition to name a new Type 26 frigate after him – a campaign the Daily Express is supporting.

A former First Sea Lord says it would be a “fitting tribute for an extraordinary life of service”. The Duke served in the Navy during the Second World War.

If the plan goes ahead, the ship would escort the aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth around the world.

Backing the campaign, Former First Sea Lord, Admiral Lord Alan West, said “Everyone would know the ship has been named after him.

“As a Navy man, it would be a fitting tribute and a wonderful thing.

“Three of the Type 26 frigates are being built, the first of which is HMS Glasgow.

“The fourth ship to be built, of the group of five, should be the Duke of Edinburgh. That means it will come into service in 2030.

“And that also means one of his greatgrandchildren, even though they would still be quite young, could do the launch.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the newspaper

MORE STORIES FROM DAILY EXPRESSView All

My Life-Saving Op No Longer Mattered Once The Virus Hit

VICKY Duboc, 37, felt she had a “ticking timebomb” in her chest when her surgery was delayed due to the pandemic.

1 min read
Daily Express
May 10, 2021

Tory Surge Turns Into A Trickle Down South

Boris Johnson’s Tories took control of more councils last night as local election results continued to be declared.

1 min read
Daily Express
May 10, 2021

Green List Hols Strike Gold As Demand Soars

Holiday bookings have soared by up to 600 per cent since the green list of countries was announced.

1 min read
Daily Express
May 10, 2021

Our Very Own Spitfliers

Dreams come true as Express readers fly in warplane

3 mins read
Daily Express
May 10, 2021

Rail Routes Hit By Train Crack Alert ‘For A Week'

Train bosses say disruption will continue for the week after cracks were found on some high-speed trains.

2 mins read
Daily Express
May 10, 2021

Sturgeon hopeful of 4th win in a row

NICOLA Sturgeon said the SNP is on course to return to government in Scotland but claimed a majority is a “very, very long shot”.

3 mins read
Daily Express
May 08, 2021

New Labour crisis as Hartlepool falls

LABOUR’S warring factions last night blamed each other for the party’s humiliating Hartlepool defeat as its civil war intensified.

2 mins read
Daily Express
May 08, 2021

It'll be a war zone if French return say Jersey fishermen

JERSEY fishermen are braced for a summer of discontent as their French counterparts plot further protests over post Brexit fishing licences.

2 mins read
Daily Express
May 08, 2021

Do you know him?

Police issue photo of man who could be ‘key’ to Julia killing

2 mins read
Daily Express
May 08, 2021

Buccaneering Boris is the energising tonic Britain needs

HIS DETRACTORS only recently claimed he was “on the ropes” but the sensational Conservative victory in Hartlepool shows that Boris Johnson now ranks as Britain’s most dominant leader since Tony Blair was at his zenith.

3 mins read
Daily Express
May 08, 2021
RELATED STORIES

Science of Us: Katie Heaney

The Clock-Out Cure For those who can afford it, quitting has become the ultimate form of self-care.

6 mins read
New York magazine
May 10 - 23, 2021

CHARLES IN CHARGE!

Grabs power as queen, 95, mourns her hubby’s death

2 mins read
Globe
May 17, 2021

WILLIAM & HARRY BURY PHILIP - NOT THE AX!

Brothers’ secret funeral showdown rocks royal family

3 mins read
Globe
May 03, 2021

William & Harry: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

THE ESTRANGED PRINCES ARE FORCED TO RECKON WITH THEIR RIFT AS THE ROYAL FAMILY GATHERS FOR PRINCE PHILIP’S FUNERAL.

3 mins read
Star
May 03, 2021

The Relentless Philip Roth

In his life as in his fiction, the author pursued the shameful, the libidinous, the repellent.

6 mins read
The Atlantic
April 2021

Escape to Belize

With only seven villas on a remote island, Belize's Cayo Espanto is redefining resort exclusivity

4 mins read
Maxim
March - April 2021

An Officer of Honor and Grit

A remarkable biography of U.S. cavalryman Lt. Powhatan Clark, plus a new history of the Civil War in the Southwest, big new biographies of Billy the Kid and Ned Buntline, and a dramatic novel of the Minnesota frontier.

2 mins read
True West
February - March 2021

Striking Simplicity

Patek Philippe’s new 6301P features not only a grande sonnerie with a petite sonnerie and a minute repeater, it also comes with a patented “seconde morte” jumping subsidiary seconds.

7 mins read
Watch Time
February 2021

THE SMART HOME DREAM

We’ve been promised a united smart home, so why does it seem to be fracturing even more?

8 mins read
Mac Life
March 2021

Collecting K-tel

K-TEL RECORDS PRODUCED POPULAR RECORD COMPILATIONS IN ITS DAY. FORBES MAGAZINE CALLED THE RECORD COMPANY, “THE SPOTIFY OF THE '70S.” AND RECORD COLLECTOR RAY CHELSTOWSKI SHARES HIS EXPERIENCE OF COLLECTING THESE FUN COMPILATIONS.

6 mins read
GOLDMINE
March 2021