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Tartan Details - H.M.S. DUNCAN

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "H.M.S. DUNCAN" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 10268
Designer: Gillespie, John
Tartan date: 10/08/2010
Registration date: 17 August 2010
Category: Commemorative
Restrictions: Yes. Not for re-sale until after the 11th October 2010.
Right to weave reserved to Johnstons of Elgin or by authorisation.

Registration notes: Designed and manufactured at Johnstons of Elgin, the tartan was commissioned by BAE Systems Surface Ships to commemorate the launch of the H.M.S. Duncan, the 6th Type 45 Destroyer built by BAE Systems on the Clyde. The ship has been named after Admiral Duncan who was victorious at the Battle of Camperdown in October 1797. This date is also significant to Johnstons, who were founded in 1797 by Alexander Johnston at Newmill, Elgin. The tartan is based on the Duncan sett and incorporates navy blue, battleship grey, red and gold from the Duncan crest and purple from Scotland's national flower.
Woven Sample: A woven sample of this tartan has been received by the Scottish Register of Tartans for permanent preservation in the National Records of Scotland.
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