HMS Edinburgh was a Type 42 (Batch 3) destroyer of the Royal Navy, built by Cammell Laird of Birkenhead.
She was launched on 14 April 1983 and commissioned on 17 December 1985. The largest of the Type 42 destroyers, Edinburgh was known as the "Fortress of the Sea". Edinburgh was the last of the Type 42 destroyer to serve in the Royal Navy and was decommissioned on 6 June 2013.
After many years of global operations, HMS Edinburgh arrived in the Pool of London on the 7 May 2013, at the start of a farewell tour of Great Britain. She called at Edinburgh from 15 to 21 May, followed by Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, where she was built.
Her final call on the tour was Lyme Regis on 29 May, prior to sailing for Portsmouth for decommissioning. She arrived in Portsmouth on 31 May and was decommissioned on 6 June.