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Posted on Tuesday 3rd April

HMS Dauntless sails on Wednesday from her Portsmouth base for a six-month routine deployment to the South Atlantic, maintaining a continuous presence protecting British interests in the region.

This will be the Type 45 destroyer's first deployment since she was commissioned into the fleet in 2010. Since then she has been put through a period of sea trials and training in preparation for her operations.

Captain Will Warrender, her Commanding Officer, said:

'HMS Dauntless’ ship’s company has been working extremely hard over the last year or so to prepare for our first operational deployment.

'We are now ready to provide a reassuring presence in the region and protect British interests.'


Her programme also includes port visits in both West and South Africa.


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