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Posted on Tuesday 8th November

HMS Daring, the first of 6 cutting-edge Type 45 destroyers, is ready for her maiden deployment after a spell of intensive training.

Daring will sail from Portsmouth in the new year following over four years of tests, trials and training culminating in a demanding eight weeks' training which tested the ship and her 180 crew members.

[i[Daring completed her Operational Sea Training (OST) off Plymouth and scored a better-than-average 'very satisfactory' from her assessors.

2012 has been dubbed the 'Year of the 45' as Daring, Dauntless and Diamond will all make their maiden deployments.

Further Reading

British Destroyers & Frigates

Only £45.00

British Destroyers & Frigates

(Hardback - 352 pages)
by Norman Friedman

Since the Second World War the old categories of destroyer and frigate have tended to merge, a process that this book traces back to the radically different 'Tribal' class destroyers of 1936. It deals with the development of all the modern destroyer classes that fought the war, looks at the emergency programmes that produced vast numbers of trade protection vessels - sloops, corvettes and frigates - then analyses the pressures that shaped the post-war fleet,… Read more...

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