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D32 HMS Daring

UK Royal Navy

D32 HMS Daring

IMO: 4907749
MMSI: 234585000
Flight Deck: DA
Call Sign: GPLA
Shipyard: Yarrow


History of UK HMS Daring D32

2003-mar-23Laid downLaid down Yard No. 1061
2005-jun completed bow section left VT Shipbuilders at Portsmouth, for BAE Systems at Scotstoun.
2009-janHomeportHomeport arrived at HMNB Portsmouth from BAE Systems
2009-janAircraftAircraft assigned Merlin HM.1 ZH840 (loan ?) as Daring Flt, until Mar.
2010-febAircraftAircraft assigned 815 Sq Lynx HMA.8 ZD261 as Daring Flt / 451 by Feb 2010 until c Jul 2010
2010-sepAircraftAircraft assigned 815 Sq Lynx HMA.8 XZ736 as Daring Flt / 451-DA until c Nov 2010
2010-sep-09 SMC Marchwood Accident during berthing at Marchwood, collided with tug Svitzer Sussex suffering some damage down one side near the waterline.
2011TrialsTrials included firing the Sea Viper (PAAMS) and fitting the Phalanx CIWS
2012-jan-11DeploymentDeployment Maiden Deployment departed HMNB Portsmouth for a 7 month Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean maritime security deployment with 815 Sq 200 Flt Lynx HMA.8, to relieve HMS Argyll. Relieved on station by HMS Diamond and returned to Portsmouth on 1 Aug.
2012-jan-26DeploymentDeployment GR Souda Bay Range Souda Bay work up at Souda Bay, Crete while transiting the Mediterranean
2012-jan-30DeploymentDeployment EG Suez Canal Ismailia transit through Suez Canal bound for Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean
2012-jun-14Port VisitPort Visit OM Port Sultan Qaboos Muscat visited Port Sultan Qaboos for 3 days, prior to being relieved in the Gulf by HMS Diamond.
2013-may-28DeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Portsmouth for 9 month global deployment, with 815 NAS 200 Flight Lynx HMA.8 /451-DA assigned. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 28 Feb 2014
2013-junDeploymentDeployment first Type 45 to transit the Panama Canal, then first Type 45 to operate in the Pacific Ocean.
2013-oct-03Port VisitPort Visit AU HMAS Kuttabul IFR 2013 International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 Present at 100th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review
2013-nov-18DeploymentDeployment RP Visayan Sea Typhoon Haiyan relief operations (ordered to Philippines from Singapore on 12 Nov). Arrived in the Philippines on 18 Nov to commence the humanitarian mission around the islands of the Visayan Sea, to assist after Typhoon Haiyan. Relieved by HMS Illustrious on 25 Nov.
2013-dec-11Port VisitPort Visit 4 day visit to Shanghai
2013-dec-18Port VisitPort Visit VN Tien Sa visited Tien Sa Port (Da Nang city) in Vietnam, until 21 Dec.
2014-feb-17Port VisitPort Visit MT Grand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta first visit to Malta
2016-jul-08Port VisitPort Visit Little Russel, Guernsey Guernsey visited Guernsey, CI for weekend
2016-sep-02DeploymentDeployment Operation Kipion departed HMNB Portsmouth for 9 month Gulf and Middle East maritime security deployment, with Wildcat HMA.2 of 204 Flt 825 NAS embarked. Returned to Portsmouth 12 May 2017
2020-junRefitRefit HMD Portsmouth entered dry dock in Portsmouth; refloated on 17 Jun 2021.
2021-sep-15RefitRefit Cammell Laird PIP Left HMNB Portsmouth under tow for propulsion upgrade (Power Improvement Plan) on Merseyside at Cammell-Laird. Arrived 20 Sep.

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Type 45 Daring class
7500light (tn)
8100full load (tn)
152.40length (m)
21.20beam (m)
7.40draught (m)
7000range (nm)
29max speed (knots)

2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce WR21
2Naval Engine diesel - Wärtsilä VASA32

8Missile Launcher Aster VLS

1Naval Gun Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch

1Naval Radar long range search S1850M

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UK Yarrow, Scotstoun

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