D32 HMS Daring

UK Royal Navy

2009 to present    

D32 HMS Daring


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Flight Deck: DA
Call Sign: GPLA


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History of UK D32 HMS Daring

2003-mar-23Laid downYard No. 1061
2009-janHomeportarrived at HMNB Portsmouth from BAE Systems
2009-janAircraftassigned Merlin HM.1 ZH840 (loan ?) as Daring Flt, until Mar.
2010-febAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HMA.8 ZD261 as Daring Flt / 451 by Feb 2010 until c Jul 2010
2010-sepAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HMA.8 XZ736 as Daring Flt / 451-DA until c Nov 2010
2010-sep-9SMC Marchwood Accident during berthing at Marchwood, collided with tug Svitzer Sussex suffering some damage down one side near the waterline.
2011Trialsincluded firing the Sea Viper (PAAMS) and fitting the Phalanx CIWS
2012-jan-11DeploymentMaiden 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-26DeploymentGRSouda Bay work up at Souda Bay, Crete while transiting the Mediterranean
2012-jan-30DeploymentEGSuez Canal Ismailia transit through Suez Canal bound for Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean
2012-jun-14Port VisitOMPort Sultan Qaboos Muscat visited Port Sultan Qaboos for 3 days, prior to being relieved in the Gulf by HMS Diamond.
2013-may-28Deploymentdeparted 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-junDeploymentfirst Type 45 to transit the Panama Canal, then first Type 45 to operate in the Pacific Ocean.
2013-oct-3Port VisitAUHMAS Kuttabul IFR 2013 International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 Present at 100th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review
2013-nov-18DeploymentRPVisayan 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 Visit4 day visit to Shanghai
2013-dec-18Port VisitVNTien Sa visited Tien Sa Port (Da Nang city) in Vietnam, until 21 Dec.
2014-feb-17Port VisitMTGrand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta first visit to Malta
2016-jul-8Port VisitLittle Russel, Guernsey Guernsey visited Guernsey, CI for weekend
2016-sep-2DeploymentOperation 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



    from 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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