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D33 HMS Dauntless

UK Royal Navy

D33 HMS Dauntless

IMO: 4907751
MMSI: 234586000
Flight Deck: DT
Call Sign: GPLB
Shipyard: Kvaerner (Govan)


History of UK HMS Dauntless D33

2004-aug-28Laid downLaid down Kvaerner (Govan) Laid Down Govan Yard No. 1062
2007-jan-23LaunchedLaunched Fitted out at Scotstoun.
2010-aprPort VisitPort Visit 1st visit to affiliated city on Tyneside, prior to Commissioning.
2010-oct-08Port VisitPort Visit visit for weekend to affiliate town of Great Yarmouth
2011-sep-10Port VisitPort Visit visited Excel centre in London Docklands for Defence exhibition, until 17 Sep 2011.
2012-apr-04DeploymentDeployment South Atlantic Atlantic Patrol Task (South) departed HMNB Portsmouth for APT(S) tasking, relieving HMS Montrose. Included Auriga 12 deployment to W Africa and once relieved by HMS Edinburgh, eventually returned to Portsmouth on 30 Oct 2012.
2012-sepPort VisitPort Visit CO Cartagena de Indias Harbour hosted Anglo-Colombian Security Conference in Cartegena
2013-feb-22Port VisitPort Visit North Shields Northumbrian Quay visited North Shields with Lynx HMA.8 embarked. Ship Open to Visitors on 24 Feb. Departed 26 Feb
2013-apr-18AircraftAircraft seen in HMNB Portsmouth. 815 Sq, 239 Flt Lynx assigned.
2014-mar-13Port VisitPort Visit King George V Dock 4 day visit to Glasgow, departed 17 Mar.
2015-jan-02DeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Portsmouth for 5 month Gulf deployment and returned on 15 May 2015.
2016-feb HMNB Portsmouth Harbour Training Ship reduced to Harbour Training Ship status, in reserve at Portsmouth, after only 5.5 years under commission.
2019-oct Oct 2019, was due to move to Birkenhead for Cammell-Laird refit to correct the recurring Propulsion defects with the entire Type 45 fleet, as first ship of the Power Improvement Project . Postponed until at least Apr 2020.
2020-may-07RefitRefit Cammell Laird PIP remediation Arrived in Birkenhead as first Type 45 destroyer to enter the Power Improvement Project (to improve reliability in both the WR21 gas turbine alternators (GTAs)) of the Royal Navys Project Napier. Departed Birkenhead on 14 Jun 2022.
2022-jun-22HomeportHomeport HMNB Portsmouth arrived back in Portsmouth after PIP remediation work.
2023-may-31DeploymentDeployment HMNB Portsmouth departed Portsmouth for Caribbean mission.
2023-jul-27Port VisitPort Visit US Mole Pier visited Key West.
2023-aug-12Port VisitPort Visit US Mayport visited Mayport.
2023-sep-20Port VisitPort Visit MS off Plymouth, MS visited Montserrat, to review preparedness for the coming Hurrican Season.

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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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