The Royal Navy’s newest Type 45 destroyer, HMS Dauntless, departed on her maiden deployment to the south Atlantic where she and her crew will maintain a continuous presence protecting British interests in the region, carrying out maritime security operations off West Africa and the wider South Atlantic.
Her programme includes planned port visits in both West and South Africa.
It’s the first operational deployment for Dauntless since she was commissioned into the fleet in 2010. Since then she has been put through an intensive period of sea trials and training to prepare her for operations.
Her Commanding Officer, Captain Will Warrender, 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.”