HMS Dauntless (D33)

HMS Dauntless is the second ship of the Daring class. Together, the Royal Navy’s six Type 45 Destroyers are among the most advanced warships ever constructed.

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

84,500 tonnes

Total displacement

152 metres

Total length

30+ knots

Top speed

Our operations

Current operation

Alongside in Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Alongside in her home port of Portsmouth Naval Base. Training our team and maintaining our equipment to make sure we are fighting fit for the challenge.

Our base

Our base

HMNB Portsmouth

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HMS Dauntless' Role

Using the fearsome Sea Viper anti-air missile system, HMS Dauntless defends her fellow ships from enemy attack. She was the first of the Daring class to fire the Sea Viper missile, which travels at over 18,000mph.

What really sets the Daring class apart is its versatility. Outside of her air defence role, HMS Dauntless has the ability to carry out a huge range of war-fighting and constabulary duties, from counter-narcotics boarding operations, acting as a task group flagship or providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief.

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