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Welcome onboard HMS Daring’s homepage. The Type 45 AAW Destroyer is the first of the Type 45s to fly the white ensign since its handover ceremony on the 10th December 2008. Daring represents a step change in the air defence capability of the Royal Navy in comparison with the class of ships that it replaces and, arguably, will be the benchmark capability for maritime air defence.

This is the seventh ship to bear the name. Launched at the BAE Systems, shipyard in Scotstoun on 01 February 2006 by HRH the Countess of Wessex. The T45 Destroyer is the First of Class of six ships being built on the Clyde.

Our motto is ‘Splendide Audax’ (Finely Daring).