Wednesday, 15 August 2007

DARING sea trials a success

Following a month of extensive sea trials off the west coast of Scotland, DARING, the first of the new Type 45 destroyers being built for the Royal Navy, has returned to her builder's yard at BAE Systems, Scotstoun.

The first British frontline warship to be propelled by electric motors alone, DARING was also the largest ship to have been launched from the former Yarrows Shipyard. Other sisterships of the class - DAUNTLESS and DIAMOND - are under construction on the Clyde at BAE's two shipyards at Govan and Scotstoun. Their construction has also involved Vosper Thorneycroft at Portsmouth, who built the bow section and various other modules.

Good descriptions of the trials can be read in The Herald or in Technology News Daily.

The above picture, taken on Thursday 2 August, shows DARING heading south past Lunderston Bay at 19 knots during her trials.