Friday, 5 September 2008


Currently on her final set of sea trials, the lead ship of the Type 45 programme, DARING, called at the NATO fuel jetty at Loch Striven today to take on bunkers. She is seen here shortly after making fast, with the Serco Denholm tug SD-DEXTEROUS heading back to Faslane. The other tug, SD-IMPETUS, remained with DARING until she sailed again this evening. The MoD pilot cutter SD-MONEYPENNY was also waiting to take DARING's Navy Pilot back to Faslane.