Friday, 16 January 2009


Lead ship of the six Type 45 destroyers being built on the Clyde for the Royal Navy sailed from her birthplace at Scotstoun this afternoon. HMS DARING, which had been escorted downriver by two Serco Denholm tugs, was seen off Dunoon in miserable conditions while she used her own seaboat to transfer her pilot to the cutter which had been unable to go alongside the new warship. She was offically handed over to the Royal Navy on 10th December 2008, following the successful completion of several months of trials. DARING will now head for Portsmouth, where she will remain until formally commissioned and put into service later this year.