According to reports, the HMS Daring
, has departed from BAE Systemsâ€™ shipyard in Scotstoun on its maiden voyage down
the River Clyde to begin sea trials
off the west coast of Scotland.
Launched by HRH the Countess of Wessex in February 2006, HMS Daring is the first of six Daring class Type 45 destroyers being built for the Royal Navy. They will provide the British fleet and her allies with an unparalleled level of anti-air warfare capability through to the middle of the 21st century
and will be the most capable warships of their type ever built.
Ig will be put through her paces by BAE Systems engineers and Royal Navy personnel, who will eventually form her permanent crew once she enters service