Type 45 Destroyer
Number In Class: 6
Names: Daring, Dauntless, Diamond, Dragon, Defender, Duncan
Built: 2003 – 2010
Builders: BAE Surface Ships
Based in: Portsmouth
Principal weapon systems: Sea Viper, SAMPSON radar, Seagnat
Additional Information: Part of the backbone of the Royal Navy, the ‘guided missile destroyers’ operate around the world 365 days a year hunting pirates, drug runners or submarines, defending the Fleet from air attack, and providing humanitarian aid after natural disasters.