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.