HMS Dauntless Deploys on Anti-Piracy Mission

Royal Navy’s HMS Dauntless, a Type 45 destroyer, left Portsmouth on January 2nd for a five month routine deployment to the Gulf of Aden.

The vessel will maintain a continuous presence in the region deterring piracy and keeping the sea lanes open for free and safe passage of merchant vessels.

During her time away Dauntless will make several stops in the Mediterranean for training as well as visiting ports in a number of Gulf States to strengthen ties in the region.

Her Commanding Officer, Commander Adrian Fryer, said:

This will be a high profile deployment for Dauntless during which we will provide reassurance to the UK’s allies in the region, while conducting maritime security and counter-piracy patrols. HMS Dauntless has been through intense training to be in a position to undertake this deployment and I am immensely proud of my ship’s company.

HMS Dauntless plans to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign on her way home. She will transit the Dardanelles to take part in organised events to commemorate the 100 year anniversary.

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Press release, Image: UK Navy