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  • 26 November 2018

    Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon has seized three tons of hashish in a Persian Gulf operation, the Royal Navy informed. The Portsmouth-based destroyer was on patrol in the Middle East when they came across a suspicious dhow – a type of vessel common to the Middle East – in a notorious drug smuggling […]

  • 5 March 2019

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon has seized over 2,000 kg of hashish in her sixth drugs bust in three months. The Portsmouth-based warship seized the hashish just days after seizing 49 kilos of heroin. The suspect vessel was spotted by the warship’s Wildcat helicopter during a night-time sortie. After closing in on the […]

  • 20 December 2018

    After making two narcotics interceptions in late November and early December, Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dragon has now carried out the largest drug haul in the history of the Bahrain-based Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). According to CMF, Dragon seized and destroyed just shy of 10,000 kg of illegal narcotics, worth an estimated £35 million pounds locally, from […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Training & Education

    In another example of routine work for the Fleet Ready Escort, HMS Dragon tracked and met up with a Russian task group off the coast of Brest as they entered the English Channel on Wednesday to sail north.   HMS Dragon, one of the Royal Navy’s most technically advanced warships, was able to pinpoint and […]

  • 10 October 2013
    Training & Education

    As HMS Dragon patrols the Eastern Mediterranean her Lynx helicopter breathes fire into the sunset sky with a stunning array of decoy flares. One of the Navy’s newest Type 45 destroyers, HMS Dragon has arrived back from the Gulf and is now in the Eastern Med, patrolling UK sovereign base areas and taking part in […]

  • 4 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Newly deployed Type 45, HMS Dragon, has passed through Gibraltar on her maiden voyage to the Middle East. She arrived in stormy conditions, but this soon cleared allowing the Ship’s Company the opportunity to engage the sovereignty’s residents in a spot of sport. The ship fielded Rugby, Football and Netball teams against Gibraltar and came […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Equipment & technology

    The Royal Navy’s Welsh flagship, HMS Dragon reached a major milestone in her 12 month refit on January 11th, emerging from dry dock in Portsmouth Naval Base. Currently seven months into an extensive maintenance period, the ‘flood-up’ evolution saw water surge through the dock gates and the Type 45 Destroyer float on the water for […]

  • 12 April 2019

    Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon returned to Portsmouth on April 12, completing seven months of drug-busting action in the Middle East. During her time at sea, Dragon carried out eight successful raids on drugs smugglers, capturing narcotics worth an estimated £145 million. HMS Dragon deployed from Portsmouth on September 17, 2018, and has […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Training & Education

    In an example of routine work for the Royal Navy’s Fleet Ready Escort, the ship’s company of HMS Dragon have tracked, and met up with, the Vice Admiral Kulakov – a large Russian destroyer – as it transits past the United Kingdom.   Dragon, a fast and powerful Type 45 destroyer, pinpointed and monitored the […]

  • 5 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Brand-new £1bn destroyer HMS Dragon saluted the seven cruise ships of world’s famous P&O line last night as they gathered in the Solent to mark the firm’s 175th birthday. The seven liners – displacing more than half a million tonnes in total – conducted a sail past out of Southampton, with HMS Dragon and the […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon returned to Portsmouth on Thursday, November 2, wrapping up a series of exercises. Upon returning home, the destroyer fired a rare 17-gun salute to hail the First Sea Lord’s presence in Portsmouth. The number of guns fired designates the seniority of the recipient – in this case Admiral […]

  • 11 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    HMS Dragon, a Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer, is ready for new missions again as she completed a year-long overhaul. A ceremony to officially mark the ship’s return to the front line took place in Portsmouth on Friday 8 July. The destroyer has been out of action for a year undergoing modifications carried out by BAE […]

  • 30 April 2013

    Only 36 hours after taking over the Gulf patrol duties from HMS Monmouth, HMS Dragon seized a unique opportunity to replenish her fuel supplies. Whilst this is not an unusual method of sustaining a unit on Operations it would normally involve just two units side by side at sea. On this occasion however it involved […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Anti-submarine warfare may not be the usual forte for a destroyer – an air defence warship – but HMS Dragon snapped up the chance to work alongside nuclear submarine HMS Talent. As both were working in the Eastern Mediterranean at the same time, the units practised advanced underwater training with HMS Dragon tasked with hunting […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Dragon has made a brief stopover in Malta – the first Type 45 destroyer to visit the Mediterranean island. She arrived on a rainy Armistice Day to take on stores before continuing with her journey back to the UK. While on the island the ship’s company took the opportunity to attend a Remembrance Day […]

  • 11 December 2018

    Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon has seized £1.6m of narcotics on the infamous ‘smack track’ – the heroin smuggling route between the Makran Coast of Iran and Pakistan and East Africa. Less than two weeks after seizing three tons of cannabis on the so-called ‘hash highway’, the Portsmouth-based destroyer pounced on a dhow […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After seizing three tons of hashish in the Middle East earlier this week, Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dragon arrived in India where it will join Indian Navy ships for the bilateral naval exercise Konkan 2018. The Konkan exercise provides a platform for the two navies to periodically exercise at sea and in harbor, so as […]

  • 25 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Royal Navy sailors are taking part in an exercise in the Gulf of Guinea to increase maritime safety and security in the region. Currently on her way home from Atlantic Patrol Tasking (South), HMS Dragon is taking part in Exercise Obangame Express with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker, Gold Rover alongside maritime forces from Africa, Europe, […]

  • 14 March 2013

    HMS Dragon sails from Portsmouth on Tuesday (March 19) on her maiden deployment, spending seven months on operations in the Middle East. The Type 45 destroyer will police busy shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean conducting maritime security and counter piracy operations. Dragon is the fourth of the Royal Navy’s six new Type 45s. Built […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Portsmouth-based warship HMS Dragon sailed yesterday on a routine seven-month Atlantic Patrol Tasking. Less than a year after she returned from operations in the Gulf and Eastern Mediterranean the Type 45 destroyer will take over from HMS Iron Duke to continue the UK’s commitment to the region building on the UK’s strong ties with its allies. […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Training & Education

    In only her second ever visit to her adopted city, the Royal Navy’s HMS Dragon will sail into Cardiff on Wednesday (May 14) for five days.   Arriving early, the 152-metre ship will build on the already strong bond which has formed between this modern ship and Cardiff in a very short time. And HMS […]

  • 12 February 2015

    Royal Navy’s destroyer HMS Dragon arrived in Simon’s Town, South Africa, on Friday, February 6, 2015. The vessel was accompanied by HMS Gold Rover. HMS Dragon announced her arrival with a traditional naval 21-gun-salute which was returned by Lower North Battery in Simon’s Town. The ships are currently deployed on operation Atlantic Patrol Tasking (South) and will […]

  • 1 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s reputation and history inspires and encourages young people the world over – so whilst alongside in Dubai HMS Dragon welcomed youngsters from a local scout unit. The select group of 16 scouts, guides and youth leaders from the Ismaili Aga Khan Scouts and Guides received a bespoke tour of the ship while […]

  • 23 April 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Dragon – the fourth of the Royal Navy’s new powerful Type 45 destroyers – has been formally commissioned into the fleet on Friday, 20th. Hundreds of guests including families of the 190 ship’s company attended a colourful ‘Christening’ ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base which marks the ship’s transition into front-line service. Reflecting the ship’s […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond recently joined a Royal Navy submarine and a range of fighter jets and aircraft for two weeks of training in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The destroyer made extensive use of the facilities and equipment at Britain’s bases in Cyprus for the evolutions. The variety of aircraft using the […]

  • 25 November 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Dragon returned home to Portsmouth on Friday (November 22) from eight months on operations in the Indian Ocean and eastern Mediterranean. Hundreds of friends and family turned out to welcome the ship back home joined by Portsmouth Military Wives Choir and the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth. The youngest crew member, 20-year-old […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Training & Education

    One of the Royal Navy’s newest and most sophisticated ships will make a weekend visit to Liverpool.   State-of-the-art Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon will sail into the city on Friday March 7, going alongside the Cruise Liner Terminal until March 10. During her busy four days on the Mersey, the ship will host potential […]

  • 30 August 2013
    Training & Education

    In the space of just 7 days Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon has hosted 4 different types of aircraft during her ongoing operations in the Gulf. One of the Royal Navy’s fleet of brand new air defence warships – Dragon was designed with a flight deck which can accommodate many different types of aircraft. And, […]

  • 12 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The latest in the Royal Navy’s super-capable Type 45 destroyers, HMS Dragon, will sail into her affiliated city of Cardiff for a five day visit. Arriving on March 15, the 152 metre ship will go alongside at India Berth in Queen Alexandra Dock. On her day of arrival, she will host a number of invited […]