SHE’S clocked up 30,000 miles across four continents and on Tuesday HMS Dauntless will return home to Portsmouth.
The Type 45 destroyer has circumnavigated the Atlantic Ocean on her maiden deployment and carried out security patrols, counter piracy, drug operations and multinational exercises over seven months.
Commanding officer Captain Will Warrender said: ‘I’m immensely proud of what my ship’s company has achieved. The first Type 45 deployment to the South Atlantic provided the setting for an exceptionally diverse deployment.
‘It demonstrated what can be achieved over a wide area by one ship operating alone conducting a variety of operations and exercises.’