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Daring class


Type 45 destroyer


Overview


Daring class

Type 45 destroyer HMS Daring making a high speed turn in 2008.
Source: UK MoD - © Open Government License

Origin
United Kingdom
Type
Destroyer
Entered service
2009
Status
In service
Development
Late 1990's
Developer
United Kingdom
Production
2003 - 2013
Producer
United Kingdom
Unit cost
GBP 1.050 million
Number produced
6
Designations
Type 45 destroyer
Notable users
United Kingdom

Details


Facts Daring class
General
Origin
United Kingdom
Type
Destroyer
Complement
191 for ship operations, including helicopter crew
Accommodation for 285 for staff role or embarked marines
Dimensions
Displacement
7.350 t standard
8.500 t full load
Length
152.4 m overall
Beam
21.2 m
Draft
7.4 m
Propulsion
Arrangement
CODAG using electric drive
Machinery
2x Rolls-Royce WR-21 gas turbine
2x Wärtsilä 12V200 diesel
Power output
27.000 shp per gas turbine
2.700 shp per diesel
2x VDM25000 for combined total of 54.000 shp output
Propulsion
2 shafts
Mobility
Speed
31.5 kn or more
Range
Over 7.000 nm at 18 kn
Sensors
Air/surface search
SAMPSON EASA radar, 400 km range
Air search
S1850M 3D radar, 400 km range
Fire control
Series 2500 Electro-Optical Gun Control System
Sonar
MFS-7000 hull mounted sonar
Systems
ESM
UAT Mod 2.0 (2 of class) or Mod 2.1 (rest of class)
Communication
Fully Integrated Communications System (FICS45)
Decoys
Seagnat
Decoys
Surface Ship Torpedo Defense System
Decoys
IDS300 floating decoy
Guns
Dual purpose
114mm Mark 8 Mod 1
CIWS
2x 20mm Phalanx Block 1B
Self-defense
2x 30mm DS-30B
Self-defense
Up to 8x M134 Minigun or FN MAG
SSM
AShM
2x4 RGM-84 Harpoon (fitted at later stage)
SAM
VLS
6x8 Sylver A50 vertical launch system
Medium range
Aster 15
Long range
Aster 30
Aircraft
Facilities
Hangar for 1x Merlin or 2x Lynx
Single spot helicopter deck for helicopter size up to Chinook

Media


Subcomponents


Note: incomplete list

114mm Vickers Mark 8

1x 114mm Vickers Mark 8 Mod 1 on the bow.

RGM-84 Harpoon

2x4 RGM-84 Harpoon subsonic anti-ship missiles.

20mm Mk 15 Phalanx

2x 20mm Mk 15 Phalanx Block 1B close-in weapon system.

7.62mm M134

8x 7.62mm M134 minigun or 7.62mm FN MAG machine gun for self-defense against small craft. Often in a mix of 2 M134 and 6 MAG.