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HMS Dauntless

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL5275, tabled on 10 January 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government when HMS Dauntless will return operationally to the Fleet.

Answered on

24 January 2022

HMS DAUNTLESS is in the test and commissioning phase of her Power Improvement Programme (PIP). All three new diesel generators have been run and initial load trials completed successfully. The next phase of the programme will see HMS DAUNTLESS undertake a rigorous harbour trials programme, before returning to sea later this year for sea trials.

HMS DARING is currently at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead and will be the second Type 45 Destroyer to undergo PIP, with conversion work carried out during 2022.