The Type 45 destroyer 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.
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 will also visit the Dardanelles to take part in centenary commemorations of the ill-fated Allies’ 1915 Gallipoli campaign in World War I.