HMS Dauntless, a Royal Navy destroyer, is to visit Dublin Port this weekend.

This will mark the first time a Type 45 destroyer will visit the Republic of Ireland and follows last year’s visit of a sister HMS Duncan which made an inaugural visit to Belfast, her adopted city.

The Type 45 destroyer is the most advanced air-defence vessel in the world. So powerful is the vessels SAMPSON radar, from its position in Dublin Port it could monitor the air traffic over the entire island of Ireland. The US Naval War College has suggested that the SAMPSON radar is capable of tracking 1,000 objects the size of a cricket ball travelling at three times the speed of sound

The UK’s National Audit Office reported that, during an “intensive attack”, a single Type 45 could simultaneously track, engage and destroy more targets than five Type 42 destroyers operating together.

HMS Dauntless recently returned to the UK following a deployment to the Gulf supporting US carrier operations against Islamic State.

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Martin Melvin
5 years ago

Maybe it could ram a few of the republics tugboat “navy”

UK Defence Journal
5 years ago
Reply to  Martin Melvin

Hi Martin,

Why on Earth would it do that? That’s a very odd comment.

Martin Melvin
5 years ago
Reply to  Martin Melvin

Comedy

UK Defence Journal
5 years ago
Reply to  Martin Melvin

Er, if you say so…

David Anthony Simpson
5 years ago
Reply to  Martin Melvin

Frankly out of order not comedy.

Martin Melvin
5 years ago
Reply to  Martin Melvin

You two must be great company on a friday night.

Simon P Richardson
5 years ago
Reply to  Martin Melvin

Actually while the Irish navy isn’t as big as the royal navy (which isn’t that big itself)
It’s vessels are relatively new and perform there tasks and duties admirably

Patrick Bingham
5 years ago

Michael Conway don’t get to excited

Michael Conway
5 years ago

Wouldn’t mind getting a tour of her!

Patrick Bingham
5 years ago

She’s massive inside and so advance, you fell like you can run through the passage ways with your arms spread haha

Michael Conway
5 years ago

I just saw she is coming in this weekend….pity, I’m going to London for the Ireland v Romania match, otherwise I deffo would’ve went down for a look at her.

Patrick Bingham
5 years ago

I’ll have your match tickets if you want, if you really want onboard

Michael Conway
5 years ago

Thanks for the kind offer Patrick, but I’ll just have to wait for the next time her Majesty sends a warship to visit us!

Patrick Bingham
5 years ago

Can’t blame a guy for trying ?

Michael Conway
5 years ago

I’m sure you could find a nice pub with a big screen…keep an eye on the crowd and we will give you a big wave! 😀

Patrick Bingham
5 years ago

Unfortunately I’ve got a job interview on Saturday

Michael Conway
5 years ago

It’s on Sunday 16:45, so no excuses….and wear your jersey, COYBIG!

Patrick Bingham
5 years ago

Happy birthday I’ll enjoy my pint that isn’t overpriced for match day

Patrick Bingham
5 years ago

Happy days not birthday lol

Dereck McCready
5 years ago

Is it coming up the coast to Belfast?