Thursday, July 28, 2011

HMS Dauntless - ship of the future?

The Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dauntless DDGHM 33 was commissioned in June 2010 after a lengthy build and trials process.

It arrived this morning and may be the ship of the future in the sense that its components were built in two different shipyards and assembled in a third. This was a change in procedure by the British government to allow more competition between shipyards, and to keep more than one yard busy building warships.

That future will not be the RCN's however. Canada is taking a different approach as we have seen recently, where it will concentrate all shipbuilding activity for combat vessels in one yard.


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