Daring gets her white ensign.


War Hero
Book Reviewer
'In the Fleet'???????? Way to go before all her weapons and systems have checked out and some more before she has worked up I think. There used to be a raft of 'First of class' trials also for instance to verify turning circle (good-oh sitting in a little boat with a sextant while wash comes at you from all 360 degrees), magnetic signature, acoustic signature, heeling trials etc etc. I know it's history and everything has changed but in a new County which was NOT 1st of class it took over five months from commissioning to first Seaslug firing and another three before we were fully worked up. Project this onto the carriers and how long after her eventual 'completion' before the first one is ready to land on her Air Group (if there is one)...

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