Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Sky Tyne & Wear: "Public Invited Aboard Newcastle Affiliated Warship HMS Dauntless"


War Hero
[h=3]Public Invited Aboard Newcastle Affiliated Warship HMS Dauntless - Sky Tyne and Wear[/h]
HMS Dauntless to visit affiliated city Newcastle – public can go aboard

The Royal Navy’s new and most technologically advanced warship, HMS Dauntless, will visit Tyneside this weekend (Feb 22-26), her first regional engagement with the area since her inaugural visit to her affiliated city of Newcastle in April 2010.

The 7300-tonne Type 45 destroyer, and her crew of around 150, will go alongside Northumbrian Quay in North Shields on Friday, February 22 at approximately 8.30am, for the start of a five-day visit and a packed programme of events.

The ship’s commanding officer, Commander Adrian Fryer, is assured of a warm welcome from Tynesiders, who will get their own chance to look around the 152-metres long warship when she opens to visitors on Sunday Feb 24, from 10am until last boarding at 3pm.

Another highlight, again on Sunday, is what is known as a Ship’s Company Review, a parade involving members of the crew marching along Ceremonial Way to Newcastle Civic Centre, with music provided by Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Band (Scotland). The parade is due to start at 11.30am and the Lord Mayor of Newcastle will take the salute. She is thereafter hosting a civic reception for HMS Dauntless.

The ship’s company will also be interacting with many of their affiliate organisations during the stay, including visits to the Percy Hedley Federation, a local school for adults and children with speech, language and communication difficulties, and to the city’s Royal Victoria Hospital. A reciprocal visit to the ship is also being laid on for them over the weekend.

There will be a number of tours of the ship for local schools, sea and combined forces cadets and other youth groups designed as a recruitment platform, plus affiliated organisations and local business groups will also visit the ship.

"This is a greatly anticipated visit to our affiliated city," explained Commander Adrian Fryer, the commanding officer of HMS Dauntless. "We are lucky enough to enjoy a great level of interest and support from our affiliates in and around the North East and it is a real pleasure to be able to bring such an advanced warship ship home to interact with locals, our friends and affiliates in the area."

"I know that my ship's company is looking forward to welcoming local people on board during the ship open to visitors and they will be delighted to chat about their jobs on board, what the ship has been doing and what life is like in today's modern Royal Navy.

"And it is a true honour that we have been invited to parade through the streets of Newcastle. I hope that people will come out to line the route and greet their crew of their adopted warship."

Other events of note include a reception and capability demonstration soon after her arrival for a number of first-responder organisations such as the fire service and police, while over the weekend, Northumberland Golf Club has kindly agreed to host crew members seeking to lower their handicaps by providing free rounds.

On Monday night, Commander Fryer hosts an official reception for 120 guests, including the senior naval officer in Northern England, Commodore Dickie Baum, on board ship with the Royal Marines Band playing ceremonial sunset.

The ship will slip her berth at around 10am on Tuesday, Feb 26 to return to sea and her next operational tasking.

HMS Dauntless, the second of the Type 45 destroyers, joined the Fleet in November 2010, shortly after being the first of class to fire the new Sea Viper missile.

Almost two years later, she returned to her home base of Portsmouth in October 2012 after her maiden deployment to the Atlantic, where she notched up 30,000 miles visiting 18 countries across four continents.

During a series of exercises Dauntless worked with 27 other navies and provided training for 600 foreign military personnel. The ship also played host to almost 4,000 diplomatic guests on behalf of UK embassies and consulates in every port she visited.

The ship – which is due to be commissioned into the Royal Navy on June 3 in Portsmouth – will then slip her berth at North Shields on Tuesday, May 4 at approximately 10am to return to her ongoing sea-trials programme.

HMS Dauntless is part of the most powerful destroyer class ever built in the UK and one of the most advanced warships in the world. She is equipped with a state of the art air defence system which will be able to track and destroy a target the size of a cricket ball travelling three times the speed of sound.

Over 150m long, Dauntless will have a range of 7000 nautical miles. Together with her five sister ships, HMS Dauntless is designed to be a flexible multi-role vessel able to carry out a variety of tasks across the globe, from air defence role to humanitarian and anti-piracy roles.
Last edited:
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
soleil Sky Tyne And Wear: "Royal Navy Streets Ahead In Heritage quest" Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 0
soleil The News: "Royal Navy Warships To Blast Sirens And Light The Sky As Portsmouth Marks VE Day" The Fleet 9
MoD_RSS Decommissioning drones take to the sky MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: New funding stream for blue sky thinking MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: British instruments reveal secrets of Martian sky MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: All British ‘eye in the sky’ to tackle oil spills, illegal shipping and deforestation MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Sky's the limit for defence personnel taking part in Edinburgh Tattoo MoD News 0
Seadog Bob Crow Has Gone to the Big Picket Line in the Sky Current Affairs 46
soleil Sky News: "Armed Forces Launch New Recruitment Drive" Current Affairs 3
soleil Sky: "British Armed Forces 'Could Be Run By A Woman'" Current Affairs 54
soleil Sky 1 HD - Thursday, November 21st 2013 - "Inside RAF Brize Norton" Bases / Shore Est 8
AAF Yorkshire the sky. The Gash Barge 4
soleil Mail: "Near Miss Or Just Teasing? RN Black Cats Take To The Sky" The Fleet Air Arm 3
soleil Sky: "Jubilee Celebrations Start Off With A Bang" Current Affairs 13
MoD_RSS Royal Navy's 'eye in the sky' home from Libya mission Current Affairs 0
soleil Sky: "Defence Cuts Loom Over Armed Forces Day" Current Affairs 14
S Sky 1 series is looking for mechanically minded teams! Competitions 0
Naval_Gazer Sky Movies Drama & Romance tonight at 2000 - 'Men of Honor' Films, Music, TV & All Things Artsy 0
soleil Sky News: "Soldiers Win Battle Over Military Covenant" Current Affairs 1
trelawney126 LastVoices of World War 1 Sky Military Channel History 2
soleil "Andy Gray Sacked: Sky Sports Presenter Loses Job After Sexist Remarks" Current Affairs 52
soleil Sky: "Government 'Underestimates' Somali Pirate Threat" Current Affairs 14
Seaweed Life in the Forces - Sky 3 Current Affairs 1
soleil Sky News: "Destroyer HMS Daring Returns From US Exercise" The Fleet 0
soleil Sky News: "Cuts Plan 'Complete, But Where Will Axe Fall?" Current Affairs 1
soleil Sky News: "Navy Wins Fight For Carriers" Current Affairs 20
Shackles_and_Flags Sky News- Chancellor attacks Labour Current Affairs 12
soleil BBC: "Joint Strike Fighter: Jet That's A 'Spy In The Sky'" The Fleet Air Arm 9
soleil New Scientist: "From Sea To Sky: Submarines That Fly" Current Affairs 5
soleil Telegraph: Rick Jolly and HMS Ardent crew on Sky TV this wk Current Affairs 11
soleil Rugby - Army v Navy - 01/05/2010 - Sky Sports 3 - 1500 Sports and Adventure Training 16
soleil Sky: "MoD Accused of Cover-Up and Overspend" Current Affairs 1
soleil Sky: "End of the Iconic Yellow Sea King Chopper" The Fleet Air Arm 15
soleil Sky: "Last Post: Military Mail Cutbacks Slammed" Current Affairs 8
L New Sky TV Series - Tell us your stories Nearest & Dearest 5
soleil Sky News: Exclusive Interview with Sir Jonathon Band Current Affairs 4
soleil Sky News names two Royal Marines killed in Afghanistan Current Affairs 27
A Perisher - Sky News Submariners 19
Not_a_boffin Chief Sky-Pilot Writes Own P45 Current Affairs 17
KLNA-Cessna-Jockey New - Google SKY The Internet - Best and Worst 3
S London + Ballistic Missile Defence, some blue sky thinking… Current Affairs 2
brazenhussy sky news........... Current Affairs 11
A Submariners - Sky Three Submariners 6
MoD_RSS North-east rail revolution begins with Beeching reversal and fund for new trains across Tyne and Wear MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Climate emergency debated on the Tyne MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: People encouraged to register to vote in North of Tyne Combined Authority mayoral election MoD News 0
Dusty70 HMS Tyne, Mersey and Severn - good news Current Affairs 2
MoD_RSS Press release: ‘A golden era’ heralded for North East as North of Tyne devolution deal becomes law MoD News 0
M HMS Tyne Decommissioning Ceremony Date The Fleet 1
soleil Forces Network News: "HMS Tyne Goes Home For The Last Time" The Fleet 24
Similar threads

New Posts