HMS Dragon

HMS Dragon is a Type 45 air defence destroyer. When I visited Portsmouth Dockyard last September she was being refitted prior to her current deployment in the South Atlantic.

Less than a year after she returned from operations in the Gulf and Eastern Mediterranean the Type 45 destroyer will take over from HMS Iron Duke to continue the UK’s commitment to the region building on the UK’s strong ties with its allies.

During her time away Dragon will visit several ports in the South Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as well as visiting a number of West African States to build on UK relationships.


10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 29th 2015

10 Responses to “HMS Dragon”

  1. lisl says:

    How Warship design has changed over just a few years, Cherie

  2. ....peter:) says:

    this is one cool Boat Friday Cherie… you came in with a destroyer not just a runabout….peter:)

  3. Ginnie says:

    Don’t you love how boats can be so instrumental in making good friendships, Cherry! :)

  4. We had a trip around the Naval Dockyard a few years ago and the aircraft carrier HMS Endeavour was in Port. All the vital equipment and guns were covered so we could only really see the decks but it was a most interesting trip, and we went to Winchester too, had to give up as we couldn’t find a parking space…disappointment all round!

    Di xx

    • CherryPie says:

      I once had a tour of a French battleship, it was very interesting. I will have to see if I can find the photo and tell the accompanying tale.

      It is a shame you didn’t get to see Winchester, it is well worth a visit.