HMS Dragon

Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon pictured in the Middle East during Operation Kipion 2013.

HMS Dragon is the fourth of the Royal Navy’s six Type 45 destroyers and she was launched on 7 November 2008 by her sponsor, Mrs Susie Boissier. After successfully completing extensive trials, Dragon was formally commissioned on 20 April 2012. Only 11 months later, after a successful firing of a Sea Viper missile, BOST and a material readiness package she sailed for her maiden deployment to the Gulf region on 19 March 2013.

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