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Adnams visits HMS Dauntless

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

HMS Dauntless and team from AdnamsThe Royal Navy's state-of-the-art HMS Dauntless has arrived in its affiliated Port, Great Yarmouth, for a weekend of celebrations, including a public open day on Sunday and a parade by the crew through the town. One of the Royal Navy's newest and most technologically advanced ships, it is attracting onlookers eager to catch a glimpse of this Type 45 Destroyer through the tall wire fences surrounding the Deepwater docks. In the changing light of an East Coast February day the ship's colour changed like a chameleon with its angular stealth-technology exterior transforming from light grey to blue, then green. As an affiliate (we provide beer and wine for special occasions), a small group from Adnams was invited aboard to experience what life is like for the 190-strong crew. The group was hosted by Lieutenant Commander Neil Benstead, a Marine Engineer Officer with 20 years' experience in the Royal Navy. As well as showing the Adnams group some of the most important areas of the ship, Lt Cmdr Benstead talked about the incredible technology and capability of HMS Dauntless, as well as the important social and diplomatic missions undertaken overseas. He was accompanied by Lt Cmdr Stephen Anderson and SLt Stephen Gowling, all providing fascinating insights into life at sea. If you'd like to visit the ship, HMS Dauntless is inviting visitors on board at Deepwater Docks, Great Yarmouth, from 10am - 3pm on Sunday 10th February. You can view a selection of photos on Flickr.


Sarah Groves