The first activity in a dry-dock contract for the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers is scheduled for 2023.
HMS Dagger arrives in Gibraltar
HMS Dagger joins HMS Cutlass, which was formally handed over in 2021 for trials before the RN declared IOC for the patrol boat in early 2022.
Dagger must now undergo a series of sea trials and safety checks ‘prior to raising the White Ensign in mid-2022’, said her CO, Lt Simon Holden.
The two £5 million boats replace HMS Sabre and HMS Scimitar, which returned to the UK in mid-2020. Since then, HMS Dasher and HMS Pursuer acted as the principal RN presence around Gibraltar, joining Pacific 24 rigid-hull inflatable boats on patrols.
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