The Type 45 Daring class is the largest and most powerful air defence destroyer class ever operated by the Royal Navy and the largest general purpose surface warship (excluding aircraft carriers and amphibious ships) to join the fleet since the Second World War cruisers. Author Jonathan Gates describes the development, trials and entry into Royal Navy service of the Type 45, the anatomy of the vessel, its propulsion system, radar command and control systems, weapons systems, and how the ship is operated at sea. Officially licensed Royal Navy product. The first modern warship to receive the Haynes Manual treatment. Author Jonathan Gates has been given unique access to the Type 45 Daring class by the Royal Navy. Author was on the design team for the Type 45. Fully illustrated with detailed photographs and technical drawings. Type 45 is the first British warship to be designed entirely using CAD.