THE most advanced warship in the world will pay an exciting three-day visit to this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show.

HMS Dauntless will be anchored at Mayflower Park from Sunday, September 12 to Tuesday, September 14.

Access to the Royal Navy’s latest warship will be possible on two afternoons, giving visitors an opportunity to climb aboard and explore the Type 45 Destroyer.

Commissioned in June 2010, HMS Dauntless is one of the world’s greatest engineering feats.

She was built to provide air defence to an aircraft carrier and is capable of defending ships in her fleet from the most sophisticated anti-ship missiles and aircraft.

“The fact that Show visitors will be among the first to set foot on the new ship is a very exciting prospect and a real coup for the show,” said Andrew Williams, managing director of National Boat Shows. “We’re looking forward to the buzz that her arrival will bring to Mayflower Park.”

Visitors will learn about her state-ofthe- art power and propulsion and worldclass weapon systems, experience the feelings of a sailor in full body armour and view the 40-knot Pacific 24 Rigid Inflatable Boats used by sailors and marines during anti-piracy boarding operations.

Once aboard, there will also be the opportunity for people to trial the Navy’s firefighting equipment and venture inside the operations room.

HMS Dauntless has undergone a series of trials and training in preparation for becoming the first Royal Navy ship to fire the new Sea Viper missile, planned for autumn 2010.

HMS Dauntless will be open to show visitors on Sunday, September 12 and Monday, September 13 from 1.30pm-5pm. The ship will depart the show at 3pm on Tuesday, September 14.