Daring Class Destroyer

Keel laid 1952, launched 1956; Commissioned 1959; Decommissioned 1986; Lent by the Department of Defence (1990–1997), transferred to the National Maritime Museum 1997

Length 118.65 (389 ft)
Displacement 3,888 tonnes (full load)
Range 5,612 km (3,030 nautical miles) at 20 knots
Breadth 13.11 m (43 ft)
Draught 5.49 m (18 ft)
Range 5,612 km (3,030 nautical miles) at 20 knots
Original complement 245 sailors, 29 officers
Original armament Three twin 4.5 inch Mark 6 gun mountings; two single 40/60mm Bofors Mark 9 AA guns; two twin 40/60mm Bofors Mark 5 AA guns (removed 1980, reinstalled 1994); one triple-barrelled Mark 10 anti-submarine mortar (removed 1980); one quintuple 21-inch Mark 4 torpedo tube mounting (removed 1970)
Call sign Originally VJZC; VKMC from 1980s
Pendant D11; reduced to 11 in 1969
Built Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney, NSW
Machinery Two Foster Wheeler three drum super-heated boilers; two English Electric Company geared steam turbines, generating 40,284 kW (54,000 hp); twin screws and rudders
Speed 30.5 knots maximum (56.5 km/h)

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