28 May '12, 10am

Britain and America’s star ships join forces as Daring exercises with the Enterprise | Royal Navy

Britain’s most advanced warship, HMS Daring, reunited with the world’s most famous aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise, as they spent five days on patrol east of Suez. It’s the second time the two vessels have linked up – but the first on operations. Enterprise is on her final deployment after 51 years of active service, while Daring is at the beginning of her 25 to 30-year career. Enterprise abounds with superlatives – longest warship in the world, longest serving carrier in the world, world’s first nuclear-powered carrier and, arguably, the world’s most famous active warship. Daring isn’t quite in the same league. She is Britain’s most advanced surface ship and possibly the most advanced destroyer in the world. And she can splat (technical term) a target the size of tennis ball coming towards her at three times the speed of sound. Anyway, enough of superlatives. The two shi...

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