Launch facts (courtesy of BAE Systems Surface Fleet Solutions):
Dauntless launched from BAE Systems Govan yard on the River Clyde on Tuesday 23 January 2007.
Triggers release: 15.29 hrs
High water: 15.44 hrs
Launch weight: approx. 5,600 tonnes
Length of the standing ways: 216 metres
Length of the sliding ways: 119 metres
Declivity (slope of the ways): 0.0.470 (approx 2.72°)
Max speed during launch: 6 m/sec (13.42 mph)
Total travel during launch until arrested by drag chains: 210 metres
Drag chain bundles: 2 x 80 tonnes to port; 2 x 80 tonnes to starboard.