The destroyer HMS Defender, of the British Royal Navy, sailed into the Split waters on Sunday to visit the Croatian Navy and the city of Split, the Ministry of Defence reported on Sunday.
The ship will stay in the city port of Split until November 3, as part of bilateral military cooperation activities with the British Navy.
In addition to formal receptions at the Split City Administration and the Croatian Navy (HRM) Command, the program also includes a visit by the Royal Marines to the naval infantry company in Ploče, joint exercises, sports meetings and training with the forces of the HRM Fleet.
HMS Defender, a Daring-class destroyer, is 152.4 metres long, 21.2 metres wide, 7.8 metres draft and 8,000 tons displacement. The destroyer has been in service with the Royal Navy since 2013, and the ship's home port is Portsmouth.
The crew consists of 234 members, and the ship's commander is frigate captain George Storton.
The Daring-class destroyers are the backbone of the British Royal Navy's fleet. They are capable of performing a wide range of tasks in the domain of maritime warfare, as well as combating piracy, combating smuggling and providing humanitarian aid after natural disasters.