HMS Ambush Visits Norway to Test New Submarine Facilities

HMS Ambush is in Grotsund near Tromsø to familiarize the Royal Navy with facilities to sustain submarines in the Arctic. The Faslane-based Fleet submarine is the first British boat to use the new facilities, which have been made available by Norway to its NATO allies. Ambush, which is the second of four operational Astute-class submarines (three more are under construction),…

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Drones Take Over Route Survey Duties at Faslane

A new crewless minehunter is being tested by the Royal Navy as part of the growing drive towards autonomous systems. Designed to detect the latest mine threats – and reduce the risk to the lives of those searching for them – the system is the fruit of the joint Anglo-French Maritime Mine Counter Measures program. Demonstrators have been delivered to…

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Shoreham Returns to Scotland After Three Years in Bahrain

Minehunter HMS Shoreham has returned to her homeport on the Clyde October 12th after a three-year deployment to the Middle East. The Sandown Class Mine Counter Measures Vessel left Scottish shores in 2018, making the 6,000-mile journey to the Gulf, where she was part of the UK’s enduring presence in the region along with fellow Royal Navy minehunter HMS Brocklesby.…

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HMS Audacious Commissioned at HM Naval Base Clyde

ASTUTE-Class attack submarine, HMS Audacious, was formally commissioned September 23, 2021 during a ceremony at HM Naval Base Clyde. Members of the ship’s company and personnel from the Submarine Flotilla (SUBFLOT) were joined at the Faslane site by the boat’s sponsor, Lady Elizabeth Jones, as they welcomed HMS Audacious to the Royal Navy Fleet. The ceremony marks the completion of…

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DIO delivers world class submarine simulator to HMNB Clyde

November 23, 2020 – The Defence Infrastructure Organization (DIO) has delivered a £34-million submarine escape, rescue, abandonment and survival (SMERAS) training building for the Navy at HMNB Clyde in Faslane. The SMERAS is a unique and modern facility which will give the Navy the capability to carry out essential on shore training for personnel in vital escape, rescue, abandonment and…

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HMS Audacious sailed from Barrow in April

November 9, 2020 – HMS Audacious, the Royal Navy’s fourth Astute Class submarine sailed from the BAES shipyard in Barrow in-Furness for her new home at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, where she will prepare for sea trials before entering operational service with the Royal Navy. Built by BAE Systems, which employs around 9,000 people in its submarine business in Barrow,…

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Maiden Arrival at Faslane for Future HMS Audacious

April 7, 2020 – HMS Audacious, the fourth of the Royal Navy’s Astute-class submarines, has arrived at her new home at HM Naval Base Clyde. The new submarine and her 98-strong crew arrived at the Naval Base in Argyll and Bute today (April 7), flying the White Ensign after sailing from BAE Systems in Barrow-in-Furness. Welcoming the vessel to her…

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