HMS Astute Submarine to Start Sea Trials
HMS Astute, the first of class of a new generation of nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) for the Royal Navy (RN), will soon start her initial voyage up the coast from prime contractor BAE Systems’ submarine production facility at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, to Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde at Faslane in Scotland, where the boat will be based throughout its operational life.
On arrival at Faslane, HMS Astute will embark on a two-phase series of sea trials. The first phase wi...
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