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Royal Navy - Nuclear Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine

S 30 HMS Vigilant

 

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Type, class: Vanguard class Ballistic Missile Submarine - SSBN
Builder: Vickers Shipbuilding & Engineering Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, U.K.

STATUS:
Awarded:
Laid down: February 16, 1991
Launched: October 14, 1995
Commissioned: November 2, 1996
IN SERVICE

Homeport:
HMNB Clyde, Scotland
Technical Data:
see INFO > Vanguard class Ballistic Missile Submarine

 

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In 2002, protestors from Trident Ploughshares breached security at Faslane Naval Base where the Vanguard-class submarines are based. Two protestors managed to spray paint Vigilant with the CND symbol and the word "Vile".

Vigilant arrived at Devonport on 11 October 2008 for a major refit. Vigilant returned to the fleet on 27 March 2012 after her £300m refit. In 2013, she test fired her main weapon, a firing of the Trident D5 after three years.

 

 

 

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