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S 31 HMS Vengeance

 

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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 1, 1993
Launched: September 19, 1998
Commissioned: November 27, 1999
IN SERVICE

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

 

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On 31 March 2011, while on a training exercise Vengeance suffered a blockage in her propulsor causing a reduction in propulsion. The boat returned to Faslane naval base on the surface under her own power. According to the MOD the problems were not nuclear related.

In 2012, Vengeance started a three-and-a-half year refit at HMNB Devonport near Plymouth while her sister ship Vigilant is taking her place. She sailed from Devonport on 4 December 2015, her place in refit being taken by Vanguard.

 

 

 

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