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S 122 HMS Audacious
 
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Type, class: Astute class Attack Submarine - SSN
Builder: BAE Systems Submarine Solutions, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, U.K.

STATUS:
Awarded: May 21, 2007
Laid down: March 24, 2009
Launched: April 28, 2017
Commissioned: September 23, 2021
IN SERVICE
 
Homeport:
HMNB Clyde, Faslane, Scotland
Technical Data:
see INFO > Astute class Attack Submarine
 
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HMS Audacious is the fourth Astute-class nuclear-powered fleet submarine of the Royal Navy. Several previous vessels of the Royal Navy have borne the name. She was formally named on 16 December 2016 and was launched on 28 April 2017. Audacious was stated to be handed over in January 2021. A parliamentary written answer stated that Audacious was commissioned on 3 April 2020, but her public ceremonial commissioning took place on 23 September 2021.


Long lead items for her construction were ordered on 28 August 2006, although the actual order was not placed until 21 May 2007. Launch was expected in the fourth quarter of 2016, and the submarine was due to leave the yard in 2017. She was eventually formally named on 16 December 2016, and floated out on 28 April 2017, and was due to leave in 2018 for sea trials. The original budget was £1.279b but by 2015 this had risen to £1.492b.

The submarine and its crew have formally forged links with the City of Leeds (which had previously had an association with HMS Ark Royal) by meeting the people at Elland Road in the city and marching in the Armistice Day parade in November 2016.

Audacious completed her first dive at Devonshire Dock over two days in January 2018. She eventually sailed from Barrow on 4 April 2020, and commenced sea trials on 6 April 2020. A parliamentary written answer stated that Audacious was commissioned on 3 April 2020, but she was ceremonially commissioned on 23 September 2021.

In the first half of 2022, the submarine operated in tandem with NATO forces in the eastern Mediterranean.

source: wikipedia
 
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