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Swiftsure Class Submarines.   Photographs and details of the Swiftsure Class Submarines of the Royal Navy.  These submarines were launched during the 1970's and the class consists of HMS Swiftsure, HMS Sovereign, HMS Superb, HMS Sceptre, HMS Spartan and HMS Splendid.

The Swiftsure nuclear attack submarines were designed to dive deeper than previous classes.  All six submarines of the class were built by VSEL, at barrow with the first HMS Swiftsure being launched on the 7th September 1971

Displacement: 4400 tons/ 4900 tons.  Crew  116   Speed: 20 Knots, / 30 knots,  Armament:  Five  21-inch torpedo Tubes  carrying 21 Tigerfish  torpedo and 4 Sub harpoon Missiles 

Swiftsure 7th September 1971 For Disposal 1992
Sovereign 17th February 1973 Extant 1995
Superb 30th November 1974 Extant 1995
Sceptre 20th November 1976 Extant 1995
Spartan 7th April 1978 1st RN submarine to reach Falklands. Decommissioned 2006
Splendid 5th October 1979 Decommissioned 2004

HMS Sovereign

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HMS Sovereign

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HMS Superb

S109 HMS Superb at Malta, November 2001.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD343

S109 HMS Superb at Malta, November 2001.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD344

S109 HMS Superb at Malta, November 2001.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD674

S109 HMS Superb at Malta, November 2001.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD675

S109 HMS Superb at Malta, November 2001.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD599

S109 HMS Superb at Malta, November 2001.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD1571

S109 HMS Superb at Malta, November 2001.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD1572

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HMS Superb

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HMS Superb, June 1977.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2464

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP2464

HMS Sceptre

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HM12 Sceptre

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HMS Sceptre entering the Gareloch on approach to Faslane Naval Base, Scotland, 14th November 2004. 

 

HMS Sceptre entering the Gareloch on approach to Faslane Naval Base, Scotland, 14th November 2004. 

 

HMS Sceptre entering the Gareloch on approach to Faslane Naval Base, Scotland, 14th November 2004. 

HMS Sceptre entering the Gareloch on approach to Faslane Naval Base, Scotland, 14th November 2004. 

HMS Spartan

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HMS Spartan

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S111 HMS Spartan 

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD504

HMS Spartan returning to Faslane Base, 26th June 2005.  Note the latest addition behind the fin.

HMS Splendid

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HMS Splendid

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S Class submarine leaving Faslane, June 1005.