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Nuclear Submarines

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where each decommissioned nuclear-powered submarine is stored. (116905)

[holding answer 24 January 2007]: Fourteen nuclear powered submarines have left naval service and are stored safely afloat at the following locations:

Submarine

Location

Conqueror

HM Naval Base (HMNB) Devonport

Courageous

HMNB Devonport

Sovereign

HMNB Devonport

Spartan

HMNB Devonport

Splendid

HMNB Devonport

Valiant

HMNB Devonport

Warspite

HMNB Devonport

Churchill

Rosyth Dockyard

Dreadnought

Rosyth Dockyard

Renown (Ship Submersible Ballistic Nuclear (SSBN))

Rosyth Dockyard

Repulse (SSBN)

Rosyth Dockyard

Resolution (SSBN)

Rosyth Dockyard

Revenge (SSBN)

Rosyth Dockyard

Swiftsure

Rosyth Dockyard

Three of the submarines (Sovereign, Spartan and Splendid) are awaiting defuel.