• Hi Guest! Forum rules have been updated. All users please read here.

Britain's fleet of seven "attack" submarines are not on active operations

Flyaway

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Joined
Jan 21, 2015
Messages
4,043
Reaction score
1,872
Looks to be an issue with keeping the Trafalgar class submarines online.

The BBC understands the Royal Navy is struggling to maintain the four ageing Trafalgar-class submarines.
The three newer Astute-class submarines have suffered "teething problems".
The Sun reported that five of the seven submarines were having refits or maintenance after breaking down.
The paper said another was being repaired after crashing into a tanker, while HMS Astute was at sea but not on missions.
A Royal Navy spokesman said it did not comment on "specific submarine operations", but added: "Britain has a world-class fleet.
"The Royal Navy continues to meet all of its operational tasking, deploying globally on operations and protecting our national interests as Britain steps up around the world."
The problems do not affect the Vanguard-class submarines, which carry the Trident nuclear system.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38931663
 

Hood

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2006
Messages
1,845
Reaction score
1,116
Not surprising since they've been flogged a least a decade longer than originally planned.
Also, they don't seem to have been particularly reliable at any point in their service.
 

Flyaway

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Joined
Jan 21, 2015
Messages
4,043
Reaction score
1,872
Hood said:
Not surprising since they've been flogged a least a decade longer than originally planned.
Also, they don't seem to have been particularly reliable at any point in their service.

It doesn't help that the Astute class are about seven years behind when they were meant to be entering service.
 
Top