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Vanguard class submarine

The Royal Navy's Vanguard class of nuclear ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) includes four boats: Vanguard (S28), Victorious (S29) , Vigilant (S30) , and Vengeance (S31) , all built by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd.

General Characteristics

Vanguard Class Submarine
Vanguard Class Submarine
  • Displacement: 15,900 tons submerged
  • Length: 149.9 meters
  • Beam: 12.8 meters
  • Draught: 12 meters
  • Complement: 14 officers, 121 ratings
  • Propulsion: PWR2 reactor
  • Armament:
  • Sensors:
    • sonar (bow, flank, active intercept, and towed arrays)
    • periscopes: (attack and search)
    • collision avoidance radar

Vanguard-class submarine

Vanguard | Victorious | Vigilant | Vengeance

List of submarines of the Royal Navy
List of submarine classes of the Royal Navy

Last updated: 11-03-2004 16:37:23