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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1974
Total Production: 5
Origin: United Kingdom
Parent System: Swiftsure
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1974
Total Production: 5
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Description: Swiftsure-class nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSN) were built for the Royal Navy in the 1970s. These ships are equipped with five 533mm torpedo tubes that can launch both Tigerfish and Spearfish torpedoes as well as Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles. An Swiftsure boat was the first ever British submarine to fire a land attack missile in the 1990s during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. As of early 2006 only four submarines of this class remained in active service. Astute-class are the replacement for Swiftsure in the Royal Navy.

Swiftsure Specifications

Crew: 116
Torpedo Tubes: 5
Beam: 8.50 meter (27.9 foot)
Draft: 9.80 meter (32.2 foot)
Length: 83 meter (272 foot)
Power: 15,000 shp (11.2 MW)
Top Speed Submerged: 14.4 mps (28.0 knot)
Displacement Submerged: 4,900 ton
Displacement Surfaced: 4,400 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Swiftsure News

There are 4 news between
25 Jul 2007 and 25 Mar 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010BAE Systems Receives Go Ahead for Fifth and Sixth Astute-Class Submarines
Monday, August 10, 2009Royal Navy, RAF and BAE Systems Sign 10-Year Contract for Spearfish and Sting Ray Torpedoes
Monday, December 15, 2008Next Generation Royal Navy Submarine Command System Installation Completed
Wednesday, July 25, 2007Rolls-Royce and UK MoD Sign 10-Year Nuclear-Powered Submarine Support Contract

Operators & Related Equipment

United Kingdom5

Grand Total 51
Defensive Weapons
Offensive Weapons
UGM-84D Harpoon
Tomahawk Block III
Sensor Systems
Sonar 2046

Swiftsure Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
S104 HMS Sceptre-1978-
S108 HMS Sovereign-1974-
S109 HMS Superb-197626 Sep 2008
S105 HMS Spartan-1979-
S106 HMS Splendid-19812010

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