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Trafalgar  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1983
Total Production: 7
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: BAE Systems
Parent System: Trafalgar
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1983
Total Production: 7
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Description: The Trafalgar-class submarines have been designed to perform anti-ship, anti-submarine, surveillance, reconnaissance and land attack warfare missions. They are powered by a single RR1 pressurized water reactor providing 15,000 shaft horse power. In 2000 the RR1 nuclear reactor demonstrated to have some design deficiencies and the Trafalgar and Swiftsure class submarines were retained at homeport for ship repair.

Each Trafalgar-class submarine features 5 533mm torpedo tubes. The Tigerfish and Spearfish torpedoes and SubHarpoon missiles are employed in engagements against ships and submarines. The Tomahawk missiles provide land attack capability. The Land Attack capability was demonstrated for the first time by Royal Navy's submarines during the former Yugoslavia conflict. Since then, the Tomahawk missiles have been employed by British submarines in 2001 Afghanistan and 2003 Iraq campaigns.

The Royal Navy ordered 7 Trafalgar-class submarines with commissioning starting in 1983 through 1991. These submarines will remain in service with the Royal Navy based at Devonport until their replacement is available by 2020. In March 2006 the Royal Navy released that Trafalgar-class boats out of service date was as follows: HMS Trafalgar (2008), HMS Turbulent (2011), HMS Tireless (2013), HMS Torbay (2015), HMS Trenchant (2017), HMS Talent (2019), and HMS Triumph (2022).

Trafalgar Specifications

Crew: 130
Number of Weapons: 30
Torpedo Tubes: 5
Dimensions
Beam: 9.80 meter (32.2 foot)
Draft: 9.50 meter (31.2 foot)
Length: 85 meter (280 foot)
Power
Power: 15,000 shp (11.2 MW)
Speed
Top Speed Submerged: 15.4 mps (30 knot)
Weight
Displacement Submerged: 5,200 ton
Displacement Surfaced: 4,750 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Trafalgar News

There are 10 news between
28 Sep 2006 and 15 Dec 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014Royal Navy Awards BAE Systems Spearfish Torpedo Upgrade Contract
Monday, December 10, 2012UK MoD Awards Contract for HMS Audacious Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine
Tuesday, August 17, 2010Submarine Distress Beacon Enters Service with Royal Navy
Thursday, March 25, 2010BAE Systems Receives Go Ahead for Fifth and Sixth Astute-Class Submarines
Friday, February 12, 2010Royal Navy to Commit Significant Sonar 2076 Upgrade
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
Wednesday, February 28, 2007Upgraded HMS Talent Rejoins the Fleet
Thursday, September 28, 2006Thales UK Awarded Sonar 2076 Upgrade Contract

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
United Kingdom7
YearHoldings
20173
20154
20144
20135
Jul 20125
Nov 20096

Grand Total 71
Defensive Weapons
Spearfishx30
Tigerfishx30
Offensive Weapons
RGM-84D Harpoonx30
Tactical Tomahawkx30
Sensor Systems
Sonar 2046
Sonar 2074x1
Sonar 2076x1

Trafalgar Ship Listing


SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
S107 HMS Trafalgar-27 May 198310 Nov 2009
S87 HMS Turbulent-198414 Jul 2012
S88 HMS Tireless-198519 Jun 2014
S90 HMS Torbay-19872017
S91 HMS Trenchant-19892019
S92 HMS Talent198819902021
S93 HMS Triumph16 Feb 199112 Oct 19912022

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