HMS Trafalgar (1983) SSN  (5th)

This HMS Trafalgar the fifth to carry the name is the name ship of a class of seven Nuclear powered fleet submarines.

She was built by Vickers of Barrow-in-Furness, laid down 25-Apr-1979, launched 1-July-1981, and commissioned on 27-May-1983.

During a refit in 1995 she was modernised and had her first refuelling.

Took part Operation Veritas and launched Tomahawk cruise missiles at Al-Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan Mar-2002.

On 06-Nov-2002 while taking part in a training exercise off the Isle of Skye, Trafalgar ran aground and sustained considerable damage, although the pressure hull remained intact. She was able to return to Devonport for repairs, which took until Apr-2004 to be completed and cost 5million.

Took part in the Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review.

Decommissioned 04-Dec-2009 at Devonport and is awaiting final disposal.


Other HMS Trafalgar
- 1st HMS Trafalgar
- 2nd HMS Trafalgar
- 3rd HMS Trafalgar
- 4th HMS Trafalgar
- 5th HMS Trafalgar

- Trafalgar Class (1983) SSN
- Specifications
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- Full Battle Honours

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This page last edited - 11 January, 2013.

Copyright Ian M King, except where otherwise indicated.