HMS Victorious (1995) SSBN  (5th)

  HMS Victorious - Ships Badge

The current HMS Victorious is the fifth ship to carry this name.  The second of the Vanguard Class SSBN.

Built by Vickers Shipbuilders of Barrow-in-Furness, laid down 03-Dec-1987, launched 29-Sep-1993 and commissioned 07-Jan-1995.

Has two complete crews, the Port and Starboard crew, in order to spend the maximum amount of time at sea.

Basically she leaves port, vanishes and travels to her classified patrol area. On reaching station she relieves the previous patrol boat. Then in due course she is relieved by her successor, on which she returns to port, changes crew and prepares for her next patrol.

Little other fanfare accompanies the duties of a Ballistic Missile Submarine. 

In service Apr-2011.


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

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This page last edited - 16 December, 2012.

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