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Conqueror (S48)

Built By: Cammell Laird (Mersey)
Build Group: SSN Grp3
Fate:


Paid off 1990, now sitting in 3 Basin at Devonport awaiting decommissioning


As of 2004, she was the only nuclear powered submarine to have engaged an enemy ship with torpedoes, sinking the cruiser General Belgrano on the 2nd May 1982 during the Falklands War.

The periscope of the submarine can be viewed in the Royal Navy's submarine museum in Gosport, Portsmouth along with the Captains cabin and the main manouvering room panel.


Events

05-12-1967 : Laid Down
18-08-1969 : Launched
09-11-1971 : Completed
02-05-1982 : HMS Conqueror became the only nuclear powered submarine to have engaged an enemy ship with torpedoes, sinking the cruiser General Belgrano during the Falklands War.


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