Dreadnought (S126)

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: SSBN Group 3
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To mark Trafalgar Day in 2016, Defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon announced that her Majesty the Queen has approved the name Dreadnought, for the lead Successor submarine which will protect our national security for years to come. The name is synonymous with Barrow's submarine heritage as 56 years earlier the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended a ceremony to mark the launch of Britain's first nuclear-powered submarine in 1960.

Dreadnought also has extensive historical significance, with the name borne by no fewer than nine Royal Navy ships. In 1588, Sir Francis Drake sailed a galleon called Dreadnought to help repel the Spanish Armada and more than 200 years later, another Dreadnought used its firepower to help Lord Nelson win the Battle of Trafalgar.

Construction officially began on the new Dreadnought in October 2016 when Sir Michael flew to Barrow to cut the first piece of steel.


06-10-2016 : Defence secretary Michael Fallon cuts steel on first Successor-class submarine in Barrow
21-10-2016 : First of class name officially announced of Trafalgar Day, which was also the day the first Dreadnought submarine was launched by HM Queen, the first nuclear powered submarine in the Royal Navy.


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