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Launching scheduled for September 1972 but set back because of the effects of strike by the boilermakers Society April - June 1972.
Launched by Lady Ashmore, wife of Admiral Sir Edward Ashmore, Commander-in-Chief Fleet, Royal Navy.
Contractors sea trials February - March 1974.
October 1976 surfaced at the North Pole.
|Stealth & Secrecy Under The Ocean Waves||Read|
|As unusual places to have lunch go, 100ft beneath the Firth of Clyde is pretty hard to beat. Yet to the officers in the wardroom of the Sovereign it all seems pretty unremarkable. I suppose that when you have breakfasted below the North Atlantic and dined under the Arctic pack ice a calm sea five miles off Largs is nothing to write home about. |
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