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Superb (S109)

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: SSN Group 4

Launched by Mrs Williams, wife of Admiral David Williams Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel

Superb was the 679th ship to be launched at Vickers, the 740th to be launched at Barrow, 432nd vessel built by Vickers for the RN and the 304th Submarine to be built by Vickers for the RN.

1977 Took part in the Queens Silver Jubilee Review of the Fleet in late June. Wore fag of Flag Officer Submarines.


Events

20-05-1970 : Ordered from Vickers, barrow
16-03-1972 : Laid Down
30-11-1974 : Launched
13-11-1976 : Completed
27-05-2008 : HMS Superb collided with an underwater pinnacle 80 miles south of Suez in the Red Sea and damaged its sonar equipment, forcing it to surface. None of the crew was hurt.


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