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Trafalgar (S107)

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: SSN Group 4b
Fate: 2009-12-04 Decommissioned. The first vessel of her class to be taken out of service. Trafalgar became the ninth decommissioned submarine to be stored in Plymouth while an ongoing MoD study decides how to dispose of them.

Construction began in advance of contract. First of Trafalgar Class submarines Launched by Lady Fieldhouse wife of Admiral Sir John Fieldhouse The first British submarine to circumnavigate the globe


Events

07-09-1977 : Ordered from Vickers, Barrow
25-04-1979 : Laid Down
01-07-1981 : Launched
27-05-1983 : Completed
08-10-2002 : HMS Trafalgar hit rocks beneath 150 ft. of water about three miles off the Isle of Skye. The smash caused extensive damage, forcing the vessel to limp back into Faslane naval base. Two crew members were hurt in the impact, one breaking his nose and the other spraining his back.
11-11-2009 : HMS Trafalgar sailed into its Devon base for the final time prior to decommissioning. Its return was marked with a flypast by a navy Merlin helicopter.
04-12-2009 : Decommissioned. The first vessel of her class to be taken out of service.

Trafalgar became the ninth decommissioned submarine to be stored in Plymouth while an ongoing MoD study decides how to dispose of them.


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