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List of submarines of the Royal Navy

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List of submarines of the Royal Navy

This is a list of Royal Navy submarines, arranged chronologically. Submarines that are currently active and commissioned are shown below in bold.


  • Petro-electric submarines 1
  • Pre-Second World War 2
  • Second World War to mid-1950s 3
  • Late 1950s to late 1980s 4
  • 1990s to present 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7

Petro-electric submarines

HMS Holland 1, the first submarine to serve in the Royal Navy
A class submarines, the first British-designed class

Pre-Second World War

HMS G9 at Scapa Flow in 1917
HMS M2 with her sea plane
HMS Thorn

Second World War to mid-1950s

HMS Alliance at Gosport (where she is now part of the submarine museum) in 1987
HMS Voracious in 1945

Late 1950s to late 1980s

From HMS Porpoise Royal Navy submarines were given their own "S" pennant numbers.

A Valiant-class nuclear submarine. Whilst HMS Dreadnought had an American reactor, these were fully British-built
HMS Tireless at the North Pole

1990s to present

HMS Astute being launched

See also


  1. ^ Jim Dorschner (27 May 2009). "Special Delivery". Jane's Defence Weekly 46 (21): 28. 
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