HMS Audacious, the fourth of overall seven Astute-class nuclear-powered submarines the Royal... http://ift.tt/2pzCuMS

HMS Audacious, the fourth of overall seven Astute-class nuclear-powered submarines the Royal Navy will operate, was launched on April 28, at BAE Systems’ Devonshire Dock Hall, in Scotland.

The naming ceremony of the 7,400 tonne, 97-metre long submarine took place in December last year, one year after the third Astute submarine, HMS Artful, was officially handed over to the Royal Navy.

HMS Audacious will now test her propulsion and combat systems before joining the Royal Navy in 2018.


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