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Resolution-class Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine

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The Resolution-class was a class of four nuclear ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) built for the Royal Navy as part of the UK Polaris program. Each submarine was armed with up to sixteen UGM-27 Polaris A-3 nuclear missiles.

The class comprised HMS Resolution (S22), HMS Repulse (S23), HMS Renown (S26) and HMS Revenge (S27). They were built by Vickers Armstrong in Barrow-in-Furness and Cammell Laird in Birkenhead between 1964 and 1968. All four boats were based at HM Naval Base Clyde (HMS Neptune), 25 miles (40.23 kilometers) west of Glasgow, Scotland.

The Resolution-class was the launch platform for the United Kingdom's strategic nuclear deterrent from the late 1960s until 1994, when it was replaced by the Vanguard-class submarine carrying the Trident II.

Unit Run[edit]

  • HMS Resolution (S22)
  • HMS Repulse (S23)
  • HMS Renown (S26)
  • HMS Revenge (S27)
  • HMS Ramilies/Royal Sovereign - cancelled in 1965
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