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Last modified: 08 Dec 2015
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Country: United Kingdom    Region: Scotland

Locale: Faslane, Argyll and Bute

Latitude: 56° 3' 55" N     Longitude: -5° 10' 39" E

Area use / Military Branches: Submarine base

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HMNB Clyde http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/operations-and-support/establishments/naval-bases-and-air-stations/hmnb-clyde/ a.k.a. Faslane Naval Base is situated on the Gare Loch. The RN Armaments Depot Coulport on Loch Long (see RM Coulport SAS & LF) is a component of HM Naval Base Clyde.
The Naval shore establishment at Faslane is HMS Neptune,
Naval personnel appointed to the base who do not belong to a sea-going vessel make up Ship's Company.
Both the Gareloch and Loch Long are sea lochs extending northwards from the Firth of Clyde.

The base serves as homebase to the UK fleet of Vanguard-class nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed submarines:

  1. Vigilant http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/submarine-service/ballistic-submarines/hms-vigilant
  2. Victorious http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/submarine-service/ballistic-submarines/hms-victorious
  3. Vengeance http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/submarine-service/ballistic-submarines/hms-vengeance
  4. Vanguard http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/submarine-service/ballistic-submarines/hms-vanguard

The base also hosts the Astute class fleet submarines
  1. Astute http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/submarine-service/fleet-submarines/astute-class/hms-astute
  2. Ambush http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/submarine-service/fleet-submarines/astute-class/hms-ambush
  3. Artful http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/submarine-service/fleet-submarines/astute-class/hms-artful
  4. Audacious http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/submarine-service/fleet-submarines/astute-class/hms-audacious
  5. Anson http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/submarine-service/fleet-submarines/astute-class/hms-anson
  6. Agamemnon http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/submarine-service/fleet-submarines/astute-class/hms-agamemnon

And the Trafalgar Class fleet submarines
  1. Talent http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/submarine-service/fleet-submarines/trafalgar-class/hms-talent
  2. Torbay http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/submarine-service/fleet-submarines/trafalgar-class/hms-torbay
  3. Trenchant http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/submarine-service/fleet-submarines/trafalgar-class/hms-trenchant
  4. Triumph http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/submarine-service/fleet-submarines/trafalgar-class/hms-triumph

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underwater | 25. February 2009 21:47

Nuclear Submarine Homebase

This Base was in the Media after the collision of the British and French Submarines.


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