'Fleet Submarine' (SSN

 

Type:
Churchill Class

'Fleet Submarine' SSN

Pennant No.:
S46

Laid Down:
30th June 1967.
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
15th July 1970.
Cdr. R.N. Buckley.

Commander:
Aug. 1968
Cdr. R.N. Buckley.
1977 - ????
Cdr. R. F. Channon.
1981 - 1982
Cdr. J.G.F. Cooke OBE.
???? - ????
Cdr. J. J. Tall.
1988 - ????
Cdr. J. Boyd.

Complement:
103
13 Officers and 90 Ratings.

Service Career:
 1970 - 1974
3rd Sqdn, Faslane.
1974 - 1975
Refit - Chatham.
1975 - 1980
3rd Sqdn, Faslane
(1977 Deployed to West Indies TG.).
1980 - 1983
Refit - Chatham.
1983 - 1989
3rd Sqdn, Faslane.
1989
Refit - Rosyth.
(Cancelled 1990)

Fate:
Carried out trials with McDonnell Douglas Sub-Harpoon system in 1979-81.  She was the last nuclear boat to undergo a refit at the Chatham Royal Dockyard in 1983.

Decommissioned 28th February 1991.