'Fleet Submarine' (SSN

 

Type:
Churchill Class

'Fleet Submarine' SSN

Pennant No.:
S48

Laid Down:
5th December 1967.
Cammell Laird, Birkenhead.

Commissioned:
9th November 1971.
Not known at present.

Commander:
Oct. 1969
XO (1st Lt) Lt. Cdr. A.M.D. Milne-Home.
1982 - ????
Cdr. C. Wreford-Brown.
1983 - 1986
Cdr. J. Burnell-Nugent.

Complement:
103
13 Officers and 90 Ratings.

Service Career:
1971 - 1975
3rd Sqdn, Faslane.
1975 - 1977
Refit - Chatham.
1977 - 1983
2nd Sqdn, Devonport.
(1978 Deployed to West Indies/Pacific TG)
(1982 Falklands)
1983 - 1985
Refit - Devonport.
1985 - 1990
3rd Sqdn, Faslane.

Fate:
Carried out Tigerfish trials in 1978.  She was also responsible for carrying out the attack and sinking of the Argentinian cruiser, General Belgrano during the Falklands campaign in May of 1982.

Paid off at Devonport on 2nd August 1990.