Resolution Class

Polaris Submarine

  • Resolution Class Submarine
  • Resolution Class Submarine
  • Renown
  • Repulse
  • Resolution
  • Revenge
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This Class was designed to carry 16 missiles similar to those used in the contemporary American force. The Resolutions bear a close resemblance to the 'Lafayette' class of the USN.

The building time for these boats was about twice the length of time it would have taken to build in America. To get the most out of the boats each boat has two complete crews working alternate patrols.

The role of SSBN'S is to remain undetected by being able to run very quietly.

4 Built

Resolution
Repulse

Vickers (VSEL), Barrow-in-Furness.
1964 - 1967
1965 - 1968
Renown
Revenge

Cammell Laird, Birkenhead.
1964 - 1968
1965 - 1969

 



Technical Information

Displacement:
7,500 sf
8,400 sm

Length (metric):
129.5 oa

Breadth (metric):
10.1

Draught/Height (metric):
9.0

Machinery:
1 x Pressurised water reactor.
2 x English Electric Steam Turbines - 15,000 shp.
1 shaft.

Speed (kts):
20 sf
25 sm

Oil Supply (tons):
na

Armament:
6 x 21 inch forward tubes for Tigerfish torpedoes.
16 launch tubes for polaris A3 SLBMs.  Later redesigned to A-3TK.

Sensors:
1 x Search Radar.

Sonars:
1 x 2001, 1 x 2007.


Range:
na

Complement:
13 Officers and 130 Others (two crews).