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Astute Class Submarines

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 632, tabled on 12 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the (a) build completion and (b) operational capability for each of the astute class submarines; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

18 May 2021

Astute submarines HMS ASTUTE, HMS AMBUSH, and HMS ARTFUL are in service with the Royal Navy. HMS AUDACIOUS was handed over to the Royal Navy in April 2020 and is currently undertaking sea trials.

ANSON, AGAMEMNON, and AGINCOURT are in various stages of build at the BAE Systems shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness, with ANSON having been successfully launched in April 2021.