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Astute Class

The Astute-class are the largest, most advanced and most powerful attack submarines ever operated by the Royal Navy, combining world-leading sensors, design and weaponry in a versatile, potent vessel. There are seven Astute-class submarines in various stages of build and development, with the lead ship HMS Astute commissioned into the Fleet.

HMS Astute
HMS Astute
HMS Astute
Complement

98Personnel

Displacement (Dived)

7,400Tonnes

Displacement (Surfaced)

7,000Tonnes

Length

97Metres

Beam

11.3Metres

Draught

10Metres

Speed (up to)

30Knots

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