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HMS Agamemnon

Agamemnon

The keel for Agamemnon was laid in July 2013 in Barrow-in-Furness. It marks the beginning of the boat's life as she starts to take form in the BAE System's shipyard. At any one time, submarines are in various stages of build at the BAE Submarine Solutions facility. Although the same design as her older sisters, Agamemnon will benefit from improvements identified during build and trials of the earlier vessels.

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ABOUT THE UNIT

KEY STATISTICS


Pennant

S123

Displacement (Dived)

7,400Tonnes

Displacement (Surfaced)

7,000Tonnes

Complement

98Personnel

Length

97Metres

Beam

11.3Metres

Draught

10Metres

Speed (up to)

30Knots

Amount of Cable used

Launch Date

Commissioned Date

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Agamemnon HISTORY

TRACK THE HISTORY OF SHIPS NAMED Agamemnon
  • The First Agamemnon

    The first Agamemnon was a 3rd Rate 64-gun ship of the line. She counts Nelson's victories at Copenhagen and Trafalgar amongst its battle honours, along with four others. Built by Adams at Bucklers Hard in the New Forest, she was launched on 10 April 1781, and was commanded between 1793-96 by Nelson, who was fond of the ship. She ended her days in the mouth of the River Plate in South America; when she grounded on an uncharted shoal in June 1809 she was in such poor condition that she could not be saved and her crew abandoned her.

  • The Second Agamemnon

    Next up was a 2nd rate screwship of 3,102 tons, thought to be the first British battleship designed from scratch to be powered by steam. She was launched at Woolwich Dockyard on 22 May 1852 and saw service in the Mediterranean before being converted to a cable-layer, being one of the two ships which created the first transatlantic cable link, though the cable failed after a short period. She was sold in 1870.

  • The Third Agamemnon

    The third Agamemnon was an ironclad battleship of 8,510 tons launched at Chatham Dockyard on 17 September 1879. Though she suffered steering problems for much of her life, she served in the Far East and the Mediterranean, also spending time as a slave-chaser off Zanzibar. She was broken up in Germany in 1903.

  • The Fourth Agamemnon - World War 1

    At the start of the 20th century, Agamemnon was a pre-Dreadnought battleship, built by Fairfield and launched on 23 June 1906. She served in the Channel and Mediterranean during World War 1, including the Dardanelles campaign, and after the war was converted to a target ship. She was sold early in 1927 to be scrapped at Newport.

  • The Fifth Agamemnon

    The most recent HMS Agamemnon was a minelayer requisitioned in December 1939 that took part in operations in the Northwest Approaches as part of 1st Minelaying Squadron. She continued minelaying until November 1943 and after the war was released from service, reconditioned and returned to her owners.

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