Submarine service

Submarines provide the qualities of stealth, endurance and flexibility; characteristics which afford them an unparalleled freedom to operate worldwide.

Head of Fighting Arm John Weale

Rank: Rear Admiral

Rear Admiral John Weale assumed role of Rear Admiral Submarines (RASM) in October 2015. Born in Glasgow, he was educated at St Augustine's College, Thanet, Kent and joined the Royal Navy in 1985.

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Ballistic submarines

Maintaining the nation's strategic nuclear deterrent

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HMS Vanguard

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HMS Vengeance

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HMS Victorious

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HMS Vigilant

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Fleet submarines

Fast, deep-diving and capable of a wide range of roles

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Astute Class

HMS Astute

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HMS Ambush

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HMS Artful

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HMS Audacious

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HMS Anson

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HMS Agamemnon

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Trafalgar Class

HMS Talent

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HMS Torbay

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HMS Trenchant

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HMS Triumph

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