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 Matt Parr

Matt Parr

Rank: Rear Admiral

Rear Admiral Matt Parr assumed the position as Commander Operations in May 2013. Born in 1962, he was educated in London and at the University of Durham, and joined the Royal Navy as a graduate in 1984.

Previous units

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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 Tireless

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HMS Torbay

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HMS Trenchant

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HMS Triumph

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submarine rescue system

Jointly owned by the UK, French and Norwegian navies

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Submarine Rescue System

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