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HMS Agincourt

On the 14th May 2018 it was announced that a seventh Astute hunter-killer would be built called HMS Agincourt.

HMS Agincourt's role

In May 2018 it was announced that the Ministry of Defence had signed a £1.5 billion contract with BAE Systems for the 7th Astute hunter-killer submarine to be built in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

The submarine will be the 6th vessel in Royal Navy history to be named after the Battle of Agincourt of 1415, and as well as being a boost for the armed forces will be essential in supporting 8,000 BAE System's jobs at Barrow and further afield.

She is expected to enter service from her base at Faslane (HMNB Clyde) around 2024.

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