HMS Ambush

HMS Ambush

HMS Ambush, the second of Astute-class submarine, launched on 5 January 2011. She arrived in her home port of HMNB Clyde for the first time in September 2012.

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After her well attended commissioning ceremony on 1 March 2013, Ambush went on to conduct an intensive period of trials in and around the UK to prove her hardiness and agility.

In 2014 Ambush successfully conducted a full Basic Operational Sea Training package before embarking on her maiden Atlantic deployment. 

During this deployment she represented the Royal Navy and the UK in Rio de Janeiro, celebrating the Centenary Anniversary of the Brazilian Submarine Service, and visited the USA where the crew worked with both US and UK staff in King’s Bay, Georgia, conducting multiple trials and ranging serials to prepare the boat for future deployments.

Having recently completed the first full Submarine Command Course onboard an Astute Class submarine, Ambush is currently alongside at HM Naval Base Clyde conducting a short maintenance period prior to deploying on operations for the remainder of the year.

The Royal Navy’s newest and most advanced submarine, Ambush provides a formidable tool at the cutting edge of the UK’s military capability. 

Fitted with the most up-to-date technology and manned by members of the elite Submarine Service of the Royal Navy.

HMS Ambush receives Sovereign Bowl for outstanding performance


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Unit History

The First Ship Named Ambush1815

The first ship named Ambush to appear in Admiralty records was a gunboat mounting just two guns, bought in the West Indies in 1815 and sold later the same year.

Launch and Commissioning1945

The current HMS Ambush’s predecessor was an Amphion-class submarine, though in her case she was launched on 24 September 1945, weeks after the war ended, and commissioned in 1947.

Breaking Up1971

She arrived at Inverkeithing for breaking up on 5 July 1971

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