HMS Aeneas (P427)
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Name:||HMS Aeneas (P427)|
|Launched:||9 October 1945|
|Commissioned:||31 July 1946|
|Class & type:||Amphion-class submarine|
Aeneas took part in the Coronation Review of the Fleet to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
Aeneas played the part of the M1 submarine in the 1967 James Bond film "You only live twice".
In 1972 Aeneas was hired by Vickers for use in what proved to be successful trials of the Submarine-Launched Airflight Missile (SLAM) system, an anti aircraft system using a cluster of four Shorts Blowpipe missiles on an extendable mast, allowing attacks against low flying aircraft while the submarine was at periscope depth.
Aeneas was broken up in 1974.
On 26 September 2012 DNCS at the company's Le Mourillon plant announced plans to design and build a submarine canister-based air defence weapon based on MBDA's Mistral. The concept is based on the British SLAM missile developed by Vickers in the 1970s and used on HMS Aeneas.
|1953||1953||Lieutenant-Commander D C R Walters RN|
|1965||1966||Lieutenant-Commander J W A Greig RN|
- Souvenir Programme, Coronation Review of the Fleet, Spithead, 15 June 1953, HMSO, Gale and Polden
- Janes International Defence Review Vol 45 France revives hard-kill submarine defences, page XIV
- Submarines in Colour by Bill Gunston - Blandford Colour Series - Blandford - 1976 - ISBN 0-7137-0780-1
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