HMS Revenge (S27)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Revenge.
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Revenge
Ordered: May 1963
Builder: Cammell Laird, Birkenhead
Laid down: 19 May 1965
Launched: 15 March 1968
Commissioned: 4 December 1969
Decommissioned: May 1992
Status: Awaiting disposal
Badge: Ships crest of HMS Revenge (S27).jpg
General characteristics
Class & type: Resolution-class ballistic missile submarine
Displacement: surfaced 7,500 tons; submerged 8,400 tons.
Length: 425 ft (130 m)
Beam: 33 ft (10 m)
Draught: 30 ft 1 in (9.17 m)
Propulsion: 1 × Vickers/Rolls-Royce PWR.1 pressurised-water nuclear reactor, 27,500 shp (20,500 kW); Propeller.
Speed: surface - 20 kn (37 km/h); submerged - 25 kn (46 km/h)
Range: Unlimited except by food supplies
Complement: 143 (two crews)

HMS Revenge (S27) was the fourth of the Royal Navy's Resolution-class ballistic missile submarines.

Built by Cammell Laird and launched on 15 March 1968, she was marked for disposal in 1992. She is currently being stored pending the identification of a disposal solution for all of the UK's decommissioned nuclear submarines, at Rosyth dockyard,[1][2] on the northern shore of the Firth of Forth. She is docked down for maintenance and re-preservation approximately every 12 years.

Polaris missile launch from HMS Revenge, in 1983.

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