HMS Aeneas (P427)
Amphion-class submarine HMS Aeneas (P427/S72)
|Name:||HMS Aeneas (P427)|
|Laid down:||10 October 1944|
|Launched:||25 October 1945|
|Commissioned:||31 July 1946|
|Class and 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, Submarine Launched Airflight Missile which was based on the Blowpipe developed by Vickers in the 1970s, not to be confused with the American SLAM Stand off Land Attack Missile, and used on HMS Aeneas.
|1948||1949||Lieutenant P T Miles RN|
|1953||1953||Lieutenant-Commander D C R Walters RN|
|1956||1957||Lieutenant-Commander J B Hervey RN|
|1965||1966||Lieutenant-Commander J W A Greig RN|
|1969||1971||Lieutenant-Commander R D Hunter 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
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- Submarines in Colour by Bill Gunston - Blandford Colour Series - Blandford - 1976 - ISBN 0-7137-0780-1
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