HMS AMBUSH

ASTUTE-CLASS NUCLEAR SUBMARINE


Information gratefully supplied by George Metcalf
(Ex-RN submariner)


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Silloutte by J. Webber

The 1.5 billion dollar super hunter killer submarine is capable of hearing
a ship leaving New York city while still in the English channel on the other side of the Atlantic.

It is one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful nuclear submarine carrying 38 Tomahawk cruise missiles with a range of over 1,200 miles.

She also carries the latest spearfish torpedoes.

It is so hi-tech, it uses a digital camera and does not need a periscope.
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HMS AMBUSH under construction at BAE Systems.

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Being fitted out while along side

She has enough fuel for over 40 years of routine patrols.


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ambush stern
Stern section (propulsor, rudders, planes, and machinery room

ambush aft machinery
Machinery controls and reactor section

astute control centre
Control room, crew quarters, galley and masts

astute bow
Bow section (Torpedoe room and sonar)


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Testing systems while in dock

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Torpedoe Room

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Galley

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Her computer system is equal to more than 2,000 laptop computers.

Most of her 103 crew members sleep in bunks, with up to 18 submariners
sharing one space.


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British Prime Minister visiting the boat (Royal Navy Photo)


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At Sea (Royal Navy Photo)