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This is a list of Royal Navy submarines, arranged chronologically.

Petro-electric submarines[edit | edit source]

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HMS Holland 1, the first submarine to serve in the Royal Navy

A class submarines, the first British-designed class

Pre-Second World War[edit | edit source]

HMS G9 at Scapa Flow in 1917

HMS M2 with her sea plane

HMS Thorn

Second World War to mid-1950s[edit | edit source]

HMS Alliance at Gosport (where she is now part of the submarine museum) in 1987

HMS Voracious in 1945

late 1950s to late 1980s[edit | edit source]

From HMS Porpoise Royal Navy submarines were given their own "S" pennant numbers.

A Valiant-class nuclear submarine. Whilst HMS Dreadnought had an American reactor, these were fully British-built

HMS Tireless at the North Pole

1990s to present[edit | edit source]

HMS Astute being launched

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jim Dorschner (27 May 2009). "Special Delivery". p. 28. 

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