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Artful,3rd Astute class submarine being built by BAE Systems for Royal Navy,successfully completed her 1st ever dive-landmark milestone in preparation for sea trials next year.Operation known as ‘trim & incline test',took place over 2 days,to prove submarine's safety & stability in the water.Maiden dive was undertaken in dock on BAE Systems' site in Barrow-in-Furness & involved team of 80 highly-skilled personnel,including naval architects,engineers & Royal Navy crew members.

Artful, the third Astute class submarine being built by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy, has successfully completed her first ever dive - a landmark milestone.

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All sizes | Royal Navy Astute-class SSN HMS Astute (S119) at Z Berth, HM Naval Base, Gibraltar | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

All sizes | Royal Navy Astute-class SSN HMS Astute (S119) at Z Berth, HM Naval Base, Gibraltar | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Eyes are being opened. My eyes were opened years ago . . . I had no clue. Was it difficult at first? Yes. I became angry that these people (Dems/Libs/MSM) were manipulating the news, which influenced my decisions. I've made it one of my missions to share information that the MSM is not reporting . . . The true & positive impact on the country & the people due to POTUSs actions. Wake up, my friends.

Eyes are being opened. My eyes were opened years ago . . . I had no clue. Was it difficult at first? Yes. I became angry that these people (Dems/Libs/MSM) were manipulating the news, which influenced my decisions. I've made it one of my missions to share information that the MSM is not reporting . . . The true & positive impact on the country & the people due to POTUSs actions. Wake up, my friends.

All sizes | Royal Navy Astute-class HMS Astute (S119) departs HM Naval Base, Gibraltar | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

All sizes | Royal Navy Astute-class HMS Astute (S119) departs HM Naval Base, Gibraltar | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

UK Royal Navy’s third Astute-class nuclear powered submarine HMS Artful departed the BAE Systems yard in Barrow-in-Furness this week for its maiden sea trials, 15 months the attack sub was rolled out of the covered construction hall and ten and a half years after the first steel was cut.

HMS Artful departs Barrow for sea trials Aug 2015

Generations of submarine builders are working on the latest Astute vessels for the Royal Navy at the "James Bond set" of BAE Systems' yard in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Astute submarines keep Barrow and BAE Systems busy

The forward end of the third Astute class submarine, Artful, is worked on inside the New Assembly Shop. BAE Systems builds submarines - such as the Astute class - for the Royal Navy at barrow in Furness Photo: BAE Systems

Royal Navy Astute-class Submarine HMS Astute (S119) entering HM Naval Base, Gibraltar on her first operational patrol |  via flickr

Royal Navy Astute-class Submarine HMS Astute entering HM Naval Base, Gibraltar on her first operational patrol

The Merlin is from 829 Naval Air Squadron based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose. 01 Flight embarked in HMS St Albans. This was the first Winch Transfer to an Astute Class Submarine, HMS Ambush

The Merlin is from 829 Naval Air Squadron based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose. 01 Flight embarked in HMS St Albans. This was the first Winch Transfer to an Astute Class Submarine, HMS Ambush

Royal Navy’s submarine HMS Torbay returned to her base-port at Plymouth after a successful six-month patrol. HMS Torbay entered Plymouth Sound from where the vessel started her transit up the River Hamoaze to her berth in HM Naval Base Devonport. The nuclear-powered submarine, which carries Tomahawk land attack missiles, has returned after routine underwater deployment. During her deployment HMS Torbay has travelled 19,653 nautical miles, roughly equivalent of once round the world and spent…

Royal Navy’s submarine HMS Torbay returned to her base-port at Plymouth after a successful six-month patrol. HMS Torbay entered Plymouth Sound from where the vessel started her transit up the River Hamoaze to her berth in HM Naval Base Devonport. The nuclear-powered submarine, which carries Tomahawk land attack missiles, has returned after routine underwater deployment. During her deployment HMS Torbay has travelled 19,653 nautical miles, roughly equivalent of once round the world and spent…

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Raptor flyover of the USS Lexington, (Lady Lex) decommissioned 8 November Preserved, USS Lexington Museum On the Bay- Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

BAE Systems launched Artful,latest state-of-art submarine into dock in Barrow-in-Furness,Cumbria.97m long,7,400tonne nuclear-powered attack submarine - officially named September last year - began edging out of BAE Systems’ giant construction hall 16 May & carefully lowered into the water on 17 May.Artful,3rd of 7 highly complex Astute class submarines being designed & built for Royal Navy,will now begin next phase of test & commissioning process ahead of sea trials next year.

“ launches latest class submarine, designed and built for

HMS Courageous (S50) was a Churchill-class nuclear fleet submarine in service with the Royal Navy from 1971. In 1982, the Courageous was sent with her sister ship, HMS Conqueror, with the British task force to retake the Falkland Islands from the occupying Argentine forces. She returned home later in the year without damage. The Courageous was retired from service in 1992. She is now a museum ship at Devonport Dockyard.

HMS Courageous (S50) was a Churchill-class nuclear fleet submarine in service with the Royal Navy from 1971. In 1982, the Courageous was sent with her sister ship, HMS Conqueror, with the British task force to retake the Falkland Islands from the occupying Argentine forces. She returned home later in the year without damage. The Courageous was retired from service in 1992. She is now a museum ship at Devonport Dockyard.

Artful, the third highly-complex Astute class submarine designed and built by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy, appears outside her constructi...

Third of Britain's £1billion Astute class submarines finally launched

Artful, the third highly-complex Astute class submarine designed and built by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy, appears outside her construction hall for the first time

HMS Astute BAE Systems Submarine Solutions shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness

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HMS Astute BAE Systems Submarine Solutions shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness

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