HMS Agamemnon

The Royal Navy’s sixth Astute-class submarine, HMS Agamemnon, has reached a significant milestone as it is formally named.

This state-of-the-art submarine is equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles and Spearfish torpedoes, allowing it to strike enemies on land and defend against threats underwater.

The naming ceremony took place at the Devonshire Dock Hall in Barrow-in-Furness, with VIPs, sponsors, and crew members present. Lady Sedwill, the submarine’s sponsor, addressed the attendees and blessed Agamemnon with a bottle of locally brewed beer.

The commanding officer, Commander David Crosby, expressed his honour in leading this submarine, while highlighting the importance of the event for the crew and their families. The submarine, named after Horatio Nelson’s favourite vessel, shares its predecessor’s characteristics of stealth and power.

With work set to continue in the coming months, Agamemnon will eventually join its sister submarines in the Royal Navy fleet. This milestone contributes to the UK nuclear submarine programme, emphasising the significance of BAE Systems and Barrow in delivering this national endeavour.

The Astute-class submarines are vital for the nation’s defence capabilities, and the completion of Agamemnon’s programme will further strengthen the Royal Navy’s capabilities. HMS Agamemnon will play a crucial role in the defence of the nation, providing a competitive edge for the Armed Forces for years to come. This program also supports thousands of jobs, demonstrating the commitment to investing in British sovereign capabilities.

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