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HMS Victorious arrives in Plymouth

The maintenance programme on the Vanguard-class submarine, taking place in Babcock’s Devonport facility, will sustain more than 1,000 jobs in the south west region and will see the boat modernised and improved to continue operational patrols into the 2030s.

The multimillion pound, long-term programme will involve 1,000 Babcock employees from those working directly on the boat to others working in production, design, commissioning and the wider supply chain.

HMS Victorious’ arrival is in tandem with significant investment in the naval base’s facilities, creating additional jobs for people in the region. As well as supporting the maintenance of existing and future classes of submarine, it will also enhance Devonport Dockyard’s ability to deliver major defence projects.

Brigadier Mike Tanner, commander of HMNB Devonport, said: “I am delighted to announce that the work has begun to prepare HMS Victorious as she commences her major refit

“This activity will sustain jobs and key skills for the City of Plymouth and wider south-west region for the foreseeable future.”

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