Polaris Nuclear Submarine "Renown" (Incident)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3 December 1969.

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Photo of Dr David Owen Dr David Owen , Plymouth, Sutton 12:00, 3 December 1969

H.M.S. "Renown" collided with the M.V. "Moyle" while carrying out work-up exercises in the Irish Sea on the night of 13th October. There were no casualties. Both vessels suffered some damage but the "Renown" was operational again the next day. H.M.S. "Renown's" commanding officer is to be tried by court-martial.