HMS Audacious

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 21st February 2019.

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Photo of Douglas Chapman Douglas Chapman Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence Procurement & Nuclear Disarmament)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when HMS Audacious is planned to begin (a) sea trials and (b) service.

Photo of Douglas Chapman Douglas Chapman Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence Procurement & Nuclear Disarmament)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when sea trials of HMS Anson will commence; and when she will be in service.

Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

AUDACIOUS commenced manufacture in 2007 and is expected to enter sea trials later this year. ANSON commenced manufacture in 2010 and is expected to enter sea trials in the early 2020s. The planned in-service dates for Royal Navy submarines are withheld as disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.

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