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Astute SSN

Actual Specifications
Dived displacement 7800 tonnes
Length overall 97 metres / 318 ft,
Beam 11m
Speed 29 knots dived
Deep Diving Depth 300m
Complement 98 (inc at-sea trainees)
Main armament mix of Spearfish and TLAM
Preliminary Specifications
  High Low
Length 300 ft 9 in (91.7 m)
Beam 35 ft 5 in (10.8 m) 34 ft (10.4 m)
Displacement (surfaced/submerged) 6300/6800 t 5900/6500 t
Surface speed Unknown
Submerged speed 32 kts 29 kts
Crew 110 100
Armament
  • 5 or 6 tubes for Spearfish torpedoes
  • Royal Navy Sub-Harpoon (RNSH)
  • 36 to 38 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAM)
  • decoys and ESM
  • BAe Systems SMCS fire control






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