HMS Astute (S119)

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HMS Astute (S119) is the lead ship of her class of nuclear-powered attack submarines. She was laid down on January 31, 2001, 100 years to the day since the keel was laid down for USS Holland, the first modern submarine.

Astute is the second submarine of the Royal Navy to be named for the characteristic of shrewdness and discernment. The first was HMS Astute (P447), an Amphion class submarine launched during World War II.

See HMS Astute for other ships of the same name.

Astute-class submarine

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