List of submarines of the Royal Navy

This is a list of Royal Navy submarines, arranged chronologically. Submarines that are currently active and commissioned are shown below in bold.

Petro-electric submarines

Pre-Second World War

Second World War to mid-1950s

Late 1950s to late 1980s

From HMS Porpoise Royal Navy submarines were given their own "S" pennant numbers.

1990s to mid-2020s

Late 2020s onwards

  • Dreadnought class (PWR3 nuclear-powered ballistic missile)[2]
    • Dreadnought, ordered - first elements of construction underway in 2016[3]
    • Valiant, ordered
    • Warspite, ordered
    • King George VI, ordered

See also


  1. Jim Dorschner (27 May 2009). "Special Delivery". Jane's Defence Weekly. 46 (21): 28.
  2. "New Successor Submarines Named" (Press release). 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  3. "New nuclear submarine given famous naval name". BBC News. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
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