Royal Navy submarine HMS Trenchant has broken through the ice of the North Pole with two US submarines to bring Ice Exercise 18 to an end. A few weeks after punching through the ice off Alaska, the hunter-killer submarine emerged at the top of the world some 2,750 miles from – and 37 degrees Celsius colder than – her home base of Plymouth. Trenchant joined the USS … [Read more...] about Royal Navy submarine HMS Trenchant breaks through North Pole ice
Royal Navy submarine HMS Trenchant has broken through the metre-thick ice of the Arctic Ocean to join two US boats on a major exercise. Ice Exercise 18 (ICEX) is a series of demanding trials in the frigid climate of the Arctic Circle, designed to test submariners' skills in operating under the Arctic ice cap. HMS Trenchant joins US submarines USS Connecticut and USS … [Read more...] about Royal Navy submarine HMS Trenchant breaks through Arctic Ice
The crew of Plymouth-based Royal Navy submarine HMS Trenchant is preparing for life at sea after a refit – by training on land! HMS Trenchant may still be alongside in Devonport Naval Base with her engineers busy finishing the final stages of her maintenance period - but that has not stopped the command team moving onto planning for going to sea and rejoining the operational … [Read more...] about Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trenchant prepares for life at sea – on land!
The crew of the nuclear-powered Royal Navy hunter killer submarine HMS Trenchant staged a ceremony in Plymouth today (Friday) marking the vessel’s readiness for operations. Families were also treated to a day out with members of the crew to say thank you for their valued continued support - especially while the submarine is deployed, with little contact with home. The … [Read more...] about HMS Trenchant rejoins the Fleet
Royal Navy submariners from HMS Trenchant received a joyful welcome home to their base-port in Plymouth after a record 11-month patrol by a UK attack submarine. The nuclear-powered submarine was met by about 200 families and friends at HM Naval Base, Devonport, after 335 days away - the longest Trafalgar Class submarine deployment, beating the old record by HMS Tireless by 12 … [Read more...] about HMS Trenchant home from record patrol
Two Plymouth-based Royal Naval crews met in mid-ocean from the submarine HMS Trenchant and the frigate HMS Monmouth. The rendezvous also allowed some sailors a rare opportunity to swap roles and experience life above or beneath the waves respectively. Lieutenant Ian Shropshall Royal Navy, operations officer onboard HMS Trenchant, showed his appreciation for some time ‘up … [Read more...] about HMS Monmouth meets HMS Trenchant
Newly qualified Royal Naval submariners have been presented with their ‘Dolphin’ badges by a World War Two veteran ‘hero’.. The sailors of the Plymouth-based submarine HMS Trenchant were honoured to be presented with the customary badge in the form of two dolphins by fellow submariner Lieutenant Commander Robert Read, 92, (retired). Rob was a former navigator of a previous … [Read more...] about WW2 Submariner visits modern Plymouth submarine
HMS Trenchant the Nuclear Powered Trafalgar Class Submarine (SSGN 17) returned to Devonport today following a very busy year. Deployments to the North Atlantic, Mediterranean and more recently, East of Suez have kept the submarine almost consistently at sea or at immediate readiness for ten out of the last twelve months. She sailed from Devonport in February 2008 and spent … [Read more...] about HMS Trenchant returns to Devonport from deployment east of Suez