British Royal Navy HMS Resolution S-22, Royal Navy`s first ballistic missile submarines
The lead boat of four Resolution class, Royal Navy`s first ballistic missile submarines, laid down by Vickers Armstrong, Barrow on February 26, 1964; launched on September 15, 1966 and commissioned October 12, 1967.
After commissioning in 1967 she underwent a long period of first of class sea trials culminating in the firing of her first Polaris missile targeted at the US Air Force eastern test range, on February 15, 1968 off Cape Kennedy. Resolution commenced her first operational patrol on June 15, 1968, beginning 28 years of unbroken Polaris patrols.
Resolution received the Chevaline, Polaris upgrade, in 1984. She conducted the longest Polaris patrol, lasting 108 days, in 1991.
Paid off on October 22, 1994 after 69 patrols and subsequently laid up at Rosyth awaiting a safe means of disposal.
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