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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Don’t tell Moscow: Five of Britain's six nuclear subs held up in the repair shed

HMS Ambush (S120)Britain has just one nuclear-powered submarine on active patrol, after defects and routine repairs left the remainder of the fleet in port.

Of the Royal Navy’s six hunter-killer and attack boats in service, four are in dock while a fifth has been beset by a series of problems.

The capability gap is revealed just days after Finland had to fire depth charges after reports a Russian submarine had entered its waters. Only the Astute is on active operation.

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