Today the nuclear submarine HMS Victorious S29 of the British Navy interrupted missions due to a fire on board
The HMS Victorious S29 Vanguard-class nuclear submarine of the Royal Navy was forced to abort a secret mission and return to base due to a fire that broke out on board. It is reported by The Sun.
The British publication, citing sources in the Ministry of Defense, reports that a strategic submarine carrying Trident II intercontinental ballistic missiles was forced to return to its Clyde base, located in Scotland, due to a fire on board. Details of the incident are not given, and there is no information about any damage, but judging by the decision to interrupt some kind of “secret mission”, they are still present.
According to sources, because of the fire, the submarine had to surface in the North Atlantic Ocean, the decision was made because of the smoke generated as a result of the fire. After surfacing, the submarine was ventilated, and she headed for the place of permanent deployment.
Victorious was equipped with Trident II missiles when the fire broke out.
– the source said, adding that nothing is known about the submarine’s mission, but it was not a standard combat duty. The command of the Navy also refused to give any information, saying that they do not comment on the combat missions of the submarines.
HMS Victorious S29 is the second Vanguard-class submarine in the Royal Navy. Entered service in 1995, carries 16 Trident II intercontinental ballistic missiles.