UK Starts Building Third Dreadnought Class Ballistic Missile Submarine

Sputnik – 09.02.2023

Work has begun on building the United Kingdom’s third Dreadnought class ballistic missile submarine Warspite in the north of England, BAE Systems announced in a press release on Thursday.

“BAE Systems has today marked the start of construction of the third Dreadnought class submarine Warspite at its shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria,” the release said.

Warspite is the third of four Dreadnought class ballistic missile submarines being designed and built by BAE Systems, the company stated.

“Due to enter service from the early 2030s, the boats will carry the UK’s nuclear deterrent and be the biggest, most powerful and technically advanced submarines ever delivered to the Royal Navy,” BAE said in the press release.

Construction of the first two submarines, Dreadnought and Valiant, is already well underway, the company added.

UK Defense Procurement Minister Alex Chalk described the Dreadnought class submarines as crucial to maintaining the nation’s national security, according to the release.


One Response to “UK Starts Building Third Dreadnought Class Ballistic Missile Submarine”

  1. Aldous says:

    “Due to enter service from the early 2030s…” Ridiculous.
    First off, we’ll be lucky to get to this time next year the way things are shaping up, never mind 2030.
    Secondly, the Ruskies will reduce the shipyard at Barrow-in-Furness to ashes along with a lot of other places that are starting to get on their nerves.
    Russia’s unstoppable hypersonic missiles reaching 6 – 7 times the speed of sound have changed the military landscape. Russia does not need to use tactical nukes but has made it clear that they will if NATO uses them first.
    These precision weapons that can hit a postage stamp on an envelope in a darkened room can destroy any target without the need for nukes.
    With Russian and Chinese subs lurking off the Eastern Seaboard, is the USA prepared to sacrifice the likes of NYC and Chicago for a corrupt failed state like Ukraine?
    I very much doubt it.