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Trafalgar Class Attack Submarines

Type

Nuclear-powered attack submarine

Builder

Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd (VSEL)

Operator

Royal Navy

Crew

130

Displacement

5,200t dived

Length

85.4m

Beam

9.8m

Draught

9.5m

Maximum Speed

20kt surfaced and 32kt dived

Diving depth

400m (operational); 600m (maximum)

Missiles

Tomahawk Block IV land attack cruise missiles

Torpedoes

5 x 533mm torpedo tubes for missiles and Spearfish torpedo (total of 30 carried)

Decoys

2 x SSE Mk 8 launchers for Type 2066 and Type 2071 torpedo decoys

Systems

Acoustic countermeasures system and Eddystone communications-band electronic support measures (CESM) system

Sonar

Thales Underwater Systems Type 2076

Radar

Collision avoidance radar

Nuclear reactor

1 x Rolls-Royce PWR1 pressurised water cooled

Turbines

2 x GEC turbines
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