Navy

HMS Talent Welcomed To New Home In Faslane

The Trafalgar-class attack submarine arrived at HM Naval Base Clyde from her former home in Plymouth.

HMS Talent arrives at HM Naval Base Clyde, which will be home to all of the UK’s submarines by 2020 (Picture: MOD).

HMS Talent has been welcomed to her new home at HM Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde.

The Trafalgar-class attack submarine had operated from HMNB Devonport in Plymouth for nearly 30 years.

It comes in the latest step in Clyde's transformation into the Submarine Centre of Specialisation.

Placing the name sign (Picture: MOD).

The vessel completed a multi-million-pound refit last year, and will now join the Astute-class subs HMS Astute, HMS Ambush, HMS Artful, and Vanguard-class boats HMS Vanguard, HMS Victorious, HMS Vigilant and HMS Vengeance at the Scottish base.

HMNB Clyde - commonly known throughout the Navy as Faslane - will be home to all of the UK’s submarines by 2020. 

The Head of the Royal Navy Submarine Service, Rear Admiral John Weale, said: “The Clyde Community warmly welcomes the men of HMS Talent as they settle into their new life on the Loch.” 

The base, which includes the port at Faslane and RNAD Coulport, is home to the UK’s strategic nuclear deterrent, mine counter-measures vessels and patrol boats are also based there.