- Ex-HMS Swiftsure is the first retired RN nuclear-powered submarine to be dismantled and recycled
- Stage 1 dismantling is expected to complete before the end of this year
Removal of low-level nuclear waste from the decommissioned Royal Navy (RN) nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) ex-HMS Swiftsure is planned to complete later this year, marking the end of first-stage dismantling, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has told Jane’s .
Ex-Swiftsure – retired from service in 1992 – is the first former RN nuclear-powered submarine to be dismantled and recycled, and is being used as a demonstrator for the Submarine Dismantling Project (SDP).
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