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HMS Churchill (S46)

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HMS Churchill was the first of three nuclear fleet submarines that served with the Royal Navy. [1]

14 relations: Barrow-in-Furness, Ceremonial ship launching, Fleet submarine, Harpoon (missile), Keel laying, Mary Soames, Pump-jet, Rolls-Royce PWR, Royal Navy, Ship commissioning, Tigerfish (torpedo), Torpedo tube, Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering, Winston Churchill.


Barrow-in-Furness, commonly known as Barrow, is a town and borough in Cumbria, England.

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Ceremonial ship launching

Ceremonial ship launching is the process of transferring a vessel to the water.

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Fleet submarine

A fleet submarine is a submarine with the speed, range, and endurance to operate as part of a navy's Battle Fleet.

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Harpoon (missile)

The Harpoon is an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system, developed and manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing Defense, Space & Security).

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Keel laying

Laying the keel or laying down is the formal recognition of the start of a ship's construction.

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Mary Soames

Mary Soames, Baroness Soames, (née Spencer-Churchill; 15 September 1922 – 31 May 2014) was the youngest of the five children of Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine.

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A view of pump-jets operating ''Discovery'' jet ski pump jet Rear view of pump-jet on a Mark 50 torpedo A pump-jet, hydrojet, or water jet is a marine system that creates a jet of water for propulsion.

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Rolls-Royce PWR

The Rolls-Royce pressurised water reactor (PWR) series has powered British nuclear submarines since the, commissioned in 1966.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Ship commissioning

Ship commissioning is the act or ceremony of placing a ship in active service, and may be regarded as a particular application of the general concepts and practices of project commissioning.

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Tigerfish (torpedo)

The Mk 24 Tigerfish torpedo was a heavyweight acoustic homing torpedo used by the Royal Navy (RN) for several years.

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Torpedo tube

A torpedo tube is a cylinder shaped device for launching torpedoes.

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Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering

Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering, Ltd (VSEL) was a shipbuilding company based at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria in northwest England that built warships, civilian ships, submarines and armaments.

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Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 187424 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Churchill_(S46)

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