Bremerton, Wash. (Feb. 2, 2004) The Ohio class fleet ballistic missile submarine USS Michigan (SSBN 727) enters into the Puget sound naval shipyard and intermediate maintenance facility to commence engineered refueling overhaul and eventual conversion from a fleet ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) to a guided missile submarine (SSGN). U.S Navy photo. (RELEASED)
Awe-inspiring photos of Trident missile streaking over San Francisco
Cmdr. Ryan Parry, of the Navy’s Third Fleet, said the Navy Strategic Systems Programs conducted the scheduled test flight at sea in the Pacific Test Range. Pictured: a Trident II (D5) missile underwater launch
The V-bombers were the original British Nuclear Deterrent in the 1950's, and have since been replaced by Trident. HMS Vanguard was the first of four submarines to be launched, carrying out the first Trident missile test in 1994.
Royal Navy Vanguard Class submarine HMS Vigilant returning to HMNB Clyde after her extended deployment. The four Vanguard-class submarines form the UK's strategic nuclear deterrent force. Each of the the four boats is armed with Trident 2 D5 nuclear missiles. Like all our submarines, the Vanguard Class are steam powered, their reactors converting water into steam to drive the engines and generate electricity.