Longest Dreadnought unit yet enters Devonshire Dock Hall
The longest ever ‘mega-unit’ so far for Dreadnought Boat 1 has been moved down the road into BAE Systems Submarines’ Devonshire Dock Hall (DDH) in Barrow-in-Furness.
At more than 20m, it was the longest submarine unit to move by road since the 30m+ fore-end mega-unit moved to the DDH for the final Vanguard boat in the mid-1990s.
This mega-unit will now take its place on the Dreadnought build line as we continue construction of the next generation of deterrent submarine. Three of the four Dreadnought submarines are currently under construction in Barrow and will deploy into the Royal Navy fleet in the early 2030s.
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