The world's most advanced hunter-killer submarine, HMS Anson, £1.3bn of both naval stealth and striking power – able to gather vital intelligence, protect other Royal Navy vessels from threats above and below the waves and destroy enemy military infrastructure with pinpoint accuracy, was welcomed into the Royal Navy fleet at a ceremony in Barrow.
The Royal Navy's next attack submarine is one step closer to entering service after completing a major milestone. HMS Anson was submerged completely in a 'trim dive' at Devonshire Dock in Barrow.
The name of the Royal Navy's newest, most capable Astute Class submarine has been formally announced Friday, HMS Anson. She’s the fifth in her class, and is being named after Admiral of the Fleet George Anson (1697-1762) who is noted for his circumnavigation of the globe and his role overseeing the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War.