The end of the Polaris era
showing a Resolution class submarine.
There were 4
submarines in this class - Resolution, Repulse, Renown & Revenge.
Each submarine was
capable of carrying sixteen A3 Polaris missiles with a range of 2500 nautical miles.
Repulse was the last of the 4 Polaris submarines to be decommissioned in August 1996.
Over a period of 28 years' service
beginning in 1968 these four submarines completed a staggering 229 unbroken
patrols and never once fired a weapon in anger.
In the background
it is possible to see the Faslane landscape during this period.