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HMS Aeneas (P427)

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Name  HMS Aeneas (P427)
Laid down  10 October 1944
Fate  Scrapped, 1974
Launched  25 October 1945
Namesake  Aeneas
Commissioned  31 July 1946
Construction started  10 October 1944
Builder  Cammell Laird
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Class and type  Amphion-class submarine

HMS Aeneas (P427), named after the hero Aeneas from Greek mythology, was an Amphion-class submarine of the Royal Navy, built by Cammell Laird and launched 9 October 1945.


Service History

Aeneas took part in the Coronation Review of the Fleet to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

Aeneas played the part of the M1 submarine in the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice.

In 1972 Aeneas was hired by Vickers for use in what proved to be successful trials of the Submarine-Launched Airflight Missile (SLAM) system, an anti aircraft system using a cluster of four Shorts Blowpipe missiles on an extendable mast, allowing attacks against low flying aircraft while the submarine was at periscope depth.

Aeneas was broken up in 1974.

On 26 September 2012 DNCS at the company's Le Mourillon plant announced plans to design and build a submarine canister-based air defence weapon based on MBDA's Mistral. The concept is based on the British SLAM, Submarine Launched Airflight Missile which was based on the Blowpipe developed by Vickers in the 1970s, not to be confused with the American SLAM Stand off Land Attack Missile, and used on HMS Aeneas.


  • Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475. 
  • Submarines in Colour by Bill Gunston - Blandford Colour Series - Blandford - 1976 - ISBN 0-7137-0780-1
  • References

    HMS Aeneas (P427) Wikipedia

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