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Title:UNITED KINGDOM TRIDENT II TECHNICAL PROGRESS REPORT SEPTEMBER 1990 [Main Title]
Film Number:ADM 6921
Other titles:MISCELLANEOUS OLD ADMIRALTY BUILDING TAPES [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Detailed overview of the preparations for the Trident nuclear submarine service.
Description: Brief profile of Resolution Class (Polaris) submarines fulfilling their defence role, followed by an introduction to their replacement, the Vanguard Class Trident submarines. New construction hall at Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd (VSEL), Barrow-in-Furness: Commander Tim Grant (captain of the soon-to-be-launched HMS Vanguard) discusses the capabilities of the submarine, coupled with illustrative footage of the sub under construction. At the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane in Scotland, Commodore John Kelly discusses developments at the site, including the new ship lift under construction, plus new jetties and other facilities. Views of new complex being built at RNAD Coulport including an explosives handling depot and magazines for the storage of explosive components. Construction of nuclear refitting facility at the Royal Dockyard Rosyth (also models giving an impression of the finished facility). Finally, Commander Mike Worrell of the Royal Navy's Strategic Systems School discusses the Trident training facility at Faslane.