HMS Splendid: final journey

On 19 August the nuclear submarine HMS Splendid has sailed for the final time from its base in Faslane to Devonport for decommissioning after 22 years in "service". The sub was still in use during the recent war on Iraq and, according to the British Navy, was the vessel filmed by the BBC firing missiles at Iraqi targets. It had returned to Falsane after its Iraq role on 17 July 2003.

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