Royal Navy’s Submarine Returns to Devonport, UK

Royal Navy's Submarine Returns to Devonport, UK

Talent sailed in the new year completing her Basic Operational Sea Training in short order and achieved a Very Satisfactory assessment from by the staff of Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) – the Royal Navy’s training organisation. A brief period alongside Devonport followed before HMS Talent made her return to operations by crossing the equator and entering the Southern Hemisphere.

Taking a break from operations, HMS Talent paid a visit to Simon’s Town, South Africa, the first visit from a UK submarine since 2010, furthering relations with the South African Navy and allowing the Ship’s Company a well deserved run ashore.

So far this year, Talent has logged over 20000 Nautical Miles and now enters a Long Assisted Maintenance Period (LAMP) in preparation for further operations later this year.

Naval Today Staff, July 17, 2012; Image: Royal Navy