The Astute class is the latest class of nuclear-powered fleet submarines in service with the Royal Navy. The class sets a new standard for the Royal Navy in terms of weapons load, communication facilities and acoustic silencing. The boats are being constructed by BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines at Barrow-in-Furness. Seven boats will be constructed: the first of class, Astute, was launched by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in 2007, commissioned in 2010, and declared fully operational in May 2014. The Astute-class are the replacements for the Trafalgar-class and the Swiftsure-class fleet submarines in Royal Navy service.
| ||Boat||Pennant No.||Status||Ordered||Laid down||Launched||Date of commission|
|Astute||1||S119||Active in service||17 March 1997||31 January 2001||8 June 2007||27 August 2010|
|Ambush||2||S120||Active in service||17 March 1997||22 October 2003||6 January 2011||1 March 2013|
|Artful||3||S121||Active in service||17 March 1997||11 March 2005||17 May 2014||18 March 2016 |
|Audacious||4||S122||Under construction||21 May 2007||24 March 2009|| ||In service 2018|
|Anson||5||S123||Under construction||25 March 2010||13 October 2011|| ||In service 2020|
|Agamemnon||6||S124||Under construction||25 March 2010||18 July 2013|| ||In service 2022|
|Ajax / Boat 7||7||S125||Confirmed, steel cut|| || || ||In service 2024|
Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.
We offer our Astute Class Submarine Models in several popular size/scale offerings for easy ordering and selection. However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!
Our submarine models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models. Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany. Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate. Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.
The model build time is generally 16-20 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping. Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee: In the unlikely event you are not completely satisfied with your model and wish to return it, notify us within 7 days of the model delivery and we will issue a refund or exchange.
FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.
Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.
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