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28 Oct 08. Nuclear-powered Submarines: Decommissioning. The Defence Equipment Minister said (28 Oct 08) that the ISOLUS Project Team “continues to take forward technical and siting issues….with a technical options study due to conclude by the end of this year….”.
Comment: ISOLUS stands for ‘Interim Storage Of Laid Up Submarines’. Eight SSN are stored afloat at HM Naval Base Devonport with four SSBN and three SSN at Rosyth Dockyard, but there is only limited capacity for further such storage. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 0843, 03 Nov 08)