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Britain's longest serving nuclear submarine was given its final send off today after nearly thirty years in service.
Plymouth-based HMS Tireless has spent much of its time working in secret all over the world. Richard Lawrence reports.
The formal decommissioning of the nuclear-powered submarine, HMS Tireless, has taken place at Devonport.
At 30-years-old, she's Britain's longest serving submarine so, HAD to have her own cake. The vessel's Commanding Officer, Commander Hywel Griffiths, did the honours.
A service is being held to mark the decommissioning of HMS Tireless, Britain's longest serving submarine. The Royal Marines band has just played Mr Blue Sky during the inspection of the ship's company.
The nuclear-powered submarine returned to Devonport for the last time two weeks ago after helping in the search for the missing Malaysian airliner off Australia.
The 30-year-old boat holds the record for the longest submarine deployment: ten months away from base.