Nuclear submarine spotted off Cleethorpes as Royal Navy considers post-Brexit base on Humber. Several onlookers claim to have seen a Vanguard-class ballistic missile submarine as rumours grow a detachment will be based in the area. Sources “close to the Navy” claim at least one or two of the UK’s four multi billion-pound Trident missile-packing submarines may soon be part of a detachment based at a small naval base to be constructed in the Humber area, potentially further down the estuary. They suggest government defence strategists believe it prudent to transfer some of the nation’s nuclear deterrent from HMNB Clyde at Faslane, Scotland, to “a remote part of the English coast” in order to reinforce the naval fleet in the North Sea post-Brexit. The risk of another Scottish independence referendum resulting in a break-up of the union in the coming years is also claimed to be a factor as the Government looks to the future of its Trident programme.
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