Nuclear vessels still languish at Fife dockyard 25 years after pledge against submarine graveyard. A quarter of a century has passed since it was pledged Rosyth dockyard would not become a graveyard for decommissioned submarines. Seven of the vessels, which contain radioactive material, have languished for decades at the Fife dock awaiting dismantling by the Ministry of Defence. They include HMS Dreadnought, the UK’s first nuclear-powered submarine which was retired from service in 1980. It was during a visit to Rosyth in January 1995 that the then defence procurement minister Roger Freeman made the statement.
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