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HMS Splendid (1997). In 1997 the BBC were allowed on board HMS Splendid – one of the Royal Navy’s twelve Hunter-Killer submarines – to record one of the most important missions of her career. Nuclear powered to ruthlessly seek out and destroy other submarines and warships, Hunter-Killer submarines are usually subject to the highest levels of security. This record of HMS Splendid from her base in Faslane on a three month undersea mission via the Panama Canal to San diego where the submarine is charged with the vital task of firing the Royal Navy’s first ever Tomahawk Cruise Missle. Life on board is captured in vivid detail, from the control room to the galley with officers and ratings providing a unique insight into one of the most dangerous and demanding jobs in the world. In addition to the Sand Diego mission, the series also takes you on board HMS Trafalgar to follow HMS Splendid’s new Lieutenant Commander through ‘Perisher’ – the selection course for the submarine service – and on simulated combat exercises with submarines, warships and helicopters in the North Sea.

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For all of you who who like to re-watch HMS Splendid (1997), here is the full episodes synopsis below. Please Enjoy.

HMS Splendid (1997) S01E01 – Episode 1 – Aired 12th May 1999 21:30 – The first in a three-part documentary series looking behind the scenes at life on board HMS Splendid, an attack submarine with a crew of 130. Lt Cdr Nick Hine has set his heart on the job of second-in-command, but first he must complete the extremely tough Captains' Qualifying Course.

HMS Splendid (1997) S01E02 – Episode 2 – Aired 19th May 1999 21:35 – Continuing the documentary series about HMS Splendid. The submarine has been chosen to go to San Diego, California, where she will be the first British submarine to fire a Tomahawk cruise missile. But first she and her crew must prove themselves in a simulated war.

HMS Splendid (1997) S01E03 – Episode 3 – Aired 26th May 1999 21:35 – Concluding the three-part documentary series looking behind the scenes at life on board HMS Splendid, an attack submarine with a crew of 130. Surfacing for the passage through the Panama Canal gives the men a chance to breathe some fresh air and pick up mail from home. Splendid then continues her passage to San Diego, where she will become the first British warship since the Civil War to fire a weapon on American soil.
 
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