Devonport is now home to 13 retired Royal Navy submarines – some of which were removed from service almost 30 years ago.

According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), a further seven rusting hulks are waiting to be recycled at Rosyth in Scotland, meaning there are a total of 20 Royal Navy submarines awaiting disposal – with seven more due to leave service by the mid-2030s.

»They were once at the vanguard of the UK’s Cold War effort but much of Britain’s former nuclear submarine fleet now lies rusting in Devonport dockyard with its radioactive cargo still intact. But how dangerous is it to live next to a nuclear graveyard?« asks BBC.