Submarine Rescue Consultancy: About Us
Stewart Little B.Sc.
The World's leading authority on the Management of Submarine Rescue.
A veteran of 34 years' service in the Royal Navy, almost all of which was spent in the Submarine
Flotilla, and with 20 years Submarine Rescue experience, Stewart Little has an unrivalled
breadth of knowledge and experience.
On successful completion of the Submarine Command Course "the Perisher" in 1992,
he served as XO of an SSBN, and then three shore based jobs, first dealing with
Acceptance, then a Headquarters appointment on the Staff of FOSM, responsible for SMER Policy
as well as AWW, SF Liaison and Introduction of TLAM and supporting doctrine.
This period in the mid-nineties began his long association with the NATO SMERWG,
which has lasted 20 years.
He then ran the Devonport Submarine Trainers, providing Command Team, Tactical Weapons,
Ship Control and Damage control training, assessment and certification to the SSN Fleet.
During this appointment he was recalled to UK Fleet HQ to run the UK response to the
From 2002 to 2004 he Commanded HMS UPHOLDER, and therefore became the last SSK CO in the RN.
In 2004 he joined the NSRS Project at the time of initial contract award, and saw NSRS
from operational requirement through Design and Manufacture through Acceptance off Contract
and into Operational Service, employed as Requirements, Acceptance and Operations Manager,
as well as Standing NSRS REC and CRF. He left the RN in 2012 to work as the NSRS Rescue Manager
for Rolls-Royce for 2 years before leaving to establish SRC.
Well known internationally, he has attended 14 SMERWG annual meetings and an equivalent
number of panels, including 7 years as Chairman of the Rescue/Ops panel.
He has planned and delivered 48 Submarine Rescue Exercises, involving mobilisation
from 14 different ports in 7 countries, operations from 15 different MOSHIPs and
mating exercises with 17 submarines from 9 nations.
SRC is dedicated to the improvement of Global Submarine Rescue, by increasing
knowledge and experience of Operating and HQ personnel.