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Offline hrmmmm

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Submarine..........what submarine.
« on: Feb 16, 2009, 02:56PM »
Found this while trawling the net whilst at home sick.

A BRITISH and a French submarine, both of them nuclear-powered and carrying nuclear weapons, collided in the Atlantic Ocean earlier this month, The Sun newspaper reported.

The British tabloid said HMS Vanguard and France's Le Triomphant were both damaged in the incident, but there were no reports of damage to the nuclear parts. The British sub has now been towed to Faslane in Scotland for repair.

Both vessels - between them carrying about 250 sailors - were reportedly submerged and on separate missions when they crashed on February 3 or 4.

The Ministry of Defence refuses to comment on submarine operations but a spokesman said: "We can confirm that the UK's deterrent capability has remained unaffected at all times and there has been no compromise to nuclear safety."

HMS Vanguard is one of four nuclear submarines operated by the British military as part of its Trident system, and one is always on deterrent patrol.

Each vessel is 150 metres long and 13 metres in diameter, and can carry up to 48 nuclear warheads on a maximum of 16 missiles.

Doesn't this remind you of the racq insurance add where the man hit's a charter boat in his little tinny and claims he didn't see it, then his wife runs around with a blanket on her head and arms waving yelling 'Charter boat..........what charter boat'.  All that technology in an ocean that big and the still manage to crash into each other. 

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Re: Submarine..........what submarine.
« Reply #1 on: Feb 17, 2009, 01:48AM »
ya thats pretty funny, where are you if not in oz?
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Re: Submarine..........what submarine.
« Reply #2 on: Mar 5, 2009, 11:48PM »
...submarines are pretty hard to see... they probably didn't know they were there until it was too late to change course.

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Re: Submarine..........what submarine.
« Reply #3 on: Mar 6, 2009, 12:12AM »
...submarines are pretty hard to see...
That's why they invented sonar. :P
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