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British Nuclear Submarine runs ground off Isle of Skye


gijoe

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The Royal Navy needed this like a hole in the head with the week that is in it. The HMS Astute, the newest and most modern submarine in the Royal Navy, has run aground off the Isle of Skye. Looking at the video attached to the BBC report is gas. The Captain describing how high-tech it is, fly by wire technology, fibre optic persicopes etc, the Captain even pointing out that there are no 'steering wheels' needed to manovere the sub as it is all done at the push of a button - gas altogether. You could not make it up.
BBC News - Nuclear submarine HMS Astute runs aground off Skye
 


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"The stealthiest ever built in the UK"

But it can't move and its sticking up out of the water like a beached whale!?

"Aside from attack capabilities, it is able to sit in waters off the coast undetected, delivering the UK's special forces where needed "

Where, Scotland?

"The 39,000 acoustic panels which cover its surface mask its sonar signature, meaning it can sneak up on enemy warships and submarines alike, or lurk unseen and unheard at depth."

Ooooh stealthy!

 
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The Royal Navy needed this like a hole in the head with the week that is in it. The HMS Astute, the newest and most modern submarine in the Royal Navy, has run aground off the Isle of Skye. Looking at the video attached to the BBC report is gas. The Captain describing how high-tech it is, fly by wire technology, fibre optic persicopes etc, the Captain even pointing out that there are no 'steering wheels' needed to manovere the sub as it is all done at the push of a button - gas altogether. You could not make it up.
BBC News - Nuclear submarine HMS Astute runs aground off Skye

Lucky it didn't happen in Ireland. We'd be "the laughing stock of the world" dontcha know.
 

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I reckon the Captain, or the Officer on deck, as the case may be, will be for the high jump. Commanding some depot in Swansea will be that person's next appointment.
 

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I reckon the Captain, or the Officer on deck, as the case may be, will be for the high jump. Commanding some depot in Swansea will be that person's next appointment.
P45 if they are lucky.
 

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This thing is supposed to be able to drive itself, yet went straight through the buoys and into the rocks?

British engineering.

I had a Rover once, it never done what it was supposed to either ie. drive.
 

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It is one of the new Astute class...
 
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Speed bonny boat like a bird on the wing over the sea to Skye
Carry the load that is born to be King and crash when you touch the Skye.
Loud the waves crash, loud the crew roar, curses and swears rent the air.
Vanquished the foe, faces all red, wallow they would arsed bare.
 

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This thing is supposed to be able to drive itself, yet went straight through the buoys and into the rocks?

British engineering.

I had a Rover once, it never done what it was supposed to either ie. drive.
In fairness to the Brits, the submarine was undergoing sea trials. Like a test flight of a new type of aircraft, or a test drive of a new car model, this will always involve relatively high risks. The testing will commonly include pushing performance to the limits to establish what can go wrong, so it doesn't happen during a live mission.

Just saying...
 

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Speaking to the BBC last month, HMS Astute's commanding officer, Commander Andy Coles, said: "We have a brand new method of controlling the submarine, which is by plastform management ystem, rather than the old conventional way of doing everything of using your hands.
This guy sounds more like an office manager than a navy Comander.
 

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so it doesn't happen during a live mission.
Hope it does.

They better work out how to get water to cool the Nuclear engine or they will be wiping out a lot of innocent Scots.

Not that this sort of behaviour bothers them.
 

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Speed bonny boat like a bird on the wing over the sea to Skye
Carry the load that is born to be King and crash when you touch the Skye.
Loud the waves crash, loud the crew roar, curses and swears rent the air.
Vanquished the foe, faces all red, wallow they would arsed bare.
Captures the spirit perfectly Lazarus.

More stanzas to come?
 

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Hope it does.

They better work out how to get water to cool the Nuclear engine or they will be wiping out a lot of innocent Scots.

Not that this sort of behaviour bothers them.
You do know the Scots are British, don't you?
 

louis bernard

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Hope it does.

They better work out how to get water to cool the Nuclear engine or they will be wiping out a lot of innocent Scots.

Not that this sort of behaviour bothers them.
So you hope that a nuclear powered submarine has an accident or runs aground when it is on patrol? Was class of brainless gobsh*te are you?
 

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Hope it does.

They better work out how to get water to cool the Nuclear engine or they will be wiping out a lot of innocent Scots.

Not that this sort of behaviour bothers them.
Do you really think the British Royal Navy is indifferent to the prospect of civilian casualties arising from a critical reactor malfunction on a brand new submarine a few metres off the British coast?

Anyhow, there's nothing to indicate the reactor has any serious problems as you suggest. If the situation of the sub prevents adequate cooling of the reactor by primary means, then - apart from backup systems - the reactor can presumably be shutdown and the sub towed elsewhere for restart or repairs.
 

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Shutdown can take a while. Reports are there is quite a lot of steam currently coming from her.
 

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You do know the Scots are British, don't you?
Having observed his posting history, i think steeeeve actualy believes what he posts.

I always find it interesting who posters on here actually think the evil Brits are, not the Scottish or welsh, not people from Liverpool or Yorkshire, definitely not Cornwall, (which is apparently the occupied one county) possibly Dorset because that sounds like it is posh and definitely Kent and surrey because EVERYONE their is evil and rich and thinks they are the centre of a vast empire. (except the poor ones) Oh yes and the Brits are dreadfuly guilty of stereotyping everyone!!!
As for the sub, Haaar. But best to sort the steering on trials i suppose.

EDIT, of course not haaar if it atualy vaporises or radiates scotland, im not from kent. (BAST++ds
 

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