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Nuclear subs collide in Atlantic

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:16 pm
by Egaladeist
A Royal Navy nuclear submarine was involved in a collision with a French nuclear sub in the middle of the Atlantic, the MoD has confirmed.

HMS Vanguard and Le Triomphant were badly damaged in the crash in heavy seas earlier this month.

First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Jonathon Band said the submarines came into contact at low speed and no injuries were reported.

Both the UK and France insisted nuclear security had not been compromised.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7892294.stm

Re: Nuclear subs collide in Atlantic

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:47 pm
by Aspman
I've been on the sister boat of Vanguard, HMS Vengeance.

To have had a big bump in that must have been sh1t scary.

Re: Nuclear subs collide in Atlantic

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:48 pm
by SirDice
Brown trouser time :mrgreen:

Re: Nuclear subs collide in Atlantic

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:49 pm
by |3lack|ce
I'm sure it would've been much worse, but at the last instant, Le Triomphant surrendered.

Re: Nuclear subs collide in Atlantic

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:41 pm
by keezel
at the last instant, Le Triomphant surrendered.
:rolf6: I LOL'd.

I was playing a military sort of game last night, and the French were randomly picked as my allies. I kid you not, halfway through the game my allies surrendered. I'm like "Hey!! This game is too realistic!!"