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"Astute" stealth sub runs aground...

... which means that irony gets to add another tick in the "win" column, Vessel Naming category.

BBC News - Nuclear submarine HMS Astute runs aground off Skye

as seen in the picture in the article above, the Brits stubbornly hold true to tradition and even their latest greatest submarines produce a proud cloud above the stack- steampunk lives on.
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One would think the Brits with all their experience and local knowledge, not to mention modern technology, could avoid this..... Guess it really does happen to everyone.

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"Uhhh...admiral? Glad I caught you at the office. This is the captain of the Astute. You wouldn't happen to have a tide chart would ya?"

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Now, all aboard call be considered sailors since they've gone aground?
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[QUOTE=bljones;657620]... which means that irony gets to add another tick in the "win" column, Vessel Naming category.

well said!!!
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Thats an absolute shame ...The poor capt...might loose his commission over this.

But I like this quote

"Aside from attack capabilities, it is able to sit in waters off the coast undetected,

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I read that the boat has done away with the old hand steering in place of an electronic autopilot. Something tells me they forgot to do their three spins to set the compass!!

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makes me wonder how many of these nuclear machines (when armed too!) have incidents that we never hear about....

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Eye-witness Ross McKerlich said the submarine was about a mile from his home and appeared slightly tilted.
been there, done that.

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I guess the navigator never saw "Hunt for Red October"; dead reckoning through canyons.

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