Sub aground off Kyleakin & wishful thinking

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Sub aground off Kyleakin & wishful thinking

Postby ParaHandy » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:36 pm

Some Admiral/Captain/MOD types are desperately hoping the sub did indeed go aground on a falling tide. The next really decent-ish tide is at end of the first week in November ...

That's the second, within a month, v. expensive navy ship, HMS Daring being the other, straight from the builders yard [which the Captain's are determined to drive] into the knackers.

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Re: Sub aground off Kyleakin & wishful thinking

Postby claymore » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:25 pm

There is a video clip via the Independent - the commentary speaks of the 39000 panels making it able to sit unseen in coastal waters.
Perhaps the plug must have been switched off - the Sub is there as plain as the boil on Para's bum

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Re: Sub aground off Kyleakin & wishful thinking

Postby jim.r » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:02 pm

probably an insurance scam, write them off, get the market value back, and save the running costs.

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Re: Sub aground off Kyleakin & wishful thinking

Postby NorthUp2 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:18 pm

Wishful thinking- if he'd parked it a bit closer in, we could leave her there and plug her into the grid- cancel a few windfarm contracts?

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Re: Sub aground off Kyleakin & wishful thinking

Postby MacUalraig » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:53 am

I've done a post about it on, hope you enjoy it

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Re: Sub aground off Kyleakin & wishful thinking

Postby Booby Trapper » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:52 pm

I heard a rumour that due to defence cutbacks it came from the yard with OpenCPN, a dodgy set of CM93 charts and a toughbook off Ebay. :lol:
On second thoughts if it did this incedent probably wouldn't have happened.

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submarine anchor...

Postby Gardenshed » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:54 am

he should have had a rocna or perhaps a bruce or maybe a CQR ready to chuck off the bow when he realised that he was drifting onto the putty.
what is the best anchor for a 1.2billion neuclear sub?

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Re: Sub aground off Kyleakin & wishful thinking

Postby Falkirkdan » Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:22 am

Proof once again that the most useless thing you can have on a yacht is a naval officer. :) :)

Following this grounding it is reported the sub limped back to Faslane for repairs, thank goodness no one dropped a depth charge on her.

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