HMS ASTUTE... Oops

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Submarine Tom, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    It appears the HMS ASTUTE (new British nuclear submarine) was not so astute when she went aground on sea trials yesterday.

    -Tom
     
  2. PAR
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    Sea trials are not only for the boat Tom.
     
  3. srimes
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    srimes Senior Member

    apparently they're not only for the sea either
     
  4. masrapido
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    It will sink...I mean dive, better now. Like a TV, it just needed a kick and shake to reset.
     
  5. RHP
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    It would be a cheaper to fix if she had been made of concrete.
     
  6. Crag Cay
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    This is one of the first subs to use MS Windows as the operating system for it's onboard computers. Apparently basing all its needs on a proprietary OS will reduce costs.

    Apart from the salvage costs.
    And the refit.
    And . . .

    Actually looking at the photos she was clearly on the surface when she grounded. It would also seem to be very close to where HMS Trafalgar grounded during a Perishers course some years back.

    There's big redundancies coming for the Royal Navy in the immediate future. I guess they'll start with the OC and OoW from Astute.
     
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  7. TeddyDiver
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    Ellisons view of MS in UW environment.. old joke I know but.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNqPTOb31S8
     
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