HMS Astute runs aground!

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HMS Astute runs aground!

Postby SlatsSSN » 24 Oct 2010 11:48

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-h ... s-11605365

Nice driving - not - inexcusable given the location and well maintained navigational aids in that area.
What were they thinking?

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Joined: 21 Jan 2010 10:25
Fleet Base: Gulf Waters
My Ship Yard: Fleet - in service and under construction

Submarines:
HMS Talent S92 - Trafalgar Class SSN.
HMS Conqueror S48 -Churchill Class SSN (Falklands 1982).
SSN21 USS Seawolf
K-123 Alfa Class Soviet SSN

Merchants:
MS Bremen -Expedition Cruise Ship Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.
MS Christina O.
MV Titan Uranus - Harbour Tug
Harbour Tug - (James Slater)

Warships: (Under construction) -
HMS Liverpool D92 -Type 42 Batch 2 (1983)
HMS Iron Duke F234 - Type 23 (2019) (James Slater)
HMS Dragon D35 (Daring Class Air Warfare Destroyer)
HMS Broadsword F88 - Type 22 Batch 1 (Falklands 1982)
FGS Elbe A511 - Modern Germany Navy Submarine Tender
HMS Clyde P257 - Offshore Patrol Vessel (James Slater)
HMAS Flinders - Hunter class FFG
Location: Adelaide

Re: HMS Astute runs aground!

Postby SlatsSSN » 24 Oct 2010 12:40

Two interesting tid bits from the article re damage:

The ship is on silt not rock -probably less damage to the hull than a rock grounding BUT

If the ships is to be TOWED back to Fastlane, its likely the pumpjet has ingested silt or other seafloor crap making it either inoperable or a risk of further damage to fire it up and drive it home.
I'd think if they could drive her home they would, she's been the subject of high cost objections - more so now given the cuts facing the UK economy. If they could drive her home it would be better PR saying - it was a minor incident -proof: she came home under her own power.

Career ending stuff?
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