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Express: "Navy Red-Faced As Nuke Sub Stranded In The USA"

fishhead

War Hero
I see the self appointed expert in these matters,John Large,has given his opinion.Bovine excretia as per usual.
 
......................“The Navy is probably very concerned about this. It may be that the maintenance work caused the problem." - no shit John, how much did they pay you for that "pearl of wisdom"?
 
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WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
I particularly liked Larges comment "He suggested that the rudder could have suffered a mechanical failure with its hydraulics or communications systems, or may have snagged on a cable used to tow a sonar array to detect other submarines." Talk about hedging your bets, and as an ex-maintainer of steering and hydroplanes and their associated hydraulic plant I never knew it was also the comms dept part of ship. The feckin' RS kept that quiet..barsteward :(
 

Sumo

War Hero
John boys quotes are class,
John Large, an independent nuclear safety analyst and specialist engineer, said: “The Navy is probably very concerned about this. It may be that the maintenance work caused the problem.

“I would imagine the boat would have to surface, which is a disaster for a stealth submarine because it can be seen

Talk about stating the bloody obvious
what was this dick an ex chef?
 

witsend

MIA
Book Reviewer
I think everyone is missing the big picture here. Assistant Ed and his Navy News team should run a front page spread with the headline,

'Bomber Queens drip about another run ashore'.

The shame of the RN's submarine service were crying again. It seems one or two of them might not be having a white christmas. After spending a couple of months tanning their white arses in the gun toting United States of Americia it seems a return visit wasn't wanted for this hardy band of brothers.

Chief ******** a 26 year veteran with gold bomber pins said "This was my first run ashore and I'm sick of it. I miss Faslane and the off crew". LS(ETSM) ***** complained "The wife has my credit card and it's taking a hammering with the run up to christmas. I have to get home soon before she spends anymore. And I miss Faslane and the off crew".

The Navy's top brass are said to be concerned about the welfare of crew and have dispatched 10 boxes of choc ices to quell down the anger of the mutinous crew.
 
...............Fair one Wits - I think I know where I'd rather spend Xmas, given a choice between Kings Bay and FASLAVATORY. Mind you I remember hearing about another bomber crew a few years ago dripping about having to go to Brest, now whilst northern France is not everyone's cup of tea a run ashore is a run ashore and there are no bad one's - only bad runners!
 
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WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
I wonder if Torpedoes is still going in Kings Bay? Not that any bomber queen would have found it though.
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
...............Fair one Wits - I think I know where I'd rather spend Xmas, given a choice between Kings Bay and FASLAVATORY. Mind you I remember hearing about another bomber crew a few years ago dripping about having to go to Brest, now whilst northern France is not everyone's cup of tea a run ashore is a run ashore and there are no bad one's - only bad runners!

Ah 4kt, bad choice there! I had the misfortune to be on a boat that was 'rewarded' with a run ahore to Brest (in February) after a particularly hard patrol. I hate France and the French at the best of times and if the world had a bum it would be France, and its rusty Sheriffs badge would be Brest!

Many of the lads caught ferries back to Guz for a couple of days, came back and sailed back to Guzz. It truly was a dank, dire and disasterous run ashore - even with the subbies! High point was a cabin (aka hotel room) cheese and wine party. There were so many crumbs from the crusty bread that when we swept them under a rug, it was like a small mountain!

France - I've shit it!








Did I mention I don't like France?
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Ah 4kt, bad choice there! I had the misfortune to be on a boat that was 'rewarded' with a run ahore to Brest (in February) after a particularly hard patrol. I hate France and the French at the best of times and if the world had a bum it would be France, and its rusty Sheriffs badge would be Brest!

Many of the lads caught ferries back to Guz for a couple of days, came back and sailed back to Guzz. It truly was a dank, dire and disasterous run ashore - even with the subbies! High point was a cabin (aka hotel room) cheese and wine party. There were so many crumbs from the crusty bread that when we swept them under a rug, it was like a small mountain!

France - I've shit it!








Did I mention I don't like France?

Now now SB, if it wasn't for the French our history and traditions in the mob would be on a par with the crabs.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Fair comment!

Still hate 'em though!

Or a Nelson said

"Firstly you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own regarding their propriety. Secondly, you must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your king; and thirdly you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil."
 
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