HMS Astute Commissioning into the Royal Navy

#4
Bless all who sail in her

(ps - bit concerned about the wisdom of dishing out guns to Submariners. Bit like giving fire water to the Indians!)
 
#6
Just seen the picture on page 14 of the Daily Telegraph of the Duchess.

The Matelot in the middle with the set looks like me as a 24 year old. Poor bugger.
 
#10
A great boat. But, and don't quote me on this, I think her pipework and cabling might just reach a tad further than from Glasgow to Dundee.

I hate to pi55 on a party!! Can't wait for a call round!!
 
#11
Woo! That is good news. Bon Voyage!

...now you can dismantle her and make a massive cable-pipe from Glasgow to Dundee, and drive four London buses along it.
 

Seaweed

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#14
There was another clip on a BBC news just before the weekend but I can't find it separately on i-Player, and I only caught the tail end of it. In this a junior rate was showing his bunk space. I gather each bod has his own bunk nowadays? Getting soft are they? and he had a locker for 'toiletries' which I am sure are a considerable novelty in the submarine world, leading-edge stuff.
 
#15
Seaweed said:
There was another clip on a BBC news just before the weekend but I can't find it separately on i-Player, and I only caught the tail end of it. In this a junior rate was showing his bunk space. I gather each bod has his own bunk nowadays? Getting soft are they? and he had a locker for 'toiletries' which I am sure are a considerable novelty in the submarine world, leading-edge stuff.
Don't believe everything you see on TV even if it is in colour.The rating said he had a locker for "toiletries" but didn't say what was actually in there.Why waste space on such friperies,stow them in the "not required on voyage storage".
 

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