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themonkeyg0d

Midshipman
I`m currently reading a book, about nuclear subs. In this book it makes mention of HMS Turbulent, spending 10 months straight at sea. During which time she was involved operations againest the Taliban & the Iraqi`s having fired 30 missiles into Iraq. I`m curious to know did she fire any into Afganistan as well. I know her sister ship the Trafalgar did.
 
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NelliesWellies12

Guest
turbulent didnt fire 30 missiles into iraq, it was 15, i know as i loaded them and fired them. also she didnt fire any into afghan either that was another t and a s boat, i think it was splendid but i may be mistaken.
 
themonkeyg0d said:
I`m currently reading a book, about nuclear subs. In this book it makes mention of HMS Turbulent, spending 10 months straight at sea. During which time she was involved operations againest the Taliban & the Iraqi`s having fired 30 missiles into Iraq. I`m curious to know did she fire any into Afganistan as well. I know her sister ship the Trafalgar did.

I think the book you are reading is clearly shite - the full "war load" of a T boat is not 30 and they would not be all TLAM anyway. Whilst possible to re-load East Of Suez (i.e. DG), I don't think it happened in this instance. Is this the same book where you got your info about Triumph? (other thread you started) - that's all bollocks as well.
 

themonkeyg0d

Midshipman
Cheers guys, you`ve all be of great help. It is very clear that my book is full of errors!!!!


Heres one for nelliesWellies 12. Just out of interest did your 10 months at sea, qualify you for the OSM Afghan & Iraq medal?
 

themonkeyg0d

Midshipman
The book is called.....


Modern Submarines: An Illustrated Reference Guide


its clearly full of errors, can anyone suggest one that isn`t?
 

Joe_Crow

War Hero
themonkeyg0d said:
The book is called.....
Modern Submarines: An Illustrated Reference Guide
its clearly full of errors, can anyone suggest one that isn`t?

I think that the main problem with accuracy lies in the availability of reliable information. The vast majority of press articles about submarines that I have read, and of which I have knowledge of the facts, are inaccurate in some ways, and often are completely wrong. Some of this is due to sloppy journalism, some must be due to a lack of willingness on the part of the MoD to give out too much information, leading to speculation on the part of the journos, and some is, I am certain, due to deliberate misinformation. It must be difficult for a journalist with no particular expertise in the submarine world to be able to sort the wheat from the chaff.
 

themonkeyg0d

Midshipman
Joe, you make a bl**dy good point there & thanks for the book link, I`ll certainly try and track a copy of that down.

Nellies, now that is very interesting, I can see why there was no clasp on the OSM (I think I`m right in saying that at take time there wasn`t one), but no clasp for the Iraq medal how come, surely if any unit deserved the clasp it was the Turbulent & indeed the Splendid. Is there a reason why you didn`t get it?
 

P2000

Lantern Swinger
IIRC a number of the TLAM fired by TURBULENT were gifted to us by the USN, because our war stocks were so small.

That was a long patrol. Telic 1 was just another thing to do. I was luck enough to ride back from Gib with TURBULENT. Had a great time, and was thoroughly impressed by everyone and everything.
 
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