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HMS Astute? Maybe not so well named.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Astute

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A new British nuclear-powered submarine was towed free after running aground off the coast of northwest Scotland on Friday.

HMS Astute, the first of a new class of nuclear-powered submarines that was undergoing sea trials, became snagged on rocks off the Isle of Skye in an embarrassing incident for the Royal Navy.

The Navy had to wait for hours for high tide before tugs could tow the advanced submarine to deeper water.

via World news – Europe – msnbc.com.

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October 22, 2010 - Posted by | accident messes | , ,

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