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British, French nuclear subs crash in Atlantic

LONDON– A British and a French submarine, both of them nuclear-powered and carrying nuclear weapons, collided in the Atlantic Ocean earlier this month, the Sun newspaper reported on Monday.

File picture shows the French submarine Triomphant which reportedly collided earlier this month with a British submarine in the Atlantic.

The tabloid said HMS Vanguard and France's Le Triomphant were both damaged in the incident, but there were no reports of damage to the nuclear sections of either vessel. The British sub has now been towed to Faslane in Scotland for repair.

Both vessels - between them carrying about 250 sailors - were reportedly submerged and on separate missions when they crashed on February 3 or 4.

The British submarine HMS Vanguard

The Ministry of Defence refuses to comment on submarine operations but a spokesman said: "We can confirm that the UK's deterrent capability has remained unaffected at all times and there has been no compromise to nuclear safety."

HMS Vanguard, launched in 1992, is a Vanguard class SSBN (Ship Submersible Ballistic Nuclear) vessel, one of four such submarines tasked with maintaining the country's independent nuclear deterrent. The vessel has 16 missile tubes capable of firing the Trident II D5 missile. Each missile can deliver up to 12 warheads.

Triomphant, launched in 1994, is one of four Triomphant Class submarines serving with the French Navy. It carries 16 M51 SLBM missiles and forms part of France's nuclear deterrent force.

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Post time 2009-2-17 10:13:36 |Display all floors

09-2-16 22:21 by Betrayed

one disaster after another

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Post time 2009-2-17 10:19:52 |Display all floors

2009-2-16 22:21

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Post time 2009-2-17 11:11:54 |Display all floors

Russian and USA satellites crash in space

a day or so later

French and English subs crash in an Ocean

it says a lot for the guidance systems oin the French and English subs

what if they both hit a Russian sub or a Chinese sub

do we all get a war


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Post time 2009-2-17 14:12:43 |Display all floors

Low Tech method required .

And we have been brain washed into thinking that the West have precision communication direction , dead-eyed weaponry and some " invincibility " . Now we are told ( belatedly ) that two nuclear subs collided in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean !!

Imagine , even if you want to collide deliberately , to do it successfully in mid Atlantic and at depth is a billion to one . What happened to the radar , or the smoke signal gadget ?  I suggest ( just a suggestion ) that a shark proof cage to constructed outside the subs and a sailor ( their lives are cheap ) be stationed there with a torch and knock on the hull if another submarine comes into view . This will prevent the next collision , which could have been a disaster with the nuclear weapons on board .

Here is a box of tissues , wipe those eggs off the British and French naval faces please .

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