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  1. #11
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    Default Re: RN submarine seamanship strikes (almost) again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seajet View Post
    How did they know it was an RN sub, did someone in the know recognise the masts from the tower / fin ?
    The article at the OP's link tells us it was a Royal Navy submarine.
    A Royal Navy spokesman said: "We can confirm the sighting of a Royal Navy submarine between Belfast and Stranraer on 6 November 2018. We are co-operating with the MAIB's investigation."
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...ntral-46954212
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    Default Re: RN submarine seamanship strikes (almost) again.

    Just as well they travel underwater, imagine the carnage if they drove about on surface!
    "'...contradictions .... are deliberate exercises in doublethink." Orwell from 1984

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    Default Re: RN submarine seamanship strikes (almost) again.

    They have been practising this for years, back in 1988, long before the Antares; the Army kept a yacht, the Dalriada, in Carrickfergus, one night in July she set off across the North Channel with a crew of four on board, serving in N.I. I am sure they were happy to be getting away for a while, half way across HMS Conqueror stuck her periscope through her and down she went. On this occasion the sub. surfaced and called a surface ship (destroyer or suchlike) to pick up all the crew from the water, so no casualties; unlike when Conqueror encountered another boat called the Belgrano.
    If we are going to keep these things in Scotland we are bound to encounter them from time time.

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    Default Re: RN submarine seamanship strikes (almost) again.

    Not sure about that story ? Have heard of the Contessa 32 Antares.

    The story of HMS Conqueror is a long and convoluted one, if one reads this it all becomes a lot clearer.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secrets-Con...der_B008QO93FU
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    Default Re: RN submarine seamanship strikes (almost) again.

    Quote Originally Posted by mainsail1 View Post
    Or you could say the ferry almost hit the submarine but that would possibly be against your narrative.
    Isn't the whole point of a periscope to avoid being spotted by surface vessels?
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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    Default Re: RN submarine seamanship strikes (almost) again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seajet View Post
    How did they know it was an RN sub, did someone in the know recognise the masts from the tower / fin ?
    I expect they didn't know at the time, but



    is a bit of a dead giveaway.
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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    Default Re: RN submarine seamanship strikes (almost) again.

    Yup - I gave it away in #11 and in my Lounge thread a couple of days ago.
    A1Sailor

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    Default Re: RN submarine seamanship strikes (almost) again.

    Quote Originally Posted by JumbleDuck View Post
    I expect they didn't know at the time, but



    is a bit of a dead giveaway.
    And a Stena spokesman said '"At no stage were the vessel, passengers or crew in any danger.' which would tend to suggest that the incident was not perhaps quite as scary as some would like to suggest.
    Peter

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    Default Re: RN submarine seamanship strikes (almost) again.

    A1Sailor
    'Here's what I posted in the Lounge:
    .......
    A pesky car ferry tried to mow down one of their submarines which was at periscope depth but the brave submariners managed to take evasive action.'

    That sort of behaviour can get one shot..

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    Default Re: RN submarine seamanship strikes (almost) again.

    Not forgotten here.

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