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Royal Navy decommissions Trafalgar submarine HMS Turbulent
| 15 July 2012
Posted on 07/15/2012 2:34:27 PM PDT by moonshot925
A decommissioning ceremony has been held for a Plymouth-based submarine.
The service marked the end of the Royal Navy's Trafalgar Class submarine HMS Turbulent's service after nearly 30 years.
The Tomahawk-equipped submarine returned to its Devonport base in December after a 284-day deployment - 190 of which were spent submerged.
During the deployment HMS Turbulent fired its missiles to provide cover during Nato operations in Libya.
The Royal Navy said the submarine - the second oldest of its class - had had a distinguished service, but had come to the end of its natural operational life.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: astute; navy; submarine; trafalgar
The Astute class submarine HMS Ambush will be commissioned next year to replace HMS Turbulent.
How long ago was it that Henry II said "Will no one rid me of this turbulent submarine?"
To: Calvin Locke
posted on 07/15/2012 5:43:34 PM PDT
(Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
Glad to see she's being replaced but the Royal Navy has been in steady decline for years.
posted on 07/15/2012 7:10:36 PM PDT
(Bill Maher is the de facto court-jester and fundraiser of the Obama regime.)
It won’t be long until Luxembourg has a larger navy
posted on 07/15/2012 9:10:19 PM PDT
(2012 : Elect Adults)
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