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Royal Navy decommissions Trafalgar submarine HMS Turbulent
BBC ^ | 15 July 2012 | Staff

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.
1 posted on 07/15/2012 2:34:37 PM PDT by moonshot925
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'bout time.

How long ago was it that Henry II said "Will no one rid me of this turbulent submarine?"

2 posted on 07/15/2012 3:29:17 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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3 posted on 07/15/2012 5:43:34 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: moonshot925
Glad to see she's being replaced but the Royal Navy has been in steady decline for years.

4 posted on 07/15/2012 7:10:36 PM PDT by Flashman_at_the_charge (Bill Maher is the de facto court-jester and fundraiser of the Obama regime.)
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It won’t be long until Luxembourg has a larger navy

5 posted on 07/15/2012 9:10:19 PM PDT by llevrok (2012 : Elect Adults)
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