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The Bellinghman
Date: 2008-05-27 23:34
Subject: The BBC reveals that the RN has very flexible equipment
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HMS Superb was first launched in 1976. Most recently she has been deployed to Afghanistan to provide support for troops there.

(From http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7422774.stm).

HMS Superb is a nuclear submarine. Deploying her to Afghanistan might explain how she managed to hit a rock. It's called Asia, guys.

ETA: The final sentence has now been removed from the report.

An anonymous comment took me to task for finding the original amusing. I'm sorry for that - I'm not laughing at the fact that the submarine had a (thankfully minor, except in repair bills) accident. I'm laughing at the mental image of a submarine cruising the dry plains and high mountains of a landlocked country. Somehow, in my imagination, it's floating above the landscape like a very solid airship.
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