May 27th, 2008

Caricature

The BBC reveals that the RN has very flexible equipment

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.