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Originally posted by LatentElement
Niall117 - I'm sure the Brits rang up their US liaison and the USN put a boomer already in the European Theater in place to cover it's patrol.
The collision is believed to have taken place on February 3 or 4, in mid-Atlantic. Both subs were submerged and on separate missions.
Originally posted by duffster
Some thing is very very fishy first we have 2 satellites crashing into each other now we have this ...Some thing is going on people and we will be the last to know about it
In terms of loss of life, the destruction of the Vanguard remains the most catastrophic accidental explosion in the history of the UK, and one of the worst accidental losses of the Royal Navy.
Despite being equipped with sonar, it seems neither vessel spotted the other, the BBC's Caroline Wyatt said.
Nuclear engineer John Large told the BBC that navies often used the same "nesting grounds". "Both navies want quiet areas, deep areas, roughly the same distance from their home ports. So you find these station grounds have got quite a few submarines, not only French and Royal Navy but also from Russia and the United States."
Originally posted by gottago
Extremely suspect, or better "fishy" is the word.
Right now there's a huge thread on the conspiracy speculation surrounding that prop plane crash near Buffalo NY, but the odds of this event are truly phenomenal--they're keeping mum about whatever it was that brought those odds down so far that this collision occurred in the first place.
One or both of the subs was not on a normal mission; clearly one was trailing the other, likely as a drill, but which is unknowable.
It's also possible that the sub being trailed had a mission larger in purpose that warranted being followed, and it was not an accident during a training exercise that caused this. Again, we'll never know.
clearly one was trailing the other
Originally posted by Ridill
I would assume they were following the same or similar patrol route? Which is worrying, france and the UK were extremely vulnerable to nuclear attack just prior to, and following this incident.