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BRITISH and French nuclear submarines which collided deep under the Atlantic could have sunk or released deadly radioactivity, it emerged last night.
The Royal Navy’s HMS Vanguard and the French Navy’s Le Triomphant are both nuclear powered and were carrying nuke missiles.
Between them they had around 250 sailors on board.
A senior Navy source said: “The potential consequences are unthinkable. It’s very unlikely there would have been a nuclear explosion.
“But a radioactive leak was a possibility. Worse, we could have lost the crew and warheads. That would have been a national disaster.”
Warships have sonar gear which locates submarines by sound waves.
But modern anti-sonar technology is so good it is possible neither boat “saw” the other.
Originally posted by FredT
The Scorpion was sunk by a Russian sub in retaliation for the loss of the K-129. The book Red Star Rouge speculates that the K-129 was attempting to fire a SLBM at Hawaii to instigate WWIII after a takeover of a rouge KGB group. Only the safety triggers exploded (supplied by the US BTW) sinking the sub.
Originally posted by questioningall
reply to post by wolf241e
My reaction to this is.........
dang, there seems to be "accidents" all around, first U.S. and Russian satellites collide - NOW French and Britsh Nuclear subs collide..........
makes me wonder what is going on? Seriously............. first a "space" thing - which people have now talked about hearing sonic booms and orange lights in the sky,............. now subs............... what is going to "occur" in the ocean that will be blamed on the collision?
It just seems weird for these collisions to be happening within a few days time.
Yea, don't attack....... remember this IS a conspiracy site.
I hear you in that regaurd. There are a lot of strange things in the news lately, can you just imagine the things that we, as ordinary people, are not privy to??
Please go to this thread...www.abovetopsecret.com...
Schaden posted a few minutes before me and this is his/her topic now.
Please continue all discussion there.
To the mods...please close this thread.
Originally posted by AngelInterceptor
There is already a thread about this.
The search function is your friend.