Sunday, February 15, 2009

When Subs Collide

The Sun newspaper is reporting that a British nuclear submarine collided with a French nuclear submarine somewhere in the north Atlantic. There doesn't appear to have been a breach of the hull in either vessel and no loss of life.

My dad served as a sonar man on a submarine in the north Atlantic during WWII. When I was a kid, I would ask him if he ever saw any action. Did he ever sink any Germans? He would calmly reply, "Heavens no, being 300 feet underwater with 100 drunken sailors was dangerous enough."

I wonder if the British Navy still serves rum rations?

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