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Old 23rd Aug 2017, 08:30
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The HMS Nottingham incident was 15 years ago. And it wasn't quite Lord Howe Island. It found Wolf Rock. The 2 officers in charge at the time were sacked and the Captain who was just returning to the ship at the time of the strike received a reprimand.
Still, as I say, that was 15 years ago. Since then the RN have had incidents with 2 submarines; HMS Astute went aground a couple of years ago and HMS Ambush surfaced off Gibraltar right into a tanker and that one was a year ago.
4 serious incidents in the space of 1 year with the USN puts those incidents in the shade. So, a bit of an apples & oranges comparison.
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