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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 11:40 a.m. PST

"The Astute class are the largest, most advanced and most powerful attack submarines ever operated by the Royal Navy, combining world leading sensors, design and weaponry in a versatile vessel.

Confirmation of the build of the seventh Astute class nuclear submarine, HMS Agincourt, and a £2.50 GBP billion pounds investment was announced earlier today.

The class have provision for up-to 38 weapons in six 21-inch torpedo tubes. The submarines are capable of using Tomahawk Block IV land-attack missiles with a range of 1,000 miles and Spearfish heavyweight torpedoes…."
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wyeayeman Inactive Member15 May 2018 1:02 p.m. PST

And of course, Deleted by Moderator we call the Bleeped text Agincourt

Lion in the Stars15 May 2018 2:09 p.m. PST

And there's still not enough bunks onboard to avoid having to hot-bunk.

Yeah, yeah, the RN claims that there are enough bunks for each crewman to have his own, but submarines always run a little overmanned due to training. Bleeped text, my Ohio-class was going to have to hot-bunk one time!

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 4:39 p.m. PST

Submarines Adroit, Crafty, Cunning, Discerning, Insightful, and Obtuse have been assigned routine patrols in the North Atlantic. The Russians have been observed giving the last-named sub rather a wide berth.

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