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VikingGrandad
08-24-2007, 03:15 AM
Vice-Admiral Sir Ian McGeoch KCB, DSO, DSC (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/08/17/db1702.xml)

Only a British sub could be named 'Splendid'! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

AbleMaster
08-24-2007, 04:21 AM
Good read, a determined and brave man, thanks for the find VikingGrandad.

geoffwessex
08-24-2007, 10:28 AM
Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
Vice-Admiral Sir Ian McGeoch KCB, DSO, DSC (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/08/17/db1702.xml)

Only a British sub could be named 'Splendid'! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

In fact, so good they named it twice! (Actually two submarines and two earlier ships). The last Splendid was the first UK boat to be fitted for Tomahawk. I don't think it's in commission now.


WW2 Splendid
http://home.cogeco.ca/~gchalcraft/sm/images/splendid.jpg

and the later one...
http://www.geocities.com/nmdecke/subpics/splendid1.jpg

Realjambo
08-25-2007, 03:45 AM
Interesting - thanks for sharing VG http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

How true, only the British could come up with a name like 'Splendid'! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Goose_Green
08-25-2007, 04:09 AM
Excellent post VG - A splendid good read too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I think I recognise the base in the 2nd picture - it looks like the Naval base at Plymouth in the background.

geoffwessex
08-25-2007, 04:47 PM
Nope, GooseGreen - that be Faslane, Jewel of the North (aka 'HM Naval Base Clyde). The big shed there is the Trident submarine maintenance building.

Goose_Green
08-25-2007, 04:54 PM
Of course, the maintenance building is similar to the one in Plymouth, but of course there is greenery and hills in the background.

What was I thinking? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif