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Navy Ambush British submarine collided with a merchant ship

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The British Defense Department reports an incident with a nuclear submarine of the United Kingdom Navy. We are talking about the submarine Ambush, which in the area of ​​Gibraltar was faced with a merchant ship. AT communication British Defense Ministry says that the submarine received external damage, while the reactor is operating normally.


Navy Ambush British submarine collided with a merchant ship


It is noted that the collision occurred during training maneuvers. It is reported that the merchant ship, which for some reason turned out to be carrying out maneuvers in the area, was also damaged. According to the representative of the British Ministry of Defense, they are in close contact with representatives of the merchant ship and find out the extent of damage received by a civilian ship.

There is no data on what flag the merchant ship was flying under and in what position (surface or underwater) the British nuclear submarine fleet ran into him. It is known that none of the people suffered a collision. An investigation into the circumstances of the incident is ongoing.

The S120 Ambush is a submarine of the British Astute-class submarine fleet. Launched 1 March 2013 of the year. The crew of the submarine - 98 people, of which 12 officers. Equipped with Rolls Royce PWR2. Missile armament - KR “Tomahawk”, PKR “Sub-Harpoon”. This is the second boat of the class. The first boat S119 Astute literally a couple of months after entering the British Navy ran aground near the island of Skye. The total damage was then estimated at 8 million pounds, and her captain was removed from office.
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  1. Wiruz
    Wiruz 21 July 2016 07: 59
    +24
    Britain says that the submarine received external damage, while the reactor is operating normally.

    We rephrase the old joke a bit:
    The British admirals were severely reprimanded for the fact that the submarine received external damage. Russian admirals reprimanded for the fact that the British submarine received ONLY EXTERNAL damage laughing
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 21 July 2016 08: 43
      +1
      And since when did the teachings pass in the straits? Most likely the boat passed underwater and the command of the British Navy did not warn anyone about this. Although they should pass through the straits above water and notify all countries.
      1. postman 671
        postman 671 21 July 2016 10: 24
        +3
        Gibraltar is underwater, there have never been any notifications, and exercises are held everywhere.
      2. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 21 July 2016 14: 39
        +3
        Quote: Sith Lord
        And since when did the teachings pass in the straits?
        NATO - regularly! The main topic is the search for submarines "on call". Moreover, earlier all ships going to Mediterranean at a speed of up to 12uz were "sniffed" by the Jurian PLO ship without fail. (From the British naval base GIBRALTAR a corvetic was sent, which several times bypassed the ship, and then "lagged" in the wake of the ship). The hydrophones are installed, the coastal station is working properly. They used to talk about underwater TA. How now - I don't know.
        Quote: Sith Lord
        Most likely the boat passed underwater and the command of the British Navy did not warn anyone about this
        So no one is obliged to "warn". And the atomosis to be shoved into a positional (?) Or NP - for a padlo! Ours go exclusively underwater, hiding behind transports. Lyachin went there and back on the "baton" unnoticed, and was appropriated as a result of the autonomy.
        Quote: Sith Lord
        Although they should pass through the straits above water and notify all countries.
        This norm of IMF applies only to the Black Sea straits. It does not concern Gibraltar. There is a distinction between the parties to the movement, recommended courses, and nothing more freedom of transit passage of civil and military courts is not limited.
        Yours faithfully, hi
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 21 July 2016 10: 15
      +4
      Unprofessional driving! Where the United States is looking, and tomorrow like that on an aircraft carrier. It is good to.
  2. berezin1987
    berezin1987 21 July 2016 08: 01
    +13
    Minus one unit for a couple of months. Let it become a good tradition in the British Navy.
  3. Wiruz
    Wiruz 21 July 2016 08: 01
    +2
    Missile weapons - KR "Tomahawk"

    And since when, are American Tomahawks sold abroad? Cruise missiles with a flight range of more than 300 km cannot be exported. Or them can?
    1. Teberii
      Teberii 21 July 2016 08: 06
      +2
      Everything is just NATO, Britain turned to her ally for help and she was provided, all Tomahawks are made in America.
      1. Wiruz
        Wiruz 21 July 2016 08: 09
        0
        Following this logic, it turns out that Russia has the right to sell Belarus, for example, the same Caliber? Well, you messed up something, it seems to me. Although ... there, the British are also buying the same Trident from the Americans, but this is another, more serious article what
        1. Furious bambr
          Furious bambr 21 July 2016 08: 25
          +3
          Recently there was an article about the British nuclear submarine, where it was said that the Tridents were leased by the English fleet
          1. mad
            mad 21 July 2016 08: 35
            +8
            Quote: Furious Bambr
            "Tridents" the English fleet leases


            Reminded - "Please give me 3 liters of moonshine for temporary use" ...
        2. Teberii
          Teberii 21 July 2016 10: 11
          0
          But if only on duty the Grove Grove.
        3. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 21 July 2016 14: 46
          +2
          Quote: Wiruz
          the same Trident British also buy from the Americans,
          Not buying, but "renting"! And they are being looked after by the amersian military, while on board the British SSBNs.
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 21 July 2016 09: 28
      +1
      This is all possible, there is no agreement between them and Russia on any SALT and START agreements — they will want and increase the number of warheads and cruise missiles by several times.
      1. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 21 July 2016 14: 56
        +1
        Quote: Vadim237
        This is all possible, there is no agreement between them and Russia on any SALT and START agreements — they will want and increase the number of warheads and cruise missiles by several times.
        A Wiruz colleague correctly raised the issue of compliance with the international non-proliferation treaty of the Kyrgyz Republic with a flight range of more than 300 km, and not about the scope of armaments.
        Therefore, what amam explain this behavior can only guess. Most likely the block status of the UK and the fact that it is a nuclear power.
  4. engineering
    engineering 21 July 2016 08: 02
    0
    That's really really "Ambush", the most that neither is, a real ambush, only from a merchant ship. "Whatever you call a yacht, it will float."
  5. dsm100
    dsm100 21 July 2016 08: 04
    +2
    It gets a little crowded at sea .... A pair of rules for underwater traffic to introduce ... laughing
    1. Leto
      Leto 21 July 2016 08: 21
      +1
      Quote: dsm100
      It gets a little crowded at sea .... A pair of rules for underwater traffic to introduce ... laughing

      Near the British Isles, it is very busy and this is not the first case of a collision of a civilian ship with a submarine.
      1. quote
        quote 21 July 2016 09: 56
        +3
        Quote: Leto
        Quote: dsm100
        It gets a little crowded at sea .... A pair of rules for underwater traffic to introduce ... laughing

        Near British Isles it is very lively and this is not the first case of a collision between a civilian ship and a submarine.

        near Of Gibraltar collided with a merchant ship. !!!!
        He, the strait, is located between Spain and Morocco!
    2. midivan
      midivan 21 July 2016 12: 00
      0
      Quote: dsm100
      It gets a little crowded at sea .... A pair of rules for underwater traffic to introduce ... laughing

      And set traffic lights wassat
    3. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 21 July 2016 15: 10
      +1
      Quote: dsm100
      It gets a little crowded at sea ....

      Lens on Gibraltar.
      The Strait of Gibraltar is a natural connection between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, a narrow strip separating the European and African continents. It belongs to the busiest marine arteries in the world, with an average daily shipping rate of about 200 ships per day. In the north, the waters of the strait wash the tip of the Iberian Peninsula, in the south - the coast of Morocco. The length of the strait is about 85 km. The width of the western entrance to the strait is about 50 km. To the east, the width of the strait decreases. The bottleneck is located between Cape Morocco in the north and Cape Syrei in the south. Here the width of the water strip is about 13 km. In the area of ​​the eastern geographical border, the distance between the shores reaches 26 km.
      Well, you can still go for 13 km! So, there is an obvious mistake of the shipmaster. Hindsight! according to MMPSS-72, a civilian ship is obliged to give way to a warship. But civilians are "on autopilot" and wanted to sneeze at others who have less tonnage.
      But how the watch was organized on the submarine is a question! Maybe the boat was checking who was "escorted" by the dry cargo ship, covered by its noises. Then it is understandable ... Although it is risky.
  6. ver_
    ver_ 21 July 2016 08: 05
    +4
    Quote: Wiruz
    Britain says that the submarine received external damage, while the reactor is operating normally.

    We rephrase the old joke a bit:
    The British admirals were severely reprimanded for the fact that the submarine received external damage. Russian admirals reprimanded for the fact that the British submarine received ONLY EXTERNAL damage laughing

    ..Let the transponder turn on ..
  7. 1536
    1536 21 July 2016 08: 06
    +5
    As they were pirates, they remained: attacking merchant ships is a long tradition of the English fleet.
  8. Wiruz
    Wiruz 21 July 2016 08: 12
    +3
    By the way, it seems to me alone that the submarines at Brit are somehow unsympathetic? winked
    1. berezin1987
      berezin1987 21 July 2016 08: 20
      +3
      The ugly boat at the Britons turned out. Ours look more harmonious and have higher characteristics in almost all respects.
    2. Orionvit
      Orionvit 21 July 2016 16: 55
      +1
      By the way, it seems to me alone that the submarines at Brit are somehow unsympathetic?
      To paraphrase Tupolev that beautiful planes fly well, and beautiful submarines walk well. It is evident that the British have problems with which boat is sailing.
  9. darksoul
    darksoul 21 July 2016 08: 16
    0
    A couple of days ago, their prime minister said they were ready to use nuclear weapons in Russia and North Korea ... and then the answer was ... GDP sent a ship there and bang bang)))) I see it
    1. berezin1987
      berezin1987 21 July 2016 08: 22
      +2
      Putin was personally at the helm of the ship. He specifically went to ram.
  10. kepmor
    kepmor 21 July 2016 08: 23
    +3
    They found a place for "training maneuvers" - off the coast of Gibraltar ... otherwise the Mediterranean with the Atlantic are not enough for them.
    There is the intensity of shipping, especially now in the summer, as in Tver at rush hour. DB ... what else can you say!
  11. mpzss
    mpzss 21 July 2016 08: 29
    0
    good boats! the first aground, the second collided with transport ... what will happen next !? scary to think! wink
  12. Evdokim
    Evdokim 21 July 2016 08: 43
    +1
    The British have obtained a strange series of nuclear submarines, one ran aground, the other rams a civilian ship, and the third (if built) is likely to land ashore. Perhaps the skippers say not aces, but maybe fate. hi
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 21 July 2016 09: 31
      0
      In the USSR, such cases with nuclear submarines were full, even a collision with an aircraft carrier and a reactor explosion in 1985.
      1. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 21 July 2016 15: 21
        +1
        Quote: Vadim237
        reactor explosion in 1985.

        Are you talking about Chernobyl? or about boat? I don’t remember something about the latter ... If it’s not difficult, remind me, plz! request
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 21 July 2016 22: 00
          +1
          August 10, 1985 USSR, Ussuri Bay, Chazhma Bay, Zvezda Shipyard
          The most severe radiation accident has occurred over the entire existence of the domestic nuclear fleet. On the K-431 submarine, located at the pier of the Zvezda ship repair plant, due to personnel violating the rules for reloading nuclear fuel, a spontaneous chain reaction occurred in one of the reactors and an explosion occurred. As a result, an assembly with freshly loaded nuclear fuel was thrown out and a fire started that lasted 2,5 hours. A radioactive trail was formed with a strip of 5,5 kilometers, which crossed the Danube Peninsula in a north-westerly direction and went to the coast of the Ussuri Gulf, passing another 30 kilometers along the water area. The total emission activity was about 7 mCi. During the accident and during the liquidation of its consequences, 290 people were exposed to increased exposure. Ten people died at the time of the incident, ten had acute radiation sickness, and 39 had a radiation reaction (Radiation Heritage, 1999; Sivintsev, 2003).
          1. Boa kaa
            Boa kaa 22 July 2016 00: 30
            +1
            Quote: Vadim237
            10 August 1985 year.

            Thank you, I did not know about the thermal explosion of the K-431 reactor. request
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  14. sergey2017
    sergey2017 21 July 2016 09: 01
    0
    What are the nuclear submarines to blame? Everything is like in a joke: I bought a car ... I bought the right ... but I forgot to buy a ride!
  15. HAM
    HAM 21 July 2016 09: 04
    +2
    As always, "nothing was broken, no one was hurt", I doubt it, however. "External damage", well, well ..
  16. vadimtt
    vadimtt 21 July 2016 09: 06
    +2
    The British at one time did not like submarines, they were forced to build them, so that "like everyone else." It looks like the boats are reciprocating, albeit a little belated laughing
  17. Hunt
    Hunt 21 July 2016 09: 29
    0
    The captain of a merchant ship was awarded an extraordinary military rank!
  18. kim. 230752
    kim. 230752 21 July 2016 09: 53
    0
    Something worthless sailors have become in Great Britain ...
  19. sergey2017
    sergey2017 21 July 2016 10: 01
    +2
    The British Royal Navy's Astute-class nuclear submarines have replaced the aging Swifture submarines (HMS Superb (S-109)), which have been in service since 1977. Such submarines are called hunter-killers, since their main task is to detect and destroy the target.
    The UK Department of Defense received an order to build four nuclear submarines of this class:
    - Astute (S-119) became the flagship of the new submarine fleet; it entered service in November 2008;

    - the nuclear submarine Ambush (S-120) - entered into service in 2010;
    - nuclear submarine “Artful” (S-121) - entered into service in 2011;
    - nuclear submarine Audacious (S-122) - entered service in 2013;
    The nuclear submarine Astute was laid down in January 2001, and launched on June 8, 2007. The construction of the submarine was carried out by BAE Systems, the rest were built there.
    The submarine is equipped with an electronic control system "SMCS", which from recent times began to appear on all British submarines. The system receives data from sonars and sensors, then they are processed and displayed in real time on the display of the command post. The nuclear submarine is equipped with Tomahawk and Harpoon type cruise missiles, the number of which is twice the armament of the Trafalgar nuclear submarine. An improvement to the missiles was the GPS system, which provides accurate location and accurate targeting data. Flight range up to 1000 km, maximum speed 550 km / h. The control unit is equipped with two-way communication, which allows you to change the missile’s target in flight, as well as transfer damage results from photographs. For six torpedo tubes, torpedoes of the Spearfish type, active homing and a range of 65 km are provided.
    1. Wiruz
      Wiruz 21 July 2016 20: 05
      0
      Flight range up to 1000 km, maximum speed 550 km / h

      Well, God bless her with the range, maybe the "British Tomahawks" and cut off on it, but why is the flight speed so low? Should be like Mach 0,7-0,8
  20. grandfather Mih
    grandfather Mih 21 July 2016 15: 20
    0
    Hang around anywhere and how it goes. And then the Swedes have a tantrum: Russian submarines off the coast! And the merchant was walking empty. Whaling, damn it. So miss!
  21. TsUS-Air Force
    TsUS-Air Force 22 July 2016 00: 22
    0
    Again Vovka Russian is to blame :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
  22. Lt. Air Force stock
    Lt. Air Force stock 22 July 2016 15: 53
    0
    For us, 100% went to spy off the coast of Syria.