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Watch: British Nuclear Sub Aground Off Scotland


A bizarre sight. The HMS Astute, described as "the stealthiest ever built in the UK," ran aground near Scotland yesterday. It has since been towed free, but not before this video was shot.

"This video was taken by Paul Yoxon of the International Otter Survival Fund, based in Broadford on the island. This coastline is excellent habitat for the Eurasian Otter."


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  1. That is sooo funny! I bet some captain is catching hell, now! lol

    Posted by: RandyO | Oct 22, 2010 2:11:22 PM

  2. A bizarre location or a bizarre sight?

    Posted by: Glenn | Oct 22, 2010 2:26:52 PM

  3. The best thing about this article is the "You might also like:" set of "related" articles.

    Apparently, a sub running aground is like Justice Stevens retiring...

    Posted by: BobN | Oct 22, 2010 2:27:07 PM

  4. You mean 'sight', unless you mean Scotland is a bizarre 'site'.

    Q: What's long, dark, and full of Seamen (
    A: A submarine.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Oct 22, 2010 2:28:12 PM

  5. I love how they are trying to quite the dog as if it's going to give them away. Dude, they see you too!

    Posted by: JNJ | Oct 22, 2010 2:31:25 PM

  6. And this is why bring your kid to work day can't work in the military.

    Posted by: TANK | Oct 22, 2010 2:36:56 PM

  7. That's a career ending move. He probably won't be fired, but if he doesn't lose his command immediately, he'll never be in command of another ship again.

    Posted by: Steve | Oct 22, 2010 2:39:34 PM

  8. Thanks for the site, sight correction - momentary brainfart. When you think about the web all day long these things happen.

    Posted by: Andy Towle | Oct 22, 2010 2:43:01 PM

  9. "It has since been towed free"

    How does the Royal Navy get free towing? I have to pay an extra premium to get that on my insurance.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Oct 22, 2010 3:03:43 PM

  10. "I thought YOU turned on the depth sounder, wanker!" "NO,YOU said YOU would turn on the depth sounder, you git!"

    Posted by: Bob Conti | Oct 22, 2010 3:11:34 PM

  11. That's inexcusable. Heads will roll.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 22, 2010 4:02:23 PM

  12. I don't get it. Is the sub gay?

    Posted by: Royy | Oct 22, 2010 4:48:15 PM

  13. A submarine? Darn!
    I thought it was Nessie poking her nose out the loch!

    Posted by: Dickster | Oct 22, 2010 6:21:19 PM

  14. Just wanted to clarify that this happened off the Isle of Skye, which is part of Scotland. It might just be me, but the write-up makes it sound like the whole of Scotland is it's own island - slightly confusing.

    Posted by: Chris | Oct 22, 2010 6:53:25 PM

  15. Britain as a military power is now a laughable concept.

    Posted by: SSCHIEFRSHA | Oct 23, 2010 12:22:15 AM

    Do you even know how many US skippers ran their ships aground? Or caused collisions? This stuff happens all the time.

    Posted by: Steve | Oct 23, 2010 11:50:41 AM

  17. The really bad thing is that now the Chinese and Russians can study the technical look of this "most secret and advanced sub," as they took no effort to keep people and satilites at bay.

    Posted by: John Simpson | Oct 23, 2010 2:03:11 PM

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