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Sunday, June 12, 2005

(We Just Found A) Yellow Submarine

The BBC reports on local Scottish fishermen who found a Royal Navy mine-hunting mini-sub drifting in the waters of the Mull of Oa. The article details what happened when the men contacted the Navy about their find:

"Mr Hastie, who is a member of the local coastguard, contacted his colleagues at Clyde Coastguard to explain what had been found.
"They passed the details on to the Faslane Naval Base, but were initially told that no submarines were missing.
"The navy later admitted that one of its vessels was missing.

"However, Mr Hastie said the navy had not been in touch with either of the two men to thank them for what they had done.
"You would think they would have phoned up and thanked us because it is quite an expensive piece of kit to leave lying about. "

Some information on these mini-subs (Remote Controlled Mine Disposal Vehicles, or RCMDVs)can be found here.


Blogger ninme said...

Oh shoot. If it was one of the old ones that people manned, I would have kept it. Like the one in Steve Zissou. Did you see that movie, btw?

6/12/2005 1:57 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

I never did see that movie... I normally like Bill Murray movies, but didn't make it when it was in the theater. I figure I'll catch it on cable sometime...

6/12/2005 3:27 PM

Blogger ninme said...

It's out on DVD! Which you can buy by clicking on the Amazon link at my place... No but anyway it's a good movie. A little weird, given the director, but Bill Murray is really good, and it's original, which means something in this day and age of remakes and sequels. Dukes of Hazard preview's out, btw.

6/12/2005 6:11 PM

Blogger CDR Salamander said...

What a toy. What a toy. Yep, one "it isn't ours" from the MOD, and I would have the best duck blind in the world. You can buy a Foxtrot for under $300,000 out there. Good for one dive, I think. :)

6/14/2005 9:06 AM


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