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Monday, October 10, 2005

Blogger Rides A Brit SSN

[Intel Source: Chapomatic, via Neptunus Lex] Freelance British journalist Blackrat recently took a ride aboard HMS Trenchant, and blogs about it. Lots of good pictures! One thing I couldn't figure out, though: What system of measurement are they using on the rudder markings? They're too big to be centimeters -- I'm guessing decimeters; it looks like there are about 20 of them in about six feet, which is about right. Anyone know for sure?

Going deep...

2 Comments:

Blogger MT1(SS) said...

Decimeter is correct on the rudder markings, however meters are used in everyday terminology and in command and control.

The HMS Vanguard, for example (since I've been onboard her every day for the last four weeks) is 149.9 meters in length, 12.8 meters beam, and 12 meters draft.

I knew getting a Vanguard Class Qualification Card from the Cox'n (COB) would come in handy...

10/10/2005 9:01 AM

 
Blogger Chap said...

Thanks much for the link! That's quite a draft...

10/10/2005 3:45 PM

 

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