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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Now That's A Long Deployment!

Welcome home to the lads of HMS Sceptre (S 104), who returned today to their homeport of Faslane following a 9 ( ! ) month deployment that took her to Australia and South Africa as well as the Arabian Gulf. Here's a picture of her arrival back home:

While it appears that a good part of the crew only did 2/3 of the deployment, many of them did the whole nine months. A deployment that long is an impressive feat for any class submarine, let alone one that's almost 30 years old. That certainly was the dog's bollocks, chaps!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was so long ago like back in the mid 70's we made a port call in Australia and there was a British sub there at the same time. I am trying to recall off the top of my head those many years ago but it sticks in my mind that they were going to be there for two years before heading back to England.

Best recall, but that was quite a while ago.

10/25/2007 1:24 AM

Blogger E.P. said...

Having talked with some people in the know, there was a large degree of "what are we going to do with the this little bit or core life that's left" in planning this deployment.

10/25/2007 6:02 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

HMS Turbulent Carried out from July 2002- Late April 2003 the longest ever deployment of a UK SSN beating Sceptre by over a month, fighting in a major conflict and she had a hell of a lot less time alongside too due to defects i can assure you!

10/25/2007 5:57 PM


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