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      11-09-2007, 06:05 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
Thanks Pete,

I am just looking on the royal navy future submarine section of the website. This 'Astute sounds quite a beast can you bring it to the rolling road day!

http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.8593

I like the way the first point is you get your own bed! Always good to get priorities in the right order! Seriously really fantastic engineering, just hope we never have to use it for war.
I was on the boat three weeks ago, it is a huge step change in capability from the previous class of SSN, one of which was my previous command. Astute is absolutely awesome, one of those is on my xmas list

The bed (bunk) thing is amusing, but submariners do like their beauty sleep! Seriously, the boat is 50% bigger than the previous class but the accommodation is actually smaller. Not a problem cos we are roughy toughy types and the extra money makes it all worth while