Posted by: 1of10boyz | September 24, 2013

UK – Celebration for BAE Systems Barrow submarine’s christening


Certainly the Chinese believe that they can attain status comparable to other first world powers but at what cost to the rest of the population? There are lots of issues that should be more pressing on the national agenda than a status symbol submarine.

Submarine Diary

THE latest super sub to be built in Barrow has been christened during a dramatic naming ceremony.

Artful

Artful, the third Astute-class submarine, is set to take its first dip into the water at the beginning of next year, and yesterday, Royal Navy bosses, local dignitaries and cadets poured inside the Devonshire Dock Hall to witness the boat’s naming ceremony.

A small section of the hall was cordoned off with black and white voile curtains, with glimpses of the submarine visible from behind. As the ceremony began, the curtains fell one by one, to reveal the 7,400-tonne boat.

The naming was carried out by Amanda Lady Zambellas, wife of the Royal Navy’s First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas.

The symbolic smashing of a bottle of beer against the boat’s bow drew some gasps from the crowds as it failed to smash on the first attempt.

According to naval folklore, if…

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