In the United States Navy, running your billion-dollar nuclear attack submarine aground is generally a career-ending move.

I don’t know for sure about the Royal Navy, but I suspect they don’t look at it much differently.


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  1. David says:

    “The ministry emphasized that only a part of the submarine was stuck.”

    The ministry continued, “we are currently trying to determine if that part of the submarine is in fact connected to the rest of the submarine, causing the entire thing to be stuck.”

  2. Marja says:

    So, it’s not only the Russians… remember Whiskey on the rocks? Does anyone know what happened to that captain?

  3. perlhaqr says:

    Submarines: not amphibious.

  4. Glamdring says:

    One of my high school buddies went into the Navy after HS. Was on nuke sub. He got rotated off in Hawaii at the last minute before a 7 hour tour :/

    Anyway, while he was away at training his sub was trailing Russian sub inside what the Russians at least claimed was their territorial waters.

    The Skipper over ruled someone and few minutes later they collided with the Russian sub. Ballast tanks were damaged enough they had to return home at periscope depth.

  5. I doubt they have found a more ironic name for a sub that was just grounded than HMS Astute.

  6. Meant to say “I doubt they could have found”. Fingers are just not fast enough on a Friday night.

  7. T.Stahl says:

    Chester Nimitz ran his first command aground.

    What could that man have become if he hadn’t!? 😉

  8. mariner says:


    Yeah, but he didn’t run aground, and if he didn’t broach and made it back home without outside assistance it probably didn’t hurt the CO’s career.

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