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Out the window, in the haze...

... a tug is towing an ICBM submarine through the straits of Dover.

Big and ugly, it's a scary thing to see in the flesh.


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Aug. 3rd, 2004 08:09 am (UTC)
Nothing whatsoever on that in the news. Any idea whose it is or where it's going?
Aug. 3rd, 2004 02:00 pm (UTC)
No idea. Heading towards the North Sea, though...
Aug. 3rd, 2004 08:14 am (UTC)
Which reminds me, I really must do that post about the day in Faslane aboard a Vanguard class sub when I ripple-launched several Tridents against the Eastern bloc. No, really. (Simulated).
Aug. 3rd, 2004 08:18 am (UTC)
I used to know a guy who (entirely illicitly) got into the control room of a Polaris sub. The MoD were reportedly a little embarrassed.
Aug. 3rd, 2004 09:21 am (UTC)
In the flesh? So you mean it's biomechanical? Now that IS scary...
Aug. 3rd, 2004 10:08 am (UTC)
It's yer Vorlon tech, innit?
Aug. 3rd, 2004 02:43 pm (UTC)
Makes me think of the scene at the end of Dan Simmon's original novella version of "Carrion Comfort", with the psychic vampire standing on a pier watching a boomer sail out to sea, contemplating a final apocalyptic feeding.
Aug. 4th, 2004 03:47 am (UTC)
I loved the novella. And hated the expanded version.
Aug. 3rd, 2004 10:35 am (UTC)
I initially read that as "the streets of Dover". Now that would have been scary.

Aug. 3rd, 2004 12:42 pm (UTC)
No photo?
Aug. 3rd, 2004 01:48 pm (UTC)
It was a tad hazy - I'll post something soon...
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