A reader caught these guys on a phone camera today as they headed for Faslane. The shot was taken from onboard Western Ferries from McInroy’s Point to Hunter’s Quay.
Evidently the subs displace ‘one heck of a lot of water’ and when the swell hit the ferry, all those onboard knew all about it.
Given the recent political focus on nuclear arms [we think these are Trident-carrying Vanguards] and on NATO membership – and even the ‘new boats for Dunoon’ campaign - this shot is begging for captions in the comments box.
Have a look at it again to get the creative ideas waking.
Built specifically to carry the Trident missiles, the Vanguards are one of the largest submarines to be built. The biggest submarine ever built is the gigantic Russian Typhoon class, with Russia’s Borei class in second place, the USA’s Ohio class third and the Vanguard class in fourth.