09 June 2007
And that’s only the nose
Brian Micklethwait

Definitely my transport photo of the week:

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That’s from here, but if it gets forgotten about by and unlinkable to at the BBC, at least it will remain here.  I first saw it at Gizmodo, which is also a fast-moving ever-changing site, where things are hard to find later.

This is what it is:

The nose of a UK Astute class nuclear submarine rolls through the streets of Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria. The first 7,000 ton behemoth will be launched in early June.

Good to know that the UK can still do big bastard type war machines.

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  1. One of my sisters is a Church of England minister in Barrow. She tells me that the residents of this Labour voting town call the BAe yard - the biggest source of local employment - Maggie’s Shed

    Posted by David Farrer on  09 June 2007 at 06:22 pm

  2. There’s something very Gerry Anderson about that picture…

    Posted by Tim Hall on  09 June 2007 at 06:55 pm

  3. Grrr, “Cumbria”. It’s in bloody Lancashire. A pox on Ted Heath.

    I noticed The Redneck Texan had a good bit about this class of subs.

    Posted by Blognor Regis on  09 June 2007 at 10:58 pm

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