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KILLING ON ON HMS ASTUTE.Two Royal Navy personnel have been involved in a firearms incident at Southampton docks where HMS Astute is alongside. Sadly, one has now died as a result of his injuries. The Royal Navy is now attempting to inform their families as a matter of urgency. A third Royal Navy serviceman has been arrested by Hampshire Constabulary and is now in custody. This incident was not terrorist-related and there is no threat to the wider public...HMS ATUTE.The first Astute Class submarine, HMS Astute is pictured leaving Barrow-in-Furness.The biggest and most powerful attack submarine ever built for the Royal Navy - Astute - took to the seas this weekend..Astute set sail from Barrow-in-Furness to start her first set of sea trials and is now heading to her homeport of Faslane on the Clyde in Scotland..Measuring nearly one hundred metres from bow to stern, Astute is longer than ten London buses. When fully stored, she will displace 7,800 tonnes of sea water, equivalent to 65 blue whales..The Astute submarine has the latest stealth technology, a world-beating sonar system and is armed with 38 torpedoes and missiles - more than any previous Royal Navy submarine. She will be able to circumnavigate the entire globe while submerged and advanced nuclear technology means that she will never need to be refuelled_5/11/2009.Photo Credit: ©Newspix International..**ALL FEES PAYABLE TO: "NEWSPIX INTERNATIONAL"**..PHOTO CREDIT MANDATORY!!: NEWSPIX INTERNATIONAL..IMMEDIATE CONFIRMATION OF USAGE REQUIRED:.Newspix International, 31 Chinnery Hill, Bishop's Stortford, ENGLAND CM23 3PS.Tel:+441279 324672 ; Fax: +441279656877.Mobile: 0777568 1153.e-mail: info@newspixinternational.co.uk
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KILLING ON ON HMS ASTUTE.Two Royal Navy personnel have been involved in a firearms incident at Southampton docks where HMS Astute is alongside. Sadly, one has now died as a result of his injuries. The Royal Navy is now attempting to inform their families as a matter of urgency. A third Royal Navy serviceman has been arrested by Hampshire Constabulary and is now in custody. This incident was not terrorist-related and there is no threat to the wider public...HMS ATUTE.The first Astute Class submarine, HMS Astute is pictured leaving Barrow-in-Furness.The biggest and most powerful attack submarine ever built for the Royal Navy - Astute - took to the seas this weekend..Astute set sail from Barrow-in-Furness to start her first set of sea trials and is now heading to her homeport of Faslane on the Clyde in Scotland..Measuring nearly one hundred metres from bow to stern, Astute is longer than ten London buses. When fully stored, she will displace 7,800 tonnes of sea water, equivalent to 65 blue whales..The Astute submarine has the latest stealth technology, a world-beating sonar system and is armed with 38 torpedoes and missiles - more than any previous Royal Navy submarine. She will be able to circumnavigate the entire globe while submerged and advanced nuclear technology means that she will never need to be refuelled_5/11/2009.Photo Credit: ©Newspix International..**ALL FEES PAYABLE TO: "NEWSPIX INTERNATIONAL"**..PHOTO CREDIT MANDATORY!!: NEWSPIX INTERNATIONAL..IMMEDIATE CONFIRMATION OF USAGE REQUIRED:.Newspix International, 31 Chinnery Hill, Bishop's Stortford, ENGLAND CM23 3PS.Tel:+441279 324672  ; Fax: +441279656877.Mobile:  0777568 1153.e-mail: info@newspixinternational.co.uk