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

Definitely my transport photo of the week:


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.

  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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