HMS Astute: world's most advanced nuclear submarine runs aground
The world’s most advanced nuclear submarine, HMS Astute, has run aground on rocks off Scotland causing considerable embarrassment for Navy chiefs.
By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent
Published: 11:02AM BST 22 Oct 2010
The grounding of the £1.2 billion Astute hunter-killer comes at the end of a dire week for the Royal Navy which has seen its carrier force halved, Harrier jump jets axed and warship force reduced by almost a quarter.
The RN is hitting by overwhelming bad luck recently.