From the K-class to the party boat, submarines have a history of disaster | Ian Jack

The navy is Britain’s last line of defence, and lurid tales of life on HMS Vigilant could corrode the public’s trust

The history of marine warfare is filled with disasters that weren’t the consequence of enemy action, and this may be particularly true of submarines. Evidence of a heartbreaking example lies in the little-frequented cemetery situated 100 yards or so outside the perimeter fence of the Trident base at Faslane in Scotland.

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