Astute class submarine, British Royal Navy


THE TARGET - Terramentals aim to steal a British Royal Navy submarine, to destroy oil wells in the North Sea, by way of drawing attention to the manifold oil discharges, and their unlawful detention, as legitimate conservation protestors.




Grateful that John Storm has already taken up the torch, in chasing the source of radiation, Admiral Lawrence reinstates his rank in the British Royal Navy, as he informs the King and Prime Minister of the possibility of procurement fraud within the ranks.


The British PM, Edward Thomas, Ministers and Secretaries of State, do not want to take any chances.


John is once again made a Commander (Master), given that temporary rank as a naval attaché, seconded to NATO and the MOD to give him authority in all matters concerning the safe relocation of the stolen Astute submarine and any covert missions of His Majesty's Secret Service. John refers to the Royal Navy as "The Admiralty." And the 'King' as the "Chief," with reference to his theoretical ranks as Commander in Chief of the British armed forces.


In effect, John becomes a secret service agent, part of what was once MI6, military intelligence. John only agreed to help out, because he admires the policies of Honest Johnson, the nickname for the PM. He is distrustful of many who operate in secret service circles, especially Jack Mason, a CIA operative, who appears to have many alternative agendas, apart from actually cooperating fully in whatever the missions he may be involved. Fortunately, Mason is not in the mix in this mission.


John Storm is the Captain of the Elizabeth Swann, temporarily HMS, designed and built by his uncle, Professor Douglas Storm on the west coast of Australia.


John grew up in the South of England, and then Australia with his uncle, after his mother and father parted company. His mother, Ember Storm, was a bit of a missionary, who took the Christian faith to heart, driven to leave the United Kingdom, to spread the Gospel in Africa. His father, Beaumont Storm, was a chemical entrepreneur, mainly in the construction industry, where his knowledge of chemistry was useful, in formulating a building material that was rot and fireproof. He operated mainly in Africa and then Europe. The family were colonials in the broadest sense.


In this 'Operation Neptune' adventure, John is torn between capturing the oil rig terrorists, as some news coverage is billing them. But as the story unravels, Storm and his crew read between the lines, discovering they were unlawfully jailed for trying to expose the awful truth about the North Sea drilling platforms. Then, when they inadvertently expose the defective MOD contracts, leading to an Astute submarine reactor leaking radiation to cause harm to marine life, his attitude changes. He may not condone their methods, however effective, but he is not about to let the Royal Navy sink the evidence, or lock up the Terramentals for the rest of their lives, for exposing procurement fraud and corruption between the fossil fuel spin-doctors, British military, and Members of Parliament and the House of Lords.









Admiral Lawrence Francis Percival 

First Sealord, British Royal Navy

Antonio Guterres

United Nations' Secretary General

Ark, The

The world's most comprehensive interactive DNA database

Benjamin Reid Blakestone RN

Submariner Commander HMS Neptune (Captain)


A digital communication interface for the human brain

Captain Nemo

AI onboard computer system

Charley Temple

Researcher & camerwoman, good friend of John Storm

CyberCore Genetica

The world's smallest, fastest & most powerful supercomputer

Dan Hawk (Daniel)

Electronics & computer wizard, crew member Elizabeth Swann

Dr Roberta Treadstone

Blue Shield, Newcastle University, England

Edward (Honest John) Thomas

Honest British Prime Minister, Rt Hon MP Member Parliament

Elizabeth Swann

Fastest solar/hydrogen ship & floating laboratory

Excalibur, Pendragon & Merlin

Anti piracy weapon & ship security system

George Franks

Legal and intelligence trust manager, Swindles & Gentry


The onboard AI supercomputer ship manager

Jill Bird

Senior BBC news world service anchor

John Storm

Ocean adventurer, marine archaeologist, Commander RN

Katy, Kitty

The ships cat and lucky mascot

King Charles III

Beleaguered Monarch wrestling with UK corruption

Kitack Lim

Secretary General, International Maritime Organization (IMO)


Elizabeth Swann's onboard survey ROV

Professor Douglas Storm

John Storm's uncle, designer of Elizabeth Swann

Professor Jacques Pierre Daccord

UNESCO sunken realms division, conservationist

Richard Leon (Lionheart) Engelheart

Lieutenant, a brave submariner HMS Neptune

Sam Hollis

BBC & Sky freelance investigative reporter Caribbean regions

SSN Neptune

Stricken Astute nuclear sub with Spearfish torpedoes

Steve Green

Freelance reporter, friend of Charley Temple

Suki Hall

A marine biologist, admirer of John's work

Tom Hudson

Sky News Editor, always looking for an exclusive

Trisha Lippard

Cleopatra's call sign to protect her royal identity

William (Bill) Fennick Windsor

Midshipman, HMS Neptune (Kings College, Uni, London)

William Liam Wallace

Scottish director BAE Systems, MOD contractor, whistleblower




Bartram (Sly) Fox 

Crafty compact acrobatic subaqua diver Terramental - ‘Sly Fox’

Bobby Bo Dallas

Navigator handy Terramental, biologist, video evidence

Don (Donald) Malcolm Campbell

Chief Executive Babcock, MOD subcontractor

Harry (Dirty) Hallem Holland

Chief Constable - Scotland Yard (Metropolitan Police)

Inspector Shaun Flanagan

Dirty Harry's sidekick, (DI) fraud squad cover ups 

Jorges Francisco Dicaprio

Cuban freedom fighter & Predator submersible designer

Maximilian (Maxy) Mohune

Pilot of mini sub, ex air force, SAS hard man Terramental

Nick (The Devil) Johnson MP

Corrupt UK Minister for Defence, oil investor

Redan (Red) Simdo

Leader Terramentalists (Oxford grad. 35 tall dark Arabian)

Predator HK

A high speed hunter-killer submersible

Sergeant Gordon Scotford

Corrupt Met cop who sexually assaulted & beat Zera Masken

Sir Rodney Vernon Dunbar

MI6 military intelligence (General) oil investor


A group of protestors driven to extreme activism

Zera Charlotte Masken

Stunningly attractive climate obsessed Terramental

Zinzi Penelope Diana

Saudi demure Terramental scientist (Lady Penelope)




Zera Masken Domineering logical obsessed single mum Terramental Rachel Weiss
Zinzi Jamha Psychotic single dark busty Terramental diver
Maxy Mohune Pilot of mini sub, ex air force, hard man Terramental
Bartram (Ram) Fox The ‘Fox’ – crafty small and lean Terramental
Robe Trax Ex submariner, brother killed Afghanistan Terramental
Bo (bby) Dallas Navigator and general deck hand Terramental
Bruce Campbell Triple agent cannot be trusted (Dr Zachary)
Robin Cain 
Stuart Cantrell
Richard Hurst 
Kelly Botulo SBS UK contingent assigned SN 
Luana Tumako Feisty blonde (Naomi Watts)
Rex Barker Navy seal
Boris Farber Navy seal
Shaun O’Connell Navy seal
Pat Brady 
Todd O’Brien 
Mike Harris
Jack Hawkins Royal Navy Captian of Surefire. (short blonde hair, 5’ 11” slim)




In the John Storm series of ocean awareness adventures, the extreme activists use their Predator HK to steal an Astute class submarine, belonging to the British Royal Navy. The anti global warming terrorists plan to steal US and Soviet submarines, as part of their agenda to prove the futility of all out thermonuclear annihilation. Using their own illegal, weapons against the perpetrators of what they see as crimes against humanity.


In this fictional John Storm adventure, the Astute submarine commandeered, develops radiation leaks, making the vessel dangerous to life in the ocean, and eventually, those submariners operating the vessel, adding to the list of complaints of the Terramentalists.













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