SSN NEPTUNE - ASTUTE CLASS SUBMARINE
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.
The SSN Neptune was launched unceremoniously, being quietly hurried into service after SSN Agamemnon's reactor core was condemned, and a cover up ordered by Nick (The Devil) Johnson, on the grounds of compromised homeland security. In public, ordering an investigation. Code for, run for cover chaps. This followed the revelation that HMS Vanguard had reactor bolts heads glued in place, on its Rolls-Royce PWR2 (Core H) reactor, instead of replacing the shafts with new, under service contracts with Babcock and BAE Systems.
by many as the best submarine on earth, the Astute class was a
natural target for the Terramentals.
In December 2020, the fifth and
in the class was officially named, with the future HMS Anson
then recently launched. To be followed by two additional boats
– Agamemnon and Agincourt – then under construction by BAE Systems Maritime Submarines at Barrow-in-Furness in northwest England.
Cliff Robson, was the then managing director at BAE Systems,
employing more than 1,700 people to work on the Astute program
for the Royal
However you look at it, and seek to justify the use of nuclear energy to keep the peace, the cost in terms of pollution when no state on earth has been able to decommission reactors safely, is a cause of major concern to environmentalists, like the Terramentals.
The same applies to nuclear weapons. You may then feel some sympathy for extreme activists, trying to drum some common sense into the heads of warmongering politicians.
China, India, Russia and the USA may want to take note. That their submarines are not immune. But rather a target for drones, should one or the other combatants wake up to that possible scenario. A revolution in naval warfare, similar to the revolution Predator-Reaper drones brought to air forces all over the world.
OPERATION NEPTUNE CAST:
In the John Storm series of ocean awareness adventures, 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.
ROYAL NAVY SHIPS
Nine ships and a naval base of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Neptune after the Roman god of the ocean:
HMS Neptune (1757) was a 90-gun second rate launched in 1757. She was hulked in 1784 and broken up in 1816.
HMS Neptune (1797) was a 98-gun second rate launched in 1797. She fought at the battle of Trafalgar and was broken up in 1818.
HMS Neptune was to have been a 120-gun first rate. She was renamed HMS Royal George (1827) in 1822, before being launched in 1827. Royal George was sold in 1875.
HMS Neptune (1832) was a 120-gun first rate launched in 1832. She was rebuilt as a 72-gun third rate with screw propulsion in 1859 and was sold in 1875.
HMS Neptune (1863) was a coastguard cutter built in 1863 and sold in 1905.
HMS Neptune (1874) was an ironclad warship launched in 1874 as Independência, intended for the Brazilian Navy. Acquired by the Royal Navy in 1878, she was sold in 1903.
MS Neptune (1909) was an early dreadnought launched in 1909 and scrapped in 1922.
HMS Neptune (20) was a Leander-class light cruiser launched in 1933 and sunk in a minefield off Tripoli in 1941.
HMS Neptune was a projected Neptune-class cruiser in the 1945 Naval Estimates, but the plans were cancelled in March 1946 and she was never ordered.
HMS Neptune (shore establishment) is the name given to the shore establishment at HMNB Clyde.
HMS NEPTUNE LINKS
In this fictional story, the characters and events are the product of the author's imagination.