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Nuclear Submarine

Problems beset new British nuclear submarine

HMS Astute, the British Royal Navy's latest nuclear submarine, sails up the Firth of Clyde to its base in western Scotland. Photo: AFP

Britain's new multibillion-pound hunter-killer submarine, HMS Astute, has been beset by design and construction flaws that have raised doubts about its performance and safety.

Saturday, 17 November, 2012, 3:07am

Sub visit shows how far Sino-US ties have to go

If the visit of nuclear-powered submarine USS Hampton to Hong Kong this week symbolises the thaw in Sino-US military ties, it also shows just how far the fledgling relationship still has to go.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

US sub to visit amid ongoing thaw in ties

A US nuclear submarine is due to visit Hong Kong early next week - the first such port call by one of the American navy's most sensitive and strategic assets in three years.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Pentagon's mention of new sub surprises analysts

If not quite yet the next Hunt for Red October, the prospects for a new generation of Chinese nuclear-powered attack submarines are exercising the minds of analysts now scrutinising the People's Liberation Army's naval build-up.

23 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Display of might gets mixed reviews

Yesterday's historic naval parade in Qingdao , Shandong , might have disappointed many armchair military enthusiasts as almost all the weapons belonged to the old generation, but military experts said the fact that 21 foreign warships participated is still a feather in the cap of the PLA Navy.

24 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

As China puts its naval might on display, Hu renews peace pledge

China held its first multinational naval parade yesterday to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the PLA Navy, with some of its advanced warships on public display for the first time.

24 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Naval parade will see veil over nuclear submarine fleet lifted

The country's mysterious nuclear submarine fleet will be the centrepiece at an unprecedented naval parade in Qingdao on Thursday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army's navy, a senior mainland naval researcher says.

18 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Right and wrong far from clear in open sea

With its flags, fire hoses and sailors flaunting their underwear, Sunday's standoff in the South China Sea between a US naval surveillance ship and Chinese vessels appeared to be more Monty Python than Hunt for the Red October.

14 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1952

A furious battle between men and fish raged as wave after wave of tiny herring swam to their death in a Long Island power plant, in New York, threatening to cut off electricity to 500,000 persons in three counties.

Herrings by the millions started menacing the cold water intake equipment just a week ago.

4 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

China's undersea exploration

An American military intelligence officer, asked some years ago how far the Chinese could project their military power, answered only half-jokingly: 'About as far as their army can walk.'

28 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Nuclear submarine disaster

The Kursk submarine disaster in the Barents Sea last month, in which its entire 118-strong crew was killed, was the worst submarine accident in Russian naval history.

19 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Fishermen wary as UK sub slips in

BRITISH nuclear submarine HMS Trenchant will berth in Hong Kong this morning to take part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of Liberation Day - the first such vessel to visit the territory in three years.

The Trafalgar class fleet submarine will sail through the Lamma Channel early this morning accompanied by support vessel Diligence of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

25 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

US nuclear sub hit by container ship near Waglan

A UNITED States nuclear-powered attack submarine which may have been armed with nuclear weapons has been involved in a collision with a cargo vessel in Hong Kong waters, it emerged yesterday.

The Marine Department has launched an inquiry into the incident and asked the commander of the submarine USS Drum to submit a full report.

23 Mar 1995 - 12:00am