HMS Trafalgar (S107)

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HMS Trafalgar (S107) is a Trafalgar-class submarine of the Royal Navy.

In November 2002, Trafalgar ran aground close to Skye, causing 5 million worth of damage to her hull and injuring three sailors. She was traveling 50 metres below the surface at more than 14 knots when Lieutenant-Commander Tim Green, a student in the "Perisher" course for new submarine commanders, ordered a course change that took her onto the rocks at Fladda Chuain, a small but well-charted islet.

Commander Robert Fancy, responsible for navigation, and Commander Ian McGhie, an instructor, both pleaded guilty at court-martial to contributing to the accident. On 9 March 2004 the court reprimanded both for negligence. Green was not prosecuted, but received an administrative censure.[1] (http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/content_objectid=14033658_method=full_siteid=89488_headline=--pound-5M-CRASH-SKIPPERS-WERE-SUB-STANDARD-name_page.html)

See HMS Trafalgar for other ships of the same name.


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