Kings Bay Submarine Naval Base, Georgia- The silent sentinels that make up the United States Navy Submarine service recently passed a milestone in submarine history.
The USS Wyoming, one of the nuclear Ohio Class Trident Submarines, recently finished the 1,000 patrol of the Trident Class of Sub. This is a milestone that was reached on February 11th, and the 150-man crew stood at attention at a ceremony in a large shore side hangar to mark the occasion.
United States Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter was there, as were a number of Generals, Admirals and other dignitaries, as the whole crew of the Wyoming was given credit for being one of ?America?s most potent weapons.?
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?We have not fired a ballistic nuclear missile in anger yet our Trident fleet is ready if ever called upon to do so, 24 hours a day,? said Secretary Winter from a podium mounted on one of the large 560-foot Submarines docked at the base.
More than 50 percent of the Nation?s strategic nuclear arsenal lay aboard the Ohio class submarines, based at Kings Bay in Georgia and in Bremerton, Washington on the Pacific Coast. The crews go to sea for 11 weeks at a time and once at sea, they are nearly undetectable – other than when they report their position.
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and anon,Sorry but I feel it Is a Scotland v England issue in this instance. But not the peploe, their representatives in parliament.Clearly If the majorty of those who represnt us are against it (and they are) then something else is forcing it upoin us. QED.I was very careful to show that our MSPs and MPs in majority voted against Trident. Popular support in Scotland for trident has been absent for a very long time (I’m not sure it ever actually existed)Nevertheless MPs outside of Scotland pushed trident renewal. This is clear.English Mps ignoring the wishes of their electorate in their constituencies is one problem but is a separate issue.The Westminster parliament completely ignoring the view of the Scottish electorate + our representatives + institutions is clearly another problem altogether.So please don’t paste me with an anti English brush this is not the intent. However it is English MPs who are effectively forcing Trident on their neighbouring country and treaty partner in the full knowledge that we are against it. Or can you provide evidence otherwise?Whether the PM or ministers are from Scotland is immaterial since theirs is a minority view of those who represent us.The fact is the vote took place in Westminster in full knowledge that Scotland was already against.Scottish MPs were also in majority against iirc.There is therefore no mandate for Westminster to renew trident in Scotland. You could argue that there is however a mandate to renew Trident (somewhere) as UK wide it has majority support.Renewing it in Scotland is a clear slap in the face and is being done with impunity. Exactly like the poll tax.