“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Friday, 22 October 2010

Not so astute after all.

In a scene reminiscent of The Navy Lark, the inaptly named nuclear submarine HMS Astute ran aground in a clearly marked channel of the Isle of Skye. If nothing else this confirms once again the long held belief amongst seamen that the two most useless things you can have on a ship are a lawnmower and a naval officer.

1 comment:

Gitane said...

I once read a translation of a speech made by anti Bolshevik sailors at Kronstadt before the massacre which went something like "we have no need of officers and their like for at sea we will only tolerate the authority of the cook and the navigator".