Royal Navy Sub Deployed to Falklands

In a move meant to convey the seriousness of the issue, the Royal Navy has deployed one of it’s SSN’s to the Falkland Islands. The deployment of the nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine HMS Sceptre will reinforce RN vessels already patrolling the territorial waters and supporting British interests in the vicinity.

From The Sun:

Sources said that the presence of Sceptre around the Falklands is hoped to be enough to dampen the ambitions of Argentina – which still lays claim to the British islands.

Details of the submarine’s deployment came as speculation soared that British firm Desire Petroleum has struck oil, sending its share price sky-high.

Desire – the first company to explore there – is expected to announce next week whether it has had success.

The Brits have already towed an ocean-drilling rig down there, and Argentina is ramping up the noise about who should be the owners of the Falklands. Apparently they forgot what happened the last time they disputed ownership with Britain.   Let’s hope this doesn’t spin out of control like it did the last time.

HMS Sceptre


3 Responses to “Royal Navy Sub Deployed to Falklands”

  1. 1 SCOTT the BADGER
    March 19, 2010 at 01:18


  2. March 19, 2010 at 02:04

    Yes, it will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

  3. 3 SCOTT the BADGER
    March 20, 2010 at 17:10

    Perhaps, once in awhile, a single ranging ping on an Argentinian ship, just to let them know SCEPTRE is out there. But that would be too provocative.

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