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June 09, 2007

HMS Pointless

Astute launch.jpg

Perhaps one day when the Astute is renamed Shaheed or Umar bin al-Khattab her weapons will be fired in anger. Until such time, one expects this expense to be in the line of new palace uniforms for Louis XIV or embroidered napkins for a Maginot-themed canteen. Pardon my French. We had a navy, once upon a time.

As The Stupid Shall Be Punished has observed, even the christening was a "launch and naming". It would not do to offend our new insect overlords. How a bishop barged in on the proceedings, let alone how to explain the involvement of beer, I cannot imagine.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 9, 2007 06:07 PM


But Flea?!? How can one protect the nation against the Rebel Fleet?? Oh wait.. hrmm..

Posted by: Gorthos [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 10, 2007 07:27 AM

I must say I like her name the least out of all the others in her class ~ Ambush, Artful and Audacious.

At least her classmates were not Discerning, Insightful and Adroit...

... HMS Savvy would be pretty cool though.

Posted by: The_Campblog [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 10, 2007 01:36 PM

A nuke by another name... Just so long as they shoot at something while we are still speaking English.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 12, 2007 09:34 PM