Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Russian attack submarine enters the CHANNEL: Royal Navy frigate scrambles to intercept vessel as Putin tests West once more

Vladimir Putin sends attack submarine into English Channel
Vladimir Putin's new Stary Oskol submarine (pictured left), which is laden with missiles and torpedos, ventured into the North Sea where it was intercepted by the anti-submarine Type 23 frigate HMS Kent (right) on Sunday. It is believed the submarine has been tracked by the HMS Kent since Sunday after it left its home port in Severmorsk, in Murmansk Oblast, Russia, and travelled down Britain's eastern coast. It is thought the submarine, which first set sail last year and is powered with a diesel-electric engine, is heading for the Black Sea to join the rest of Russia's fleet.