The Government have re-announced that HMS Audacious has now sailed for her home on the Clyde for the first time. The problem? The submarine sailed in April…
The UK Defence Journal and many others were informed by the Ministry of Defence back in April that the submarine had sailed for her new home on the Clyde, fast forward to the 9th of November and it appears that the Government have re-announced this news.
The “news” published on the 9th of November 2020 reads:
“HMS Audacious, the Royal Navy’s fourth Astute Class submarine has sailed from the BAES shipyard in Barrow in-Furness for her new home at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, where she will prepare for sea trials before entering operational service with the Royal Navy.”
The vessel entered Faslane months ago.
— sheila weir (@WeirSheila) April 7, 2020
While this is probably human error, it is very odd nonetheless.