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Nuclear submarine limps back to port

A TRIDENT submarine has had to limp back to port in the US after its rudder broke following a missile test in the Atlantic.

HMS Vigilant, a nuclear-powered submarine capable of carrying nuclear warheads, is understood to have returned to a US naval base, after a submariner Tweeted about being “stuck in the USA for Christmas”.

The submarine was disabled while heading home to its Faslane base on the Clyde after launching a Trident missile 
on 23 October off the coast 
of Florida.

 

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