Embarrassing: British Navy Fails at Tracking Russian Subs; Sailors Caught Doing Cocaine

Rum, scurvy and the lash are so passe.

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The Royal Navy has always had a reputation for drink. But in the Age of Sail, they could still get the job done. 

Imagine if Admiral Nelson were alive today...


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Scandal in the British Navy. Sailors of the Talent nuclear submarine were caught using cocaine. It resulted in the disruption of the operation of tracking down Russian submarines in the North Sea.

It's reported HMS Talent should've gone on a raid last Sunday, but the day before the crew members attended a party after which seven sailors failed a drug test. They were fired and the submarine's departure was postponed.

The local press noted this wasn't the first time the submarine encountered troubles. Four years ago, this submarine was on a raid on tracking down Russians, but it hit an iceberg and almost sank.

Meanwhile, aboard the nuclear submarine HMS Talent...

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