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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

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Huge piece of submarine dwarfs Barrow road

A SECTION of the fifth Astute-class submarine Anson has been transported along Barrow's roads.

Bridge Road was closed yesterday at 3.15pm for around 15 minutes to allow the rear section of Anson to be moved from the New Assembly Shop to the main production facility, the Devonshire Dock Hall. 

The movement marks the latest step in construction of the fifth Astute-class submarine, which isn't expected to enter service with the Royal Navy until around 2020. Work on Anson started in 2011. 

The submarine will be named HMS Anson after the Admiral of the Fleet George Anson 1697-1762, famous for his circumnavigation of the globe and his role overseeing the Royal Navy during the Seven Years War.

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Chip head
Ha ha get a grip boy.

Posted by Chip head on 4 April 2014 at 00:27

Chip head - why didn't you use that head of yours and go in an alternative direction of travel rather than sitting in a queue just so you can whine about it....

Posted by Chipped off on 2 April 2014 at 19:13

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