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Up she rises!!

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Up she rises!!

I know its old news now but, after the "run aground" nuclear submarine in Scotland the other day was re-floated; when she moved again under her own power; what was that white substance being vented from a "stack" above the fin, clearly visible in the TV news footage?
Any submariners around know?
Wasn't diesel exhaust as thats usually a nasty brown/black colour. If she was under nuclear power, I thought that didn't vent to atmosphere, and if it did she wouldn't remain undetectable for long in operation.
Petlew retires to finish the Patrick Robinson novel he's reading...
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Up she rises!!

wondered that myself, it was rather a large cloud
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Re: Up she rises!!

I assumed it was low pressure steam from the turbines if the condensing system wasn't working properly as it was stationary and the cooling water used for condensing the steam was turned off/down to avoid locally heating the surrounding water
magnetism2772
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Re: Up she rises!!

I saw it too and wondered
but after seeing  it beached  .I just giggled
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Re: Up she rises!!

Looks like we'll have to wait for Admiral Shutter to answer it for us Wink
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Re: Up she rises!!

thanks for the promotion........ now can i havethe pension, that goes with it ?
answer.... to the steam.... dunno !  perhaps it was the kettle boiling to make the bridge watchkeepers tea  Roll eyes
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Re: Up she rises!!

Anybody seen the front cover of this weeks Private Eye?
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: Up she rises!!

Nope, not seen it.  What's it showing?
randpwar
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Re: Up she rises!!

Petlew's post has an attachment in it artmo............Or are you being ironic?
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Re: Up she rises!!

Sorry I missed it but have woken up now Wink
198kHz
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Re: Up she rises!!

Best to drink the coffee, not just smell it.  Grin
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Re: Up she rises!!

Then I wouldn't sleep at all Wink