ROYAL NAVY Trafalgar Class submarine HMS Talent celebrating 30th birthday.
By Gavin Carr
ROYAL NAVY Trafalgar Class submarine HMS Talent reached a significant milestone recently when she hit 30!
Launched on March 12, 1990, HMS Talent has steamed over 600,000 nautical miles during her career, most of them underwater on patrol.
So, it was fitting that her crew marked her 30th anniversary in Talent’s natural environment – under the sea where she has spent so much of her working life.
It wouldn’t be a birthday without a cake and the submarine’s team of Royal Navy chefs stepped-up to create a submarine-shaped one for the occasion.
The traditional Wednesday curry night was also interrupted with the chefs serving a mouth-watering birthday feast.
No-one was complaining about missing their curry as the menu of pork, black pudding and stuffing Wellingtons, served with fondant and roasted root vegetables, had the crew wishing for more. There was even a triple chocolate cheesecake for desert.
Commanding Officer of HMS Talent, Commander Paul Jamieson, also took to the submarine’s main broadcast system to address the crew and highlight HMS Talent’s significant achievements over the three decades.