A nuclear-powered Royal Navy submarine has been involved in a near-miss with a ferry. An investigation has begun into the previously unreported incident in the Irish Sea on November 6. The ferry, the Stena Superfast VII, which operates between Scotland and Northern Ireland, has a capacity of 1,300 passengers and 660 cars. The submarine was submerged at the depth needed to extend its periscope above the surface. The navy would not confirm which of its ten submarines was involved. They are all nuclear-powered but only four carry Trident nuclear missiles.
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