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Too much length for Spanish seamen

Spain's newest addition to the fleet, the S-80 Plus submarine has been beset by problems from the outset. The latest of which is that it is too long for the existing dock, which will now have to be redesigned and expanded.

Amusingly, this came about because the original design was too heavy to float (ironic for a submarine) and the hull has to be extended. "A former Spanish official told the Associated Press at the time that someone had put a decimal point in the wrong place, and "nobody paid attention to review the calculations"". Still, that might have interrupted a siesta :D

Spain's new sub 'too big for its dock'

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