Friday, August 2, 2013

Critics of Canada's Submarines "Full of Holes"

It has become an article of faith for many that Canada's Victoria class submarines are lemons at best, and that the British sold us a bill of goods. That was exemplified by a recent article by Michael Byers and Stewart Webb that received wide dissemination in the popular press.
In a paper published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Paul T. Mitchell demolishes many if not all the points made by Byers and Webb. His excellent and though-provoking piece can be seen here.

One of the interesting points he makes is that many Royal Navy submarine officers were very upset when the British government sold the Upholders (Victorias) to Canada.

 HMCS Victoria is shown above in a nonwarlike moment.

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