Too long to fit: launch of new Spanish sub runs aground

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Spain is having to expand its submarine base as £900m vessel is too big for dock

First it was too heavy, then it was too long. Either way Spain’s expensive attempt to modernise its submarine fleet has gone awry – and left Russian diplomats amused.

The Spanish navy has now been forced to dredge and expand its main submarine base to accommodate the latest version of its S-80 Plus flagship vessel.

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