An official report into the accidental firing of a torpedo from a ship in Plymouth has recommended that weapons should no longer be tested in port.
The unarmed torpedo hit a metal fence after being fired from HMS Argyll during load testing at Devonport. No-one was injured. The report into the incident which happened three years ago said the engineer involved was subsequently given supervision to boost his self-confidence.
The report which was released following a request under the Freedom of Information Act found that the damage caused by the weapon could have been worse owing to the state of the tide and the lack of people and vehicles in the area. See the full details here.