English writer Stuart Prebble (Stuart Prebble) wrote the book «Secrets ‘Konkuerora’: the hidden history of the most famous British submarine» (Secrets of the Conqueror: The Untold Story of Britain’s Most Famous Submarine), which outlined a secret operation carried out by its crew in the Barents Sea 30 years ago, writes The Daily Telegraph.
According to Prebble, British submarine curb hyperacute cutter was able to get the latest Soviet sonar with the antenna system. The submarine came very close to the Russian tug that ran for a station, then with the help of experts at the torch «bite» rope, which equipment has been fixed. In the puzzle was to make the submarine so that Russian sailors reflect that frayed rope itself.
After separation from the station tug «Konkueror» moved with her benign distance. After that, the Soviet station on the plane flown to the U.S. to study spices.
Particularly unsafe this whole operation made the event that, according to the writer, it was held in Russian territorial waters. If the submarine was found, it likely would have stormed the Russian ships and aircraft.
Prebble also told that the operation was so hidden that most of the documents were destroyed about it, because he should have great difficulty to gather information about the theft of Russian sonar.
Submarine «Konkueror» received wide recognition in the same 1982, when during the Falklands war, her crew torpedoed and sank the Argentine cruiser «General Belgrano».