September 19, 2020

Coronavirus: Royal Navy submarine lockdown party captain sacked

A nuclear powered submarine commander who allowed his crew to hold a barbecue party has been sacked.

Cdr Jonathan Lewis, captain of hunter-killer submarine HMS Trenchant, allowed the party during the lockdown at Devonport dockyard in Plymouth.

A video shared on social media showed the crew dancing and laughing on the dockside after the submarine returned to the city for repairs.

The captain has been relieved of his command following a Royal Navy probe.

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