Two nuclear submarines collided off the coast of Britain at the height of the Cold War in an incident that was covered up for more than 40 years, an official CIA document has revealed. The crash between an American submarine carrying 160 nuclear warheads and a Soviet vessel was so serious that it could have led to a third world war, one expert claimed. The incident took place in shallow waters near Holy Loch, Argyll, about 30 miles from Glasgow. The US maintained a nuclear submarine base at Holy Loch between 1961 and 1992.
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