I finally got around to read your story Troll. Good stuff! I suspect the HMS Trenchant will play quite an important role in the failing of the Reticulan experiment, with their (un)fortunate whereabouts
I did pick up a few spelling mistakes while reading by the way. Didn't want to edit your work, so I'll just list them here:
"...would at least give the members of the crew that their loved ones were still alive." - End of first post, should probably include "hope".
"...directional beam of super heated heat in their attack." - Somewhere in post two. Super heated heat makes no sense to me, but it might just be me not understanding...?
"...aliens were at a serious tactical advantage while submerged." - Just below the one mentioned above. I think you mean "disadvantage".
"The first think that struck the crewmen who opened the hatch..." - Start of post 3. Guess you mean "thing".
"...so the lieutenant was unsurprised to..." - Unsurprised to "see" I guess.
That's all the nitpicking I could come up with. Keep it coming!