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- 04-06-12, 11:15 #11
Not so much a way of life - more like an adventure!
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
- Near the sea, but not that near !
04-06-12, 11:57 #12
04-06-12, 20:28 #13
On T boats the foreplanes are retractable, as they were on S boats, so we pull them in when alongside but the controls for it are a nightmare (as I can say from bitter experience). Foreplanes are only used at PD (periscope depth for the un-initiated), diving and surfacing, and are locked in the horizontal position when deep as depth control is all done using the aft planes.Sh1t shot, pumping slop.
04-06-12, 20:42 #14
- Join Date
- Nov 2008
- Sunny, southern Spain
Blank post, second attempt and counting.
Yes, but the are just GREAT for catching lobster pots (in BUTEC as I can say from bitter experience!!). I wonder how they cope nowadays without the trusty Ships' Divers............. and we got a tot!
But hey, the emoticons are back!
Last edited by SONAR-BENDER; 04-06-12 at 20:44. Reason: Bleedin blank post again. And no emoticons!
Submariners seldom cheat, and NEVER lie!
Why is it acceptable to cry at a wedding but not to laugh at a funeral?
Age and treachery will always overcome youth and fitness!
04-06-12, 20:53 #15
04-06-12, 22:15 #16
Foreplanes can be retracted, but are a total pain in the arse, often requiring precise adjustment, or more accurately "percussion fettling" by experienced Wrecker Ms. They are however ineffective and tend to make a bit of a noise above a certain speed hence they tend to be locked and depth maintained by after planes only when fast and deep. I believe the same is true for astute class boats also.All court martials take place on the roof
04-06-12, 22:18 #17
Incdentally, ships divers have not been carried for a number of years, so that is a capability we are sadly lacking when deployed. If any specialist work is required, SMs have to call on the services of an RN diving unit now to come out and perform underwater engineering work, beyond the usual fitting of the sewage connection and bancock strainers. (astute class fortunately have a high level sewage discharge hull valve negating the need for divers whenever you come alongside or leave the wall)
Last edited by fails_as_is; 05-06-12 at 08:26.All court martials take place on the roof
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