submarines

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  2. Seaweed

    Wingfield at War by Mervyn Wingfield

    This work is the first of a series of Royal Naval memoirs edited by Captain Peter Hore, a published author on naval history and for many years the Daily Telegraph's naval obituarist, in succession to John Winton - a tough act to follow. He presents here Wingfield's own autobiography, originally...
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    Question about required active service

    Hi I'm trying to find out how exactly active service is defined. I tried calling my afco today but they were busy. For example, I was looking at ugas, and if I remember correctly in the conditions it was claimed that 3 and a half years of active service on a submarine was required after...
  4. Ismene

    The Custom of the Trade

    Sundodgers and skimmers alike might be interested in a new novel that has just been published on the successful submarine campaign in the Dardanelles in 1915. The first 3 submarine VCs were won there. The Custom of the Trade is currently only available as an e-book, but will be available in...
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    Average time at sea and time in boat

    Hi all Just two quick questions as I couldnt find answers on the forums or with the search button 1. as a rating on a submarine what's an estimate of the time at sea per year ( I know no one can be exact) 2. How often do you change boats or do you stay with the same boat for most of your...
  6. McHarp

    Female submariner entry

    Hello all - first post going up as I've been reading and researching discussions on here for a fair bit of time and haven't found an exact answer to my question (I've seen plenty of "have you tried using the search bar?" And I didn't want to be another one of those). I've been a reservist almost...
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    Astute Deployment Cycles

    I've just come back from a Ratings Look at Life Course for submariners and we spent the day in Faslane which was great. I had the opportunity to speak to a serving submariner of a Vanguard class submarine about deployment cycles where he talked about time off after a deployment, average...
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    Help, please.... Submarine Desalination

    I've tried all over to obtain this information, but i'm coming in short at every avenue I venture down.... I'm looking into submarine desalination systems and specifically at energy reduction via pelton wheel turbines. However, in order for me to 'paint a clear picture', i'm trying to understand...
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    UGAS or University?

    Hi all! I know there are very similar threads out there on this topic but I've been torn up on deciding whether to join the Royal Navy on the Undergraduate Apprenticeship Scheme or to join a University and find a career in mechanical engineering on 'civvy street'. I am currently in my 1st year...
  10. janner

    The Sea Devils...............Author Mark Felton.

    The Sea Devils…………Mark Felton. A very well written book that carries you along with those involved, at times it was very easy to forget that this was a true story and not a Boys Own work of fiction. I found myself reading just one more chapter on more than one occasion. If history had been...
  11. Seaweed

    SSN 14 by Ryan Ramsey

    This is the story of Ramsey’s tour in command of the nuclear attack submarine HMS Turbulent 2008-2011, ultimately taking her via the coast of Libya to months of surveillance duty in the Indian Ocean and its associated waters. Still in service past her sell-by date because of the Government’s...
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    Question Regarding Time Spent Ashore As a Submarine LO

    I'm currently considering a career as a logistics officer within the submarine service and while I did find some of the answers I was looking for, the question of how much time I will be spending ashore after training hasn't been answered... As a submarine LO, will I be serving onboard a...
  13. ArmyFlying

    Royal Navy Submarines: A WW2 Submariners Story

    A fascinating upcoming lecture by Chris Munns Royal Navy Commodore Chris Munns, Museum of Army Flying CEO, Royal Navy Commodore and Submariner explores the world of World War 2 Royal Navy Submarines – looking at the evolution of the boats whilst focusing on some of the amazing stories of the...
  14. ArmyFlying

    Royal Navy Submarines: A WW2 Submariners Story

    A fascinating upcoming lecture by Chris Munns Royal Navy Commodore Chris Munns, Museum of Army Flying CEO, Royal Navy Commodore and Submariner explores the world of World War 2 Royal Navy Submarines – looking at the evolution of the boats whilst focusing on some of the amazing stories of the...
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    Writer (Submariner)

    Hi all, Haven't seen a thread directly about this role in the Submarine branch so I thought I'd start one. I am about to apply for the Royal Navy and I really like the look of the Writer Submariner role. I hear though writers do not spend much time at sea? Would this be the case for a Writer...
  16. Veterans FS

    Chief Petty Officer Keith Knight - Funeral Arrangements

    K.J. (Keith) Knight, CPO WEA, aged 69 Submarine Service: 1967 to 1996 Revenge, Courageous, Sovereign, Splendid, Trenchant A service to celebrate and give thanks for Keith's Life will take place on Tuesday 1st March at 13:00hrs At Wessex Vale Crematorium. Bubb Lane, West End. Southampton It is...
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    Main differences between the Subs and the surface fleet?

    Hello, I'm 16 and im just about to join the navy as a weapons engineer (not submariner). I have an induction about the submarines on the same day as my medical, and I'm giving it a lot of thought. As well as the pay, what big differences are their between the subs and the surface? Like, how...