Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

This is a sample guest message. Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Getting a few days Ships Visit

As many as you may know, I recently somehow managed to convince a Board of Officers that I would potentially make a good RN Officer. Now in the downtime between now and a possible BRNC entry date, who would be best, if it is now at all possible, to talk to about getting a few days sail on a Warship? One of my friends through cadets managed to get a week on Chatham (into Chatham) and told me it was a brilliant week.

I know that this is what I want to do, but I think that the extra experience would be of much help in the first (and no doubt long) seven weeks training.

Any answers much appreciated.
 

slim

War Hero
You could try going to Portsmouth or Plymouth and spending a few days using the Gosport or Torpoint ferry to get some sea time in.
The way this government is performing we may have no ships left by the time you qualify.
 
slim said:
You could try going to Portsmouth or Plymouth and spending a few days using the Gosport or Torpoint ferry to get some sea time in.
The way this government is performing we may have no ships left by the time you qualify.

Ahh the Gosport ferry, will I be able to claim cost of the ticket back from HMG?

Torpoint ferry doesn't really count, is that not the one on a Chain?
 

slim

War Hero
Potential_Officer said:
slim said:
You could try going to Portsmouth or Plymouth and spending a few days using the Gosport or Torpoint ferry to get some sea time in.
The way this government is performing we may have no ships left by the time you qualify.

Ahh the Gosport ferry, will I be able to claim cost of the ticket back from HMG?

Torpoint ferry doesn't really count, is that not the one on a Chain?

You are correct. the Torpoint ferry runs on chains, it's a hangover from our slaving days and is meant to stop it running away. Which means that Tony B will shortly be apologising to the Torpoint ferry, if there are any votes to be gained from such an action.
 

kingoftwigs

War Hero
slim said:
Potential_Officer said:
slim said:
You could try going to Portsmouth or Plymouth and spending a few days using the Gosport or Torpoint ferry to get some sea time in.
The way this government is performing we may have no ships left by the time you qualify.

Ahh the Gosport ferry, will I be able to claim cost of the ticket back from HMG?

Torpoint ferry doesn't really count, is that not the one on a Chain?

You are correct. the Torpoint ferry runs on chains, it's a hangover from our slaving days and is meant to stop it running away. Which means that Tony B will shortly be apologising to the Torpoint ferry, if there are any votes to be gained from such an action.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

sara21

Lantern Swinger
I went on the PWO 3 day jolly, but the the only seatime I managed was Bristol for sleeping and a tour of Southampton. I would recommend that you try and get a similar gig, if you haven't already, as it was alot of fun!
 

dhobyitch

Lantern Swinger
kingoftwigs said:
How about the Pompey to Cherbourg ferry? The only ship I've ever been seasick on...and it was flat calm!

P_O You can book a day return from Pompey to Caen through Brittany ferries (on-line) for £7.50.
You could go over on the Fastcat, return on the big fat slow one, get pissed, trap, gob off, get filled in and spew up.
All that experience, two classes of ship, nine hours sea time all for the price of a fish supper.
 
sara21 said:
I went on the PWO 3 day jolly, but the the only seatime I managed was Bristol for sleeping and a tour of Southampton. I would recommend that you try and get a similar gig, if you haven't already, as it was alot of fun!

On Bristol? Been there done that, including the stupidly long walk for scran in the morning, by the time you get back on board you are ready for some more scran. Ahh the joys of cadets! And why did you get a tour of Southampton?
 

sara21

Lantern Swinger
Ok so it wasn't exactly seatime!!
We were made to march everywhere during our visit, even to breakfast, so believe me you were lucky to get away with a pleasant stroll!

I am not too sure why we were allowed on Southampton but half of the ship's company were on leave so we had a pretty free run around. So you have been on a PWO acquaint? Did you get a jolly to Collingwood??
 
sara21 said:
Ok so it wasn't exactly seatime!!
We were made to march everywhere during our visit, even to breakfast, so believe me you were lucky to get away with a pleasant stroll!

I am not too sure why we were allowed on Southampton but half of the ship's company were on leave so we had a pretty free run around. So you have been on a PWO acquaint? Did you get a jolly to Collingwood??

All the experience I've had with the mob is either through Cadets or through my Officer Uncle (recently left the Navy). He did arrange for me to have a play around in the ops room at Collingwood, that was interesting. Also I'm not sure if you've seen the Type 45 mock up on Portsdown Hill, I had a tour of that, and even though it is not a full size mock up (I believe the Hanger and Foc'sle are cut off) the thing looks huge!

The stroll to breakfast was a march, doubling would have been a bastard!
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Potential_Officer said:
sara21 said:
Ok so it wasn't exactly seatime!!
We were made to march everywhere during our visit, even to breakfast, so believe me you were lucky to get away with a pleasant stroll!

I am not too sure why we were allowed on Southampton but half of the ship's company were on leave so we had a pretty free run around. So you have been on a PWO acquaint? Did you get a jolly to Collingwood??

All the experience I've had with the mob is either through Cadets or through my Officer Uncle (recently left the Navy). He did arrange for me to have a play around in the ops room at Collingwood, that was interesting. Also I'm not sure if you've seen the Type 45 mock up on Portsdown Hill, I had a tour of that, and even though it is not a full size mock up (I believe the Hanger and Foc'sle are cut off) the thing looks huge!

The stroll to breakfast was a march, doubling would have been a bastard!
To arrange a seagoing ship acquaint talk to your ACLO,
 
sara21 said:
Ok so it wasn't exactly seatime!!
We were made to march everywhere during our visit, even to breakfast, so believe me you were lucky to get away with a pleasant stroll!

I am not too sure why we were allowed on Southampton but half of the ship's company were on leave so we had a pretty free run around. So you have been on a PWO acquaint? Did you get a jolly to Collingwood??

What are you complaining about: your first taste of naval life - though the marching to scran reminds me of secondary school, and lining up in the dinner queue and trying to squeeze in along a wobbly long wooden bench still holding your dinner plate and bowl of chocolate sponge n chocolate sauce/semolina or jam duff and custard... Mmmmmmmmm. I suppose children there days are used to be waited on by the dinner ladies, seated on small tables with chairs!
 
Ninja_Stoker said:
To arrange a seagoing ship acquaint talk to your ACLO, not the local AFCO (The AFCO are the ones who are busy), he/she should be able to arrange a trip on something for you in between rounds of golf I shouldn't wonder.

So you are saying they don't do alot then? I thought he would be the man to speak to, I guess I will have to wait until they all come back from Easter leave!
 

persona_non_grata

Lantern Swinger
If I remember rightly Matlo_Caroline did something like this a while ago last summer. She may be the best person to contact for pointers on who to contact at the OCLC, etc. The thread is probably lying around in Newbies somewhere early on.

PNG
 
If you fail to get on a ship, get yerself down to Guz or Pompey, get sh1tfaced..pull a munter...at least you'll start training with a few dits to tell.
 
[quote="slim

You are correct. the Torpoint ferry runs on chains, it's a hangover from our slaving days and is meant to stop it running away. Which means that Tony B will shortly be apologising to the Torpoint ferry, if there are any votes to be gained from such an action.[/quote]


LMAO... nice one Slim - but you forgot to mention the army of social workers and Ambulance chasers that will also decend on dear old Plymouth.. one lot to counsel it for all its years of oppression and subserviance to its vicious Imperialist owners, and the other to file for reparation payments!!!

F_J
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Taztiff Crabs getting their feet wet? Current Affairs 5
MoD_RSS Game changers - getting our robots to speak with one voice MoD News 0
MoD_RSS In praise of red tape: getting regulation right MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Beat the rush by getting your MOT done this summer MoD News 0
4 Any tips for getting in the right frame of mind as a submariner? Joining the Royal Navy 19
MoD_RSS Getting back behind the wheel? Here’s some useful advice MoD News 0
K Previous broken bones, can they stop me getting in? Joining the Royal Navy 1
MoD_RSS Highways England’s pumps £85 million into getting people back on bikes MoD News 0
MoD_RSS How our construction sites are getting ready for re-start MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Getting PPE to those who need it MoD News 0
P Getting in after messing up before? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 14
MoD_RSS Getting help if your business is in distress MoD News 0
J Getting a job after leaving rn Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 8
Bad CO Real Life Getting In the Way Site Issues 82
MoD_RSS Getting Clear on Student Finance MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Civil news: Getting paid first time MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Speech: Getting the right leadership is vital for patient safety MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Largest upgrade in a generation to workplace rights - getting work right for British workers and businesses MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Uncooperative illegal waste carrier fined after getting his wish for day in court MoD News 0
R Getting an entry date moved? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 9
klgreload Getting to PRNC Joining the Royal Navy 1
U Difficulty getting into RFA as apprentice chef? RFA 28
J Getting deselected from promotion and loss of earning Health & Fitness 5
MoD_RSS Speech: Encryption and counter-terrorism: getting the balance right MoD News 0
D The RN is getting weaker - Another Discovery5 Naval whine The Gash Barge 55
Lumberjack Being a reg and getting a degree Joining the Royal Navy 7
M Job title when getting insurance quotes? Finance & Pensions 9
John the Baptist Are the chances of getting taken on as a biomedical science trainee good or sheit? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 9
C Getting FAT again Joining the Royal Navy 2
Onestep Worth getting an MOT? Health & Fitness 0
janner Is Pusser getting one? Submariners 5
A All Arms getting easier???? The Corps 12
EightSixteen Getting Pulled Off Leave RFA 11
mxgan98 getting paid on leave Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 1
muskovardo Getting home Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 6
matt93 Getting your green lid Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 7
C Getting a Commission Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 72
soleil S Wales Evening Post: "Press-Ganged Into Getting Fit With The Royal Naval Reserves" Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 2
D Help with getting fit enough to excell in training!!!?! Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 44
D Getting to Collingwood from Pompey Bases / Shore Est 21
C getting ill at CTC The Corps 10
trelawney126 Establishment getting Worried? Diamond Lil's 79
wet_blobby Getting more RR gongs Diamond Lil's 13
ISeeThreeShips Better Chances Of Getting Back In If You've Previously Served? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 10
C Getting fit Health & Fitness 44
K Getting pressy to son for xmas without him knowing The Quarterdeck 7
witsend You know you're getting old when.......... Diamond Lil's 197
I Chances of Getting Officer Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 15
J Getting a mortgage whilst living on base Finance & Pensions 8
digger84 Getting Divorced Nearest & Dearest 5
Similar threads


















































Top