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ghostboat

Sharpen up!!!
1.Red epaulettes only disappeared for the RN (LHs & POs) in 1997.
2.Out ranking in the officer corps always has an will be driven by seniority in rank.
 
Rincewind said:
I saw a bootie on the quay side with his back to the sub, and from behind he looked like he was wearing a helo landing pad instead of a berret.

I noticed that and commented to my wife about having a poxy cornish pasty on his head. She looked at me with that typical "what's so important about that" look. I explained to her how us bootnecks would spend ages shapeing the Green Beret as it was a source of massive pride. You never saw a Bootneck with a crap beret.

Then she decided to talk houses for the next 20minutes (were in the process of moving) and I missed the start of the programme so decided not to bother with it. Shame, as it seems as if I may have missed a good show.
 
Rincewind said:
I saw a bootie on the quay side with his back to the sub, and from behind he looked like he was wearing a helo landing pad instead of a berret.

Also - the ratings had a mish mash of badges - the stoker was wearing red rank slides - i thought only sea cadets wore those? RN wear gold?

and why was the skipper being called Captain when he was a Commander? and even said to the spook - i out rank you, when clearly they were the same rank (3 ringers)

Rincewind

PS other than that - fcuk me what a brilliant bit of telly - apparently the sub was a german effort - they had to change all the dials and signs before filming.


Yes, the Marine was wearing the beret like a Sea Cadet, but why do TV/Movies always make somebody "on guard" look like a statue and stare into mid-space? Do they think they're as daft as the (Buck House type) Guards?

The badges thing - it's meant to be 1981, and the red WOULD be worn on the shoulder by LH and PO - CPOs wore the gold(en). But I'm sure some were wearing the newer Warfare Branch badge rather than their old RP/UC/UW badges, though they got the LRO right. Just what I meant about a mix of accuracy and glaring errors.

And I'm sure it was an Italian boat.
 
based on a story about an american sub according to my brother-in-law.
Did anyone else notice Filfla in the opening sequence? Was that bit filmed therefore at Ghar Lapsi?. Still, makes a change as most portrayals are brit made into yank :lol:
 
exile1 said:
based on a story about an american sub according to my brother-in-law.

TRUE. Ironically, the TV Movie/Drama is based on a book about an American boat, the USS Candlefish, according to AMAZON

AND the "Philadelphia Story", which has several parallels, was written by the same authors!.

Edit.... Oooops I think I meant the "Philadelphia Experiment"
 
I noticed they called their own MK 8's ''Torpedos'' and they also called
the Russian torpedos, ''torpedos'' ? Do you see what i am getting at ?
Your own were called ''weapons'' and only the enemies were called
''torpedos '' .To save any confusion like ''his torpedos or my torpedos''
 
Skunkmiester said:
Rincewind said:
I saw a bootie on the quay side with his back to the sub, and from behind he looked like he was wearing a helo landing pad instead of a berret.

I noticed that and commented to my wife about having a poxy cornish pasty on his head. She looked at me with that typical "what's so important about that" look. I explained to her how us bootnecks would spend ages shapeing the Green Beret as it was a source of massive pride. You never saw a Bootneck with a crap beret.

Then she decided to talk houses for the next 20minutes (were in the process of moving) and I missed the start of the programme so decided not to bother with it. Shame, as it seems as if I may have missed a good show.

I lost the plot for a while with only half watching the pgm. One minute the Russkies had the boat then we are going on board. I thought the pancake was a Russkie. Strewth where did they dig that actor from Army and Navy Stores perhaps.

I remember being awarded my beret dripping wet having just dumped it a half hour before in the sink to create that shape. We are not amused!!!

Best actors I ever viewed potraying the corp has to be " A UNGENTLEMANLY ACT".

Taped second part we shall see what happens next.
 
Rincewind said:
I saw a bootie on the quay side with his back to the sub, and from behind he looked like he was wearing a helo landing pad instead of a berret.

Also - the ratings had a mish mash of badges - the stoker was wearing red rank slides - i thought only sea cadets wore those? RN wear gold?

and why was the skipper being called Captain when he was a Commander? and even said to the spook - i out rank you, when clearly they were the same rank (3 ringers)

Rincewind

PS other than that - fcuk me what a brilliant bit of telly - apparently the sub was a german effort - they had to change all the dials and signs before filming.

Rincewind the red slide ranks were gradually phased out mid nineties as a nozza it was a right pain in the a*se as at first you knew you were on safe ground if you did'nt salute anyone with red epilettes.

edited- Sorry old chap just realised nelsons blood has addressed this point
 
Jones265R said:
Rincewind the red slide ranks were gradually phased out mid nineties as a nozza it was a right pain in the a*se as at first you knew you were on safe ground if you did'nt salute anyone with red epilettes.

You were a nozzer in 1994? You mean you were only 4 when the Falklands Campaign occurred? Bloody hell, I do feel old! 8O
 
Speaking into the loudspeaker, rather than a microphone was a slight oddity I thought, also my memory may well be at fault here (well it has been a few years now) but wasn't Chlorine gas a side effect of getting seawater in the batteries - not from shorting them out?
Otherwise one of the better Submarine film attempts.
 
Piglet said:
Speaking into the loudspeaker, rather than a microphone was a slight oddity I thought, also my memory may well be at fault here (well it has been a few years now) but wasn't Chlorine gas a side effect of getting seawater in the batteries - not from shorting them out?
Otherwise one of the better Submarine film attempts.

You get chlorine gas whenever an electric current passes through seawater/molten table salt (sodium chloride). You can also get noxious gas produced when seawater reacts with the acid in the battery, I recall. Mind you as I last did chemistry as a teenager many, many years ago, this could be a little inaccurate! :oops:
 
Jones265R said:
Rincewind said:
I saw a bootie on the quay side with his back to the sub, and from behind he looked like he was wearing a helo landing pad instead of a berret.

Also - the ratings had a mish mash of badges - the stoker was wearing red rank slides - i thought only sea cadets wore those? RN wear gold?

and why was the skipper being called Captain when he was a Commander? and even said to the spook - i out rank you, when clearly they were the same rank (3 ringers)
Rincewind

PS other than that - fcuk me what a brilliant bit of telly - apparently the sub was a german effort - they had to change all the dials and signs before filming.

Rincewind the red slide ranks were gradually phased out mid nineties as a nozza it was a right pain in the a*se as at first you knew you were on safe ground if you did'nt salute anyone with red epilettes.

edited- Sorry old chap just realised nelsons blood has addressed this point

Didn't matter whether he was a 2 & a half or a 3 ringer the bod in charge of the boat was always called Captain
 

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