How do you get rid of water in a submarine?

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  1. stupid question i know but i was watching Das Boot, yes i know its just a film, but there was water coming into the sub through the open hatch, how would you get rid of that?
  2. Don't be so stupid, how would you think?
    You dial 999 say "Firebrigade" and they do the rest.
    What a bone question.
  3. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Mop and bucket
  4. Surely you just open the hatch and chuck it out again?
  5. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    You put the ballast pump on line and pump from sea to foreward until you lose suction.
  6. Saw that for real once. Grampus if I recall.
    I was also aboard her whilst dived when the galley burst into flames.
    Happy days.
  7. Really? I thought you opened the battery hatch and let it drain down into the battery compartment!
  8. Don't be so silly. It just drains out of the holes in the bottom.
  10. All your bizare questions answered.

  11. Though not necessarily answered correctly.
  12. It doesn't mention any bleedin' windows! :lol:
  13. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    It doesn't even answer the questions it asks itself

    Q. How many British submarines have sunk?

    The Royal Navy has never lost a nuclear submarine.
  14. Of course, gravity! I feel a bit silly now. :oops:
  15. Being old fashioned, personally I would pump from Fwd to Sea.

    Have a nice day

  16. You would be amazed at the number of qualified submariners who actually think the answer to that question is 'none'!

  17. I await further discussion with interest...........

    Obviously, there are 'some' windows! Shall I start with the bridge windows?
  18. Unless it came through the donk shop hatch :wink: Personally I'd just throw teepol in it and then let loose the dabbers and their scotchbrites.
  19. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

  20. Good start. That's usually my startpoint, as it's usually a dabber officer who make the mistake of thinking there are none. That one makes them either blush and fart, or decry them as 'not really windows'.

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