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How often do boats come into port?

Mike777

Badgeman
A million and one questions, I know, sorry.
A lot of people have been telling me that submarines very rarely come into port for visits, compared with surface ships.
I was wondering how often they actually do stop?
 

trelawney126

War Hero
A million and one questions, I know, sorry.
A lot of people have been telling me that submarines very rarely come into port for visits, compared with surface ships.
I was wondering how often they actually do stop?

Probably when they're alongside and the engines shut down
 

Topstop

War Hero
As little as half an hour, Naples to drop a Septic Admiral off, didnt get a run a shore.

Several weeks in Gib, day running. lots of runs ashore, some times got left behind if wasnt required

All depends on service requirements.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Not as many runs ashore as skimmers but better ones (put up in hotels etc). How often? Depends what your doing and where you are but no runs ashore on bombers.
 

Topstop

War Hero
Not as many runs ashore as skimmers but better ones (put up in hotels etc). How often? Depends what your doing and where you are but no runs ashore on bombers.


Cocoa Beach? once in a blue moon. Cyprus Guard boat on off crew if you`re lucky.
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
As little as half an hour, Naples to drop a Septic Admiral off, didnt get a run a shore.

Several weeks in Gib, day running. lots of runs ashore, some times got left behind if wasnt required

All depends on service requirements.

Almost wot he said:

As little as half an hour, Naples to pick up two Septic 'other language speakers', didnt get a run a shore.

Several weeks in Scottish Highlands (BUTEC), Gib, USA, Falklands (NOT the Malvinas!!) lots of runs ashore, some times got left behind if wasn't required, both when day running and 5th watch.

All depends on service requirements.
 

Polto

War Hero
Pretty much subs suck for any fun time.... hotels?? really??..
Really. Hotels. I've had lots. When on a jolly, only the duty watch remain on board. The remainder are accommodated elsewhere...which is ordinarily an hotel. Perhaps you need to do your research a bit more thoroughly before posting about something you clearly know little about Earlychop.

In reply to the OP, skimmers get more visits than submariners, bomber queens get even less. But there is no 'average' as such...it just depends on what the programme is.
 
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SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
Shush Polto! Keep schtum about the hotels AND the subbies that we also got as well.............

Huh, imagine going to Gib, staying in The Rock, or Bristol or Cally Pally AND being given a wedge of spends - it would never happen.............
 

EarlyChop

War Hero
Just trying to rile up a few sun dodgers.... easy enough.

Seems whenever they talk about the best part about being SM, Hotels!! always get a mention.

Then again if my job involved being trapped up in a stinking metal tub with nothing to see and sleeping in someone else sweat, I'd want a ******* 4* to tide me over occasionally.

Trolololololol.

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WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Using your vast submarine seagoing experience there Earlychop.....................oh it was all a bite, how silly of me :blah5::tool:
 

Polto

War Hero
Just trying to rile up a few sun dodgers.... easy enough.

Seems whenever they talk about the best part about being SM, Hotels!! always get a mention.

Then again if my job involved being trapped up in a stinking metal tub with nothing to see and sleeping in someone else sweat, I'd want a ******* 4* to tide me over occasionally.
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You really are quite the loser. Nomination for cotw perhaps. When do you expect to get to Sultan trol boy? There are one or two peeps I know in Stephenson hangar...and over at Newcomen...
 

EarlyChop

War Hero
And those gentlemen are going to give me the old one-two? or perhaps a little rubber necking?... tell me do they get all bent out of shape when someone gives a little tickle-in-jest too?

I just can't wait to meet them... will they be my instructors?
 

Ryan79

Midshipman
And those gentlemen are going to give me the old one-two? or perhaps a little rubber necking?... tell me do they get all bent out of shape when someone gives a little tickle-in-jest too?

I just can't wait to meet them... will they be my instructors?

Got to make it to Sultan first, good luck:laughing3:
 

Topstop

War Hero
I do......................
 
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