Hydrographic ships?

#1
Do these only go to antartica and circuit the UK, or do they go everywhere and anywhere? do they port much?, do Hydro, meteor, oceano specialists serve on these all the time, or could they serve on any ship, frigate, carrier etc?

cheers
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#2
Those who specialise as hyrdrographers survey world-wide as the RN produces global Admiralty charts besides UK & Antarctic coastal regions. Certain ship-types serve in different areas, such as ice-breakers where there's ice & coastal craft in inshore survey roles. Ocean going survey ships do as the name implies.

Meteorologist specialists generally serve on aircraft carriers and with deployed task groups worldwide.
 
#10
ok mate, you know there is a bout a 36 month wait to join as a WS(HM)?
after your basic training you will go off to MWS Drake for your HM training.
Sea draft wise as the branch is an merged branch of the old Metoc and SR branches, you will do survey ship time and Metoc time. To gain best expreience you want a CVS, where you will work alongside 2 Killicks and one other Metoc or WS(HM)
 
#12
waveyourflag said:
soapy007 said:
are you thinking of joing as a WS(HM) OR HM OFFICER? Just curious as a POA(METOC)
just a rating or whatever they call it
Hmm

Then how is it that I gave up some of my precious beauty sleep last night to explain to you about joining as an Officer and the need for UCAS points .........?

:(
 
#14
soleil said:
waveyourflag said:
soapy007 said:
are you thinking of joing as a WS(HM) OR HM OFFICER? Just curious as a POA(METOC)
just a rating or whatever they call it
Hmm

Then how is it that I gave up some of my precious beauty sleep last night to explain to you about joining as an Officer and the need for UCAS points .........?

:(
We await the answer with bated breath.
PS I'm sure you don't need beauty sleep Sol :)
 
#16
soleil said:
waveyourflag said:
soapy007 said:
are you thinking of joing as a WS(HM) OR HM OFFICER? Just curious as a POA(METOC)
just a rating or whatever they call it
Hmm

Then how is it that I gave up some of my precious beauty sleep last night to explain to you about joining as an Officer and the need for UCAS points .........?

:(
Now I know why you woke up irritable and wouldn't give me breakfast :roll: :oops: :D
 
#17
Rumrat said:
soleil said:
waveyourflag said:
soapy007 said:
are you thinking of joing as a WS(HM) OR HM OFFICER? Just curious as a POA(METOC)
just a rating or whatever they call it
Hmm

Then how is it that I gave up some of my precious beauty sleep last night to explain to you about joining as an Officer and the need for UCAS points .........?

:(
Now I know why you woke up irritable and wouldn't give me breakfast :roll: :oops: :D
I thought you normally dished out the brekkies :wink: RR