Is there an age limit to go to sea?

#1
I was just wondering, as I'll be joining soon to go in Submarines and I'll only be around 16/17, if you join under 18, are you confined to stone frigates, or can yo actually go to sea?
 
#3
Joined my first ship on my 17th Birthday, went to sea the following day! I think the skipper got paid extra as he was my legal guardian, not sure how true that bit was though. However, this was in 1984!
 
#9
The average application time is 12 to 24 months. Plus you will have 10 weeks at Raleigh followed by specialist training of a few months followed then by Submarine training, so even after you've joined you won't get on your first submarines for a good 12 months. So I would guess you are going to be over 18 by the time you get to sea.

Good luck

SM
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#10
As stated above, you supposedly cannot deploy operationally until 18 & would be landed if the ship is sent to an operational theatre.

You can join a seagoing ship from age 17 - if you can complete selection & training after joining on you 16th birthday!

You can theoretically join a non-operational ship (refit, docking & essential defects, etc) from age 16 but a Tardis would be required to achieve it.
 

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