PhillipJFry said:Incidentally, does anyone else get fed up listening to these old diesel ratings yip on about how 'great' they were? A bloke in my office goes against the grain here by insisting how shoite they really were, and that living, working and sleeping in your own filth is not 'manly'!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well I am ex both and on balance diesel boats were best. It wasn't the cramped accomodation, the smell, the basic catering, the foul air after a long dive, or the lack of fresh water, but the cameradery from living in such shite conditions that made the diesel boats special.
I enjoyed my SSN time too, but for different reasons. I am glad I sertved in both but the diesel time was the best.