Just a few questions..

#1
hey, i am seriously thinking about joining the royal navy and would be filling out an application form this week, but i would like to make sure the royal navy is for me. i would be going in as a weapons engineer but there is a bit of a waiting list.

i just have a few little questions

i read that the commanding officer of a submarine does not always pass on messages on to the workers on board a submarine is this the same for ships

what time does the normal working day start on a ship, as submarine is 6 hours on then 6 hours off what is it on a ship

how often is there internet connection on a ship to send email and are you allowed to take a laptop on the ship

how many guys are there to a room usually on a ship

thanks
 
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angrydoc

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#2
It is sad that the questions you pose are deal-breakers in your quest to join the Royal Navy.
 
#6
Morty said:
hey, i am seriously thinking about joining the royal navy and would be filling out an application form this week, but i would like to make sure the royal navy is for me. i would be going in as a weapons engineer but there is a bit of a waiting list.

i just have a few little questions

i read that the commanding officer of a submarine does not always pass on messages on to the workers on board a submarine is this the same for ships.
what time does the normal working day start on a ship, as submarine is 6 hours on then 6 hours off what is it on a ship

how often is there internet connection on a ship to send email and are you allowed to take a laptop on the ship

how many guys are there to a room usually on a ship

thanks
Wrong. You are seriously thinking about APPLYING for the navy. Heaven help us. I can't be bothered to answer your questions as I'm still not sure if you are for real or not. If you apply and are not successful there are plenty of windows in the world that need licking.
 
#9
Morty said:
hey, i am seriously thinking about joining the royal navy and would be filling out an application form this week, but i would like to make sure the royal navy is for me. i would be going in as a weapons engineer but there is a bit of a waiting list.

i just have a few little questions

i read that the commanding officer of a submarine does not always pass on messages on to the workers on board a submarine is this the same for ships. No, on ships they have a big screen on the flight deck which broadcasts BBC News and Sky Sports News so all news can be received, the workers get their messages on ships because the mobile signals work unlike on submarines, your loved ones can just send you a text.

what time does the normal working day start on a ship, as submarine is 6 hours on then 6 hours off what is it on a ship? Ships are 9-5 unless you are the driver or the lookout, they work hard shifts, the chef gets up early to cook your breakfast but don't worry you'll get lots of sleep.

how often is there internet connection on a ship to send email and are you allowed to take a laptop on the ship You used to be able to take laptops but now there is no need, they are issued at Raleigh, you can get email everywhere but Gibraltar and Somalia, they haven't got it there yet. There are budget cuts coming so soon you might have to share one between two.

how many guys are there to a room usually on a ship? Never more than 4, except during war, then sometimes they have to put two in the bed because you carry more workers. On the small ships you sometimes get a room to yourself, you can request this if you do well in training

thanks
Good luck, I hope this helps.
 

jjp23

Lantern Swinger
#10
Hello morty,

I am also of the opinion that this may be a wind up but i will bite.

I have just bashed a couple of things into the search function and found answers straight away. I didn't put the links here as i thought you could have a look for yourself. Perhaps the other members of the site may be a little kinder if you tried to find the answers and if you can't find what your after try to ask then.

Just a thought.
 
#11
I'll bite:

Morty said:
i just have a few little questions

i read that the commanding officer of a submarine does not always pass on messages on to the workers on board a submarine is this the same for ships
No


what time does the normal working day start on a ship, as submarine is 6 hours on then 6 hours off what is it on a ship
The working day usually starts at 0755 and finishes at 1630, when you must be at your part of ship. Depending on your branch you may have to keep watches as well. This usually means you will work from 0755 until 1630 and then again for 4 hours at some point during the night.
This arrangement can and will change frequently depending on whether there are enough people onboard. Sometimes the ship will go to defence watches working a six on/six off pattern like subs. The start and end times of the working day are never set in stone and will often change if there is more work to do, i.e during an exercise or war.



how often is there internet connection on a ship to send email and are you allowed to take a laptop on the ship

Hardly ever at sea and rarely alongside. Don't expect to be updating your Facebook every day (or week for that matter.)
When you send an email it will be stored in a database and sent later on when the comms ratings have enough mail to send and there is signal. I'm sure one of them will explain it better.

Laptops are fine and good for storing porn and phots on. If you are a loser, devoid of human interaction skills, you may use it to watch DVDs/play games on in your bed.


how many guys are there to a room usually on a ship

It entirely depends on the type of ship/luck/your branch/your rank.
I believe the largest messdecks on RN ships are on Type 22s with 51 men to a mess. I've heard the new 45s have 6 man messes. Some ships even have single man ensuite cabins for JRs but these are RFAs and you have to be awesome like me to serve on them.


thanks
 
#12
lonestar said:
Morty said:
hey, i am seriously thinking about joining the royal navy and would be filling out an application form this week, but i would like to make sure the royal navy is for me. i would be going in as a weapons engineer but there is a bit of a waiting list.

i just have a few little questions

i read that the commanding officer of a submarine does not always pass on messages on to the workers on board a submarine is this the same for ships. No, on ships they have a big screen on the flight deck which broadcasts BBC News and Sky Sports News so all news can be received, the workers get their messages on ships because the mobile signals work unlike on submarines, your loved ones can just send you a text.

what time does the normal working day start on a ship, as submarine is 6 hours on then 6 hours off what is it on a ship? Ships are 9-5 unless you are the driver or the lookout, they work hard shifts, the chef gets up early to cook your breakfast but don't worry you'll get lots of sleep.

how often is there internet connection on a ship to send email and are you allowed to take a laptop on the ship You used to be able to take laptops but now there is no need, they are issued at Raleigh, you can get email everywhere but Gibraltar and Somalia, they haven't got it there yet. There are budget cuts coming so soon you might have to share one between two.

how many guys are there to a room usually on a ship? Never more than 4, except during war, then sometimes they have to put two in the bed because you carry more workers. On the small ships you sometimes get a room to yourself, you can request this if you do well in training

thanks
Good luck, I hope this helps.
thanks alot!
 
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angrydoc

Guest
#13
I think what we are all trying to say is that if you want to join the RN then you need to shift your priorities a bit. In the grand scheme of things, internet access isn't that important and the tone of your message comes across as "what can I get out of the RN" rather than the converse.
 
#16
so would i be able to take a mobile phone on board and be able to keep in contact with home and have a signal, and there two different replys to how many people there are in a mess (is a mess the bedroom) thanks
 
#19
Morty said:
so would i be able to take a mobile phone on board and be able to keep in contact with home and have a signal, and there two different replys to how many people there are in a mess (is a mess the bedroom) thanks
Yeah don't worry they put a booster on the ship so the workers can all get phone signal. You can text and call but you have to have it on silent or it interferes with the navigation systems.

A mess is indeed a bedroom, it is called a mess because it normally is lol.

That answer about 50 people was clearly outdated, times have moved on and normally it is around 4, except in war as I said. There are a few old ships with more in a room but you can ask not to serve on these if you do well in training.
 
#20
lonestar said:
Morty said:
so would i be able to take a mobile phone on board and be able to keep in contact with home and have a signal, and there two different replys to how many people there are in a mess (is a mess the bedroom) thanks
Yeah don't worry they put a booster on the ship so the workers can all get phone signal. You can text and call but you have to have it on silent or it interferes with the navigation systems.

A mess is indeed a bedroom, it is called a mess because it normally is lol.

That answer about 50 people was clearly outdated, times have moved on and normally it is around 4, except in war as I said. There are a few old ships with more in a room but you can ask not to serve on these if you do well in training.
ok thanks for the replies i feel better about joining now thanks guys
 
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