life as a submariner


hi guys im interested in joining the navy and curious about life as a submariner

my questions are regarding a typical (3-6 month? if thats right) deployment

1.How long are you submerged for on average and maximum before getting out?

2.How often and for how long do you get out over a 6 month deployment?

3.Do you get many or any foreign port excursions?

4. How long is spent between deployments?

5 .Advantages of being a submariner over surface fleet?


War Hero
The short answer:

1. 3-6 months, roughly.
2. You don't.
3. No.
4. About 3-6 months.
5. Submarine pay.
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Book Reviewer
1. Most of it.
2. Very seldom (if you get out you let the water in).
3. Not many, Bombers even less.
4. Depends on your drafting.
5. Better pay