life on a submarine

#1
anyone got any heads up on joining up to be a submarine rating? Time, training, etc

Life on a submarine...
Just general stuff on RN subs

Thanks all...

Josh
 
#4
But not as bad as a bootie..................................................







urm actually yeah fair one Blobbs- Submariners-- yeah they smell xxxxxxxxxxx
 

Topaz

Lantern Swinger
#5
Right i need to clear this up.

Why arnt women alowed on subs?
I always thought that it was because they couldnt have the pyhsical abilty to meet with the demads... because everyone on a sub sone everything. And the whole thing about a female and males in a can... yehh

But then I got told that it was something to do with like how the sub works and it gives of a ray or something that buggers up womens ovaries but doesnt affect men.

I need some sort of clarification lol.
 

wet_blobby

War Hero
Moderator
#6
I think it's got to do with people like me making jokes about women going down.....

Ok, I'll admit its because of the ray guns they get issued to fight of the mermaids.
 
#7
Topaz said:
Right i need to clear this up.

Why arnt women alowed on subs?
I always thought that it was because they couldnt have the pyhsical abilty to meet with the demads... because everyone on a sub sone everything. And the whole thing about a female and males in a can... yehh

But then I got told that it was something to do with like how the sub works and it gives of a ray or something that buggers up womens ovaries but doesnt affect men.

I need some sort of clarification lol.
a lot of it is do with getting rid of sanitary items - etc etc
 
#8
I always thought it was because of the pressure differences underwater could affect a womans reproductive system differently than that of a man.
 
#10
AndyRamage said:
I always thought it was because of the pressure differences underwater could affect a womans reproductive system differently than that of a man.
sounds a load of bollocks to me mate.
 

Don87

Lantern Swinger
#13
Just a little side note, never EVER call a submarine a "sub". It is a term which (as far as I've gathered) is seriously disliked in the Submarine Service.

Try "boats" or "submarines" :thumright:


To the original poster, no offense but it is NOT hard to read the RN official website, which will tell you all the basics you need to know. It takes about 15 seconds to find the appropriate page, so yeah...you know...look.
 
#14
Don87 said:
Just a little side note, never EVER call a submarine a "sub". It is a term which (as far as I've gathered) is seriously disliked in the Submarine Service.

Try "boats" or "submarines" :thumright:
Of course there is nothing official about the word 'boat', it is a long tradition and I have even got the naval stores in guzz to call them boats in there stores sigs. I told them 'no it won't be delivered to the ship', they are known as 'boats' and that's what they now say.

A point on the 'they smell' comment. The change of air in boats is a lot better and more often than on targets so when someone drops their guts, it don't hang around as long.
 
#16
Mmmm, well the yanks say:
Women are not currently assigned to submarine crews because of the very limited habitability and privacy onboard a submarine
The RN says:
Service in submarines is closed to women because of medical concerns for the safety of the foetus and hence its mother. This restriction is purely medical and does not relate to combat effectiveness. The potential risks to the foetus do not arise from hazardous radiation, but from contaminants in the submarine's atmosphere.
I would tend to believe the yanks more as the RN site also says:
Q. What does sonar sound like?

Active sonar makes sounds very much like the "pings" you've heard on TV programmes or in films.
The real reason is that No-one wants them
 

airy-fairy

Lantern Swinger
#17
SolmaN said:
anyone got any heads up on joining up to be a submarine rating? Time, training, etc

Life on a submarine...
Just general stuff on RN subs

Thanks all...

Josh
Er, life in the s/m service?? Some words that spring to mind-

Ground hog day, duties, dull, boring, duties, mong jobs, duties, thinking your the best, overweight, duties, scrubbing 2 deck, using the phrase 'why do i have to do an RNFT', did i mention the amount of duties that you'll do..............

I had a great time on T boats, honest. Highly recommend it! (however, once your in its nails to get out!)
 
#18
airy-fairy said:
SolmaN said:
anyone got any heads up on joining up to be a submarine rating? Time, training, etc

Life on a submarine...
Just general stuff on RN subs

Thanks all...

Josh
Er, life in the s/m service?? Some words that spring to mind-

Ground hog day, duties, dull, boring, duties, mong jobs, duties, thinking your the best, overweight, duties, scrubbing 2 deck, using the phrase 'why do i have to do an RNFT', did i mention the amount of duties that you'll do..............

I had a great time on T boats, honest. Highly recommend it! (however, once your in its nails to get out!)
Yes there are some boring dull sods on boats and airy-fairy is probably the most of them.
 

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