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Mine Clearance Divers on Submarines?

aaronknox99

Midshipman
can royal navy divers operate from any of the submarines in the Navy's arsenal? e.g to perform repairs or so they can operate in a certain area?
 

aaronknox99

Midshipman
am i mistaken or do MCD's fufill the same role as ships divers? (and more) wasn't that one of the reasons why the ship diving trade was halted?
 
Long story. Yes is the simple answer. But we don't have enough MCDs, amongst other reasons, to put them into Ships (apart from PROTECTOR) full-time.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
MCDs may do beach recce stuff from boats on occasion but attack diving from boats tends to be more SF. Maintenance ops would be conducted alongside in peacetime so there's no requirement to carry MCDs routinely.


Besides, they get paid well enough without submarine pay.
 

Guns

War Hero
Moderator
You can't have divers and subamrines together. You would in essence have one bunch of people who think a shower per deployment is enough and are pasty white and fear the big yellow thing in the sky and the other lot who would, like absolutly die if they were denyed their basic human right to shower ten times a day, spray themselves in scent and practice their vollyball pose in the sun.

And they would implode trying to work out who has the most specialist pay.

You could have a submariner officer, qualified, who leaves the service to be an MCDO. Unlikely but possible.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
This is true, the paradox would reverse the dilithuim crystals on the submarine and gravity would stop.

I'd forgotten about the nuclear physics aspect.
 
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