Question about Tours/Deployment/Missions/whatever name it is

When you're at base and you're told that you're going Subbing (Correct term please?) for say 4 months, does that mean you are literally under the Ocean for 16 weeks? Or does that mean you're just away from the UK for 16 weeks?

What's the longest you can be away for? I've heard 17 months!

Thanks in advance - I'm really giving the Submarines serious thought.
 

G_Rivet

Badgeman
creddly said:
When you're at base and you're told that you're going Subbing (Correct term please?) for say 4 months, does that mean you are literally under the Ocean for 16 weeks? Or does that mean you're just away from the UK for 16 weeks?

What's the longest you can be away for? I've heard 17 months!

Thanks in advance - I'm really giving the Submarines serious thought.

Bit out of touch these days Creddly as all our Boats are nuclear, but e.g. when I served in an O Boat in the 60's our longest dived patrol was 83 days. (snorting as & when) that seemed long enough. Then, the Falkland's War came along and this Boat played a major, but generally unsung part in that war. It must've been pretty grim.


http://www.submariners.co.uk/Dits/Articles/onyx2.htm
 
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G_Rivet said:
our longest dived patrol was 83 days. (snorting as & when)

Thanks for the reply G Rivet!

So was that 11 weeks under the Ocean or just the length of your patrol? Did you rise at all or was it literally 83 days under sea?

Oh and what's 'Snorting' ? lol sorry I'm so naive! :razz:
 
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This may be wrong but my fella is going on Vangards (well thats his first choice anyway) He was told they go out for 12 weeks, in that 12 weeks he cant contact me AT ALL and the boat will not surface AT ALL.

He can recived 1 or 2 40 word tellegrams from me a week, unlike the S class where I think you can get more contact and if something happends like a death you can possibly get off, on the V class you cant and he was told if I sent a tellygram thing say for example out daughter (god forbid! just trying to think of worse example) is very very ill and going to die he wont be told until he gets back in 12 weeks as he CANT get off and they would delate it from my text encase he become unstable. So if you are in a relationship think about that.

Although on the plus side the V class are more stable 12 week deployments, while I have herd stories of the S classes who go out for 5/6 months stopped off at port in Gibrator and restocked for another few months, which my fella and I decided was worse then no contact.

I think the S classes are being replaced by the Asute class but dont know what they are like, nor do I know what the T class are like.

Again I am not 100% just going by what I have herd from differnet people.

I am sure someone will corrent me if its wrong.

Thanks
Sharon
 
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ProudNavyWife(tooBe) said:
This may be wrong but my fella is going on Vangards (well thats his first choice anyway) He was told they go out for 12 weeks, in that 12 weeks he cant contact me AT ALL and the boat will not surface AT ALL.

He can recived 1 or 2 40 word tellegrams from me a week, unlike the S class where I think you can get more contact and if something happends like a death you can possibly get off, on the V class you cant and he was told if I sent a tellygram thing say for example out daughter (god forbid! just trying to think of worse example) is very very ill and going to die he wont be told until he gets back in 12 weeks as he CANT get off and they would delate it from my text encase he become unstable. So if you are in a relationship think about that.

Although on the plus side the V class are more stable 12 week deployments, while I have herd stories of the S classes who go out for 5/6 months stopped off at port in Gibrator and restocked for another few months, which my fella and I decided was worse then no contact.

I think the S classes are being replaced by the Asute class but dont know what they are like, nor do I know what the T class are like.

Again I am not 100% just going by what I have herd from differnet people.

I am sure someone will corrent me if its wrong.

Thanks
Sharon

Thanks for the advice NavyWifeToBe!

I haven't definitely decided yet but I'm getting around to it and leaning more towards Submarines.
 

scabz

Lantern Swinger
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There are 2 kinds of recruits: those who want to be submariners and those with no ambition...
 
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scabz said:
There are 2 kinds of recruits: those who want to be submariners and those with no ambition...

Do I fall into the 'No Ambition' category? :razz:
 

G_Rivet

Badgeman
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creddly said:
G_Rivet said:
our longest dived patrol was 83 days. (snorting as & when)

Thanks for the reply G Rivet!

So was that 11 weeks under the Ocean or just the length of your patrol? Did you rise at all or was it literally 83 days under sea?

Oh and what's 'Snorting' ? lol sorry I'm so naive! :razz:

Yeah? and my dick's a bloater!
 

G_Rivet

Badgeman
Re: Question about Tours/Deployment/Missions/whatever name i

ProudNavyWife(tooBe) said:
This may be wrong but my fella is going on Vangards (well thats his first choice anyway) He was told they go out for 12 weeks, in that 12 weeks he cant contact me AT ALL and the boat will not surface AT ALL.

He can recived 1 or 2 40 word tellegrams from me a week, unlike the S class where I think you can get more contact and if something happends like a death you can possibly get off, on the V class you cant and he was told if I sent a tellygram thing say for example out daughter (god forbid! just trying to think of worse example) is very very ill and going to die he wont be told until he gets back in 12 weeks as he CANT get off and they would delate it from my text encase he become unstable. So if you are in a relationship think about that.

Although on the plus side the V class are more stable 12 week deployments, while I have herd stories of the S classes who go out for 5/6 months stopped off at port in Gibrator and restocked for another few months, which my fella and I decided was worse then no contact.

I think the S classes are being replaced by the Asute class but dont know what they are like, nor do I know what the T class are like.

Again I am not 100% just going by what I have herd from differnet people.

I am sure someone will corrent me if its wrong.

Thanks
Sharon

All this conjecture ain't good for your health love. If, and when, your old man gets to sea, take it from after his first trip.
 

stirling2

Banned
G_Rivet said:
creddly said:
When you're at base and you're told that you're going Subbing (Correct term please?) for say 4 months, does that mean you are literally under the Ocean for 16 weeks? Or does that mean you're just away from the UK for 16 weeks?

What's the longest you can be away for? I've heard 17 months!

Thanks in advance - I'm really giving the Submarines serious thought.

Bit out of touch these days Creddly as all our Boats are nuclear, but e.g. when I served in an O Boat in the 60's our longest dived patrol was 83 days. (snorting as & when) that seemed long enough. Then, the Falkland's War came along and this Boat played a major, but generally unsung part in that war. It must've been pretty grim.


http://www.submariners.co.uk/Dits/Articles/onyx2.htm

Thanks for the link Rivet as I have never seen this account before.
Stirl
 

G_Rivet

Badgeman
stirling said:
G_Rivet said:
creddly said:
When you're at base and you're told that you're going Subbing (Correct term please?) for say 4 months, does that mean you are literally under the Ocean for 16 weeks? Or does that mean you're just away from the UK for 16 weeks?

What's the longest you can be away for? I've heard 17 months!

Thanks in advance - I'm really giving the Submarines serious thought.

Bit out of touch these days Creddly as all our Boats are nuclear, but e.g. when I served in an O Boat in the 60's our longest dived patrol was 83 days. (snorting as & when) that seemed long enough. Then, the Falkland's War came along and this Boat played a major, but generally unsung part in that war. It must've been pretty grim.


http://www.submariners.co.uk/Dits/Articles/onyx2.htm

Thanks for the link Rivet as I have never seen this account before.
Stirl

You're welcome Stirl. Nice arse by the way.
 
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G_Rivet said:
creddly said:
G_Rivet said:
our longest dived patrol was 83 days. (snorting as & when)

Thanks for the reply G Rivet!

So was that 11 weeks under the Ocean or just the length of your patrol? Did you rise at all or was it literally 83 days under sea?

Oh and what's 'Snorting' ? lol sorry I'm so naive! :razz:

Yeah? and my dick's a bloater!

Sorry Rivet, you've lost me now! lol

I've just been reading on the escape training and how if you cock it up, basically you'll have no lungs left! :sad:
 

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