Seaman Specialist

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Hello all I was thinking of joining the navy as a Seaman Specialist. I was just wondering if anybody could tell me what their day is like as a Seaman Specialist and also what sort of things they do. I have read all the information I can fnd but was just looking for more. Thanks
 
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Seaman Specialists are assigned to the Sockbay to take care of matelots special needs! :twisted:

Food is optional, pay is compulsory.... but things may change.
 

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slim said:
Clean, clean, clean, paint, clean, sleep, clean chip paint...................
Best the Bosun doesn't catch you. Chipping hammers - the devils tool.

Now it is the air powered wizzer.
 
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malspal

Lantern Swinger
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slim said:
pernod said:
Thanks very much already looked at these I guess I was just looking for a bit more hands on information.
Right how about all you Seaman specialists out there help the lad out.
let him know what the job is really like, the good and the bad?
Thanks Slim I really just want to hear people's opinions on this position from people who have either worked as an SS or have friends that are in the navy as an SS.
 
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pernod said:
Hello all I was thinking of joining the navy as a Seaman Specialist. I was just wondering if anybody could tell me what their day is like as a Seaman Specialist and also what sort of things they do. I have read all the information I can fnd but was just looking for more. Thanks
Hi Pernod,

Firstly when at sea one of your main duties is to work on the bridge steering the ship and helping the officer of the watch as a lookout. You will also deal with any visual signalling with other navy ships around you. When not on watch you will be involved in doing all types of seamanship duties ie looking after the life rafts, driving the fast boats, taking charge of seamanship evolutions (Anchoring, replenishements etc). You will also get involved in general ship evolutions fire-fighting, damage control. There will be cleaning duties the same as everyone. When alongside you normally cover the gangway watches doing armed sentries etc. You will also do a lot of the maintenence of seamanship equipment when alongside.

Hope this helps

SM

:)
 
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supermario said:
pernod said:
Hello all I was thinking of joining the navy as a Seaman Specialist. I was just wondering if anybody could tell me what their day is like as a Seaman Specialist and also what sort of things they do. I have read all the information I can fnd but was just looking for more. Thanks
Hi Pernod,

Firstly when at sea one of your main duties is to work on the bridge steering the ship and helping the officer of the watch as a lookout. You will also deal with any visual signalling with other navy ships around you. When not on watch you will be involved in doing all types of seamanship duties ie looking after the life rafts, driving the fast boats, taking charge of seamanship evolutions (Anchoring, replenishements etc). You will also get involved in general ship evolutions fire-fighting, damage control. There will be cleaning duties the same as everyone. When alongside you normally cover the gangway watches doing armed sentries etc. You will also do a lot of the maintenence of seamanship equipment when alongside.

Hope this helps

SM

:)
Hey that brilliant thanks very much !
 
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pernod said:
supermario said:
pernod said:
Hello all I was thinking of joining the navy as a Seaman Specialist. I was just wondering if anybody could tell me what their day is like as a Seaman Specialist and also what sort of things they do. I have read all the information I can fnd but was just looking for more. Thanks
Hi Pernod,

Firstly when at sea one of your main duties is to work on the bridge steering the ship and helping the officer of the watch as a lookout. You will also deal with any visual signalling with other navy ships around you. When not on watch you will be involved in doing all types of seamanship duties ie looking after the life rafts, driving the fast boats, taking charge of seamanship evolutions (Anchoring, replenishements etc). You will also get involved in general ship evolutions fire-fighting, damage control. There will be cleaning duties the same as everyone. When alongside you normally cover the gangway watches doing armed sentries etc. You will also do a lot of the maintenence of seamanship equipment when alongside.

Hope this helps

SM

:)
Hey that brilliant thanks very much !
Just another point to add, Seaman Specs now are the upper deck gunners at action too.
 

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