Ships

Mitch

Badgeman
I'm under the understanding that in the AIB or even the interview I may be asked to name ships of the Royal Navy. Is there an easy way of being able to learn ship recognition or is it just a case of searching each ship and finding pictures?

Thanks
Mitch
 

stumpy

War Hero
Mitch said:
I'm under the understanding that in the AIB or even the interview I may be asked to name ships of the Royal Navy. Is there an easy way of being able to learn ship recognition or is it just a case of searching each ship and finding pictures?

Thanks
Mitch
Talk to the careers office and get a book from them about ships, aircraft etc. It is quite easy as ships are divided into just a few classes:
Destroyers: Type 42 and 45.
Frigates: Types 22 and 23.
Aircraft Carriers: CVS (and hopefully CVF)
Amphibious: LPD and LPH
Submarines: Vanguard class (bomber) or Trafalgar (Hunter/Killer)
Minehunters: Hunt and Sandown Class.

Those are the main ones (but read a bit about survey ships etc).

If you can tell the difference between a Ford Mondeo and a Vauxhall Safira then telling ships apart is easy. Remember Frigates have a big "F" on the side, and destroyers have a big "D"!!! Don't try to remember ships numbers though, except possibly the aircraft carrier ones as they are easy.
 

spider_monkey

Lantern Swinger
Mitch said:
Great thanks. Will I not need to know specific ships then?
You'll probably be safe just knowing the types, but having more in-depth knowledge might just set you out from the other candidates.

I'd focus slightly more attention on the Royal Marines Corps, its layout, Units locations and their commitments (both current and forthcoming), key personnel such as CGRM, Comd 3 Cdo Bde RM, and other high ranking bootneck officers in key positions, Corps History, career structure and specialist trades which are open to Officers.

If you can display a thorough understanding of the Corps you will impress more than by displaying over detailed knowledge of the Royal Navy.
 
It might be an idea to know the floaty things Jack so kindly kindly carries Royal about in, I think the current amphibious ships are HMS Ocean, Bulwark and Albion.
 

2badge_mango

War Hero
I'm glad they didn't ask me to name all the ships when I took the recruiting test. I'd still be writing them now 55 years later.
We had THOUSANDS of 'em!!

2BM
 
2badge_mango said:
I'm glad they didn't ask me to name all the ships when I took the recruiting test. I'd still be writing them now 55 years later.
We had THOUSANDS of 'em!!

2BM
Zulus..where..? :shock:
 

dt018a9667

War Hero
wet_blobby said:
2badge_mango said:
I'm glad they didn't ask me to name all the ships when I took the recruiting test. I'd still be writing them now 55 years later.
We had THOUSANDS of 'em!!

2BM
Zulus..where..? :shock:
Strangely enough we did have a tribal class of frigate. And Zulu was one of them.
 

2badge_mango

War Hero
And before them Tribal class destroyers. Zulu was sunk in 1942, but the Canucks were still running several of them into the 1960s.

2BM
 
Mitch said:
I'm under the understanding that in the AIB or even the interview I may be asked to name ships of the Royal Navy. Is there an easy way of being able to learn ship recognition or is it just a case of searching each ship and finding pictures?

Thanks
Mitch
A way to learn all the ships is to buy this book or see if you have it in your local libary here you go: http://play.com/Books/Books/4-/410452/The_Royal_Navy_Handbook/Product.html

i know im bit to late for the response
 

NoFaultFound

Badgeman
ANGWISH said:
Slightly off thread here, but, do ships still have detachments nowadays?? :cool:
I went on detachment with three sea harriers to California off HMS Invincible once. Had a cracking weekend in Las Vegas on full subs. Top detachment :D
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
MoD_RSS Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during August 2020 MoD News 0
cheddarman Ships Bell Submariners 7
MoD_RSS Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during July 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during June 2020 MoD News 0
D Looking for Challenge/Spoof Coins From RFA Ships RFA 2
D HM Ships at speed History 3
MoD_RSS Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during May 2020 MoD News 0
W Boats or Ships Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 28
MoD_RSS Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during April 2020 MoD News 0
F Joining as a Systems Engineer as an ETO on Cruise Ships RFA 4
MoD_RSS 19,000 British travellers return from cruise ships after major international effort MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during March 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during February 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Over-70s and at-risk Brits advised against travelling on cruise ships MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Government backs cleaner planes, ships and automobiles with £37 million boost MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during January 2020 MoD News 0
M Ships Photographers in WW2. History 10
soleil PlymouthLive: "Royal Navy Too Short Of Ships To Police Fisheries After Brexit, Lords Told" The Fleet 4
C Last time a squadron of ships sailed together apart from the Dartmouth Training Squadron in the 1960's Miscellaneous 7
MoD_RSS Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during December 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during November 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during October 2019 MoD News 0
BillyNoMates The Little Ships. The Book Club 10
MoD_RSS Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during September 2019 MoD News 0
T Where in the UK are RFA ships based? RFA 2
MoD_RSS Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during August 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during July 2019 MoD News 0
E Tracing ships visits - Help needed The Fleet 3
MoD_RSS Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during June 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during May 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during April 2019 MoD News 0
Obsidian00 Ships Badge/Crest History 5
MoD_RSS Press release: Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during March 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during February 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during January 2019 MoD News 0
J Best ships to deploy on Joining the Royal Navy 12
G New Ships RFA 9
MoD_RSS Press release: Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during December 2018 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during November 2018 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Defence Secretary secures ships to protect home waters MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: UK calls on Russia to allow ships access to Ukraine’s ports MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: UK calls on Russia to allow ships access to Ukraine’s ports MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during October 2018 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: UK set for new Birmingham warship and will keep amphibious assault ships, Defence Secretary announces MoD News 0
soleil Liverpool Echo: "New Military Ships 'Must Be Built At Yards Like Cammell Laird After Brexit'" RFA 1
soleil Mail: Royal Navy Keeps Old Offshore Patrol Ships It Was Due To Retire For Post-Brexit Coastline Protection The Fleet 1
S Identifying ships for SIFT interview RFA 3
NotNickCarter Dazzle ships History 7
S Ships movement records History 5
L Looking for info on where ships went to??? Bases / Shore Est 52
Similar threads


















































Latest Threads

New Posts

Top