Some stupid questions

The_0ne

Midshipman
I may well be joining the navy after the new year and looking to go in as a marine engineer. Obviously i have to choose between ships and boats.

At the moment the boats are more appealing due to money :oops:

I have some questions about "Life" on the sub which on the face of it are silly questions so apologies if they are.


1) When on the sub in the mess or bunk area are there power sockets which can be used? (Can you use your own laptop while on board or use a power socket to charge an electric shaver for example)

2) I understand fresh water is looked after on a sub, i.e not wasted. Are you able to have a shower everyday or are their set times when water is directed to showers.

3) Part III training, i understand you try and do this when off watch, is it paper based or pc/laptop based?

4) What is the atmosphere like on the sub, is it hot and sweaty? cold? room temperature

Those are the questions for now, told you they are probably stupid but cant find the answers anywhere else :oops:
 

SAM_The_Man_Dicosta

Lantern Swinger
SAM ! I have deleted your post becuase you are a little tosser.Anything you post on the Submariners thread will be deleted .Go away do a bit of ''real'' service and grow up . DEEPS Submariners moderator.
 

The_0ne

Midshipman
Cheers but some of them answers dont make sense.

Broadband internet on a sub i thoughts subs were meant to have no contact with the outside world....
 

F169

War Hero
Mate, if these questions are genuine have you thought you perhaps are considering the wrong career? Perhaps the merchant marine might be more to your taste
 

The_0ne

Midshipman
So just because im asking these questions the service wont be for me?

Seems a pretty unfair comment to make if im being honest mate, im looking into the options, trying to find out AS MUCH as possible about each before making an informed decision.

The questions are little things i know, but they can make the difference, anyway if anyone can provide answers much appreciated
 

dunkers

War Hero
Sam is a known idiot on this site, please disregard all his posts.

1) When on the sub in the mess or bunk area are there power sockets which can be used? (Can you use your own laptop while on board or use a power socket to charge an electric shaver for example)

2) I understand fresh water is looked after on a sub, i.e not wasted. Are you able to have a shower everyday or are their set times when water is directed to showers.

3) Part III training, i understand you try and do this when off watch, is it paper based or pc/laptop based?

4) What is the atmosphere like on the sub, is it hot and sweaty? cold? room temperature

1) You can use the wardroom (as an officer) as an area to work in using your own laptop. Bear in mind most British submarines are of 60s/70s design and at that time it wasn't envisaged that everyone would want to plug laptops in at their bunks (not that there is much room to do this!)

2) Yes you can shower daily (using fresh water at all times, again, please disregard Sam)

3) Part III training as I understand it involves more practical training than anything else. Does it matter if the rest is pc/paper based? (Not having a dig, it's a serious question)

4) Room temperature, perfectly comfortable.

Nuclear boats are wonderful things, they can produce as much heat, electricty and fresh water as you like!

Oh and please don't use the term "sub", the correct terminology is "submarine", never "sub".
 

The_0ne

Midshipman
Many thanks for that information.

No doesnt matter if it is on a laptop or hand written just trying to find out as much information as i can, cheers for the answers :)
 

F169

War Hero
Mate,

if its little things that count at this stage in making your mind up...........maybe you are crossing bridges that dont yet exist.

There used to be opportunities for students to visit RN units before joining to get a feel for life in the navy. I dont know if there still is but I would recommend you investigate. If you can, visit a frigate and a submarine. I certainly wouldn't volunteer for subs (skimmers can call them what the hell they like) without at least visiting one first. I should know, I was 'volunteered'.
 

The_0ne

Midshipman
As part of the training at HMS Raleigh it says in one of the weeks you visit a frigate and a submarine, i dont kno if you have to make a choice between ships or boats before you start training or if you choose at the end??
 

Jack77

War Hero
If its the extra money that is making you lean towards a career in submarines, then I suggest you think long and hard if it is what you really want. A visit to a boat and a talk with some submariners will give you a better idea of what its all about.

Maybe they can also show you the power points and showers. My last boat had a coin operated shower, trouble was the box was always full by the third day out and we had to wait until we got back alongside to get it emptied. :wink:
 
The_0ne said:
As part of the training at HMS Raleigh it says in one of the weeks you visit a frigate and a submarine, i dont kno if you have to make a choice between ships or boats before you start training or if you choose at the end??

You dont get a choice at Raleigh of what you visit,it depends what class you are in at the time and the only boat they will show you is Conquerer,as my boy was taken round and at 6ft 4 ins tall he wasnt that taken in by the thought of going on boats.
 

jonny_quest

Midshipman
It actually depends on what they have in, we went on HMS Montrose and then as the Conquerer is getting ready for its move we went to the model museum which was a bit gutting!
 
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