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SS training courses at HMS Collingswood?

Chris1337

Midshipman
Seaman Spec training courses at HMS Collingwood?

What training activities/courses do Seaman Specialists do at HMS Collingwood (MWS)?

I can't find where it specifically says for Seaman Spec, can only assume Navigation training unit and the Above water training unit?

Edited: To make it simple for Sarking
 
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SEP86

War Hero
I expect you will spend some time in the Fleetwork Trainer learning how to use the manoeuvring codes from ATP-1 Vol 2, and also doing flag signal hoisting - I stand by to be corrected though if I am wrong. Before anyone else says it, Collingwood doesn't have an s.
 

Chris1337

Midshipman
Cheers SEP86.

Can anyone back this up?

Sorry Sarking, I thought it wouldn't be too hard to figure out. Sorry to get you all confused.

Edited to make it more simple for you.
 
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BillyNoMates

War Hero
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digger84

War Hero
Well it's hard to say what the Seaman Specs do at Collingwood, due to OPSEC and all that. What is to say your not a pesky Russian/Chinese spy trying to find out what our highly trained and professional seaman do in training!
 

soleil

War Hero
Can anyone actually help me on my question at all, please?

Steering, anchoring, berthing and guarding the ship

Communicating with other ships via radio, flag hoists and lights

Operating short-range weapons

Upper deck maintenance

Safety procedures eg firefighting

Crewing RIBs
 
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Hi Chris,At Collingwood you will primarily being doing the Visual Signalling course. Learning to send and receive Morse by flashing light, Tactical voice procedure, Flag hoisting and maneouvering of ships in formations. You will do both classroom based training and practical skills in the seamanship/tactical training section in Mercury building in Collingwood.All of the seamanships skills will be covered when you go back to HMS Raleigh for the final phase of your 10 months of Seamanship training. YOur own CA should be giving you a full briefing and you will also find out more when you attend the Pre-Royal Navy course at HMS collingwood once your entry date has been given.Hope this helpsSM
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
SM do they still march up and down raising various limbs and shouting strange things like corpen 9 or 9 corpen?
 
Same in 74, Shovel face the gunnery officer was there when I did killicks course, I'm pretty sure he had a Schutzstaffel background.
I was there in 74 and the CGI had the nick name of Broken Wing due to him never moving his left arm. I was with the Buffers party across the road from him.
He used to pick himself up in front of the mirror every morning before doing parade drills.
Last I heard he ended up in the Houses of Parliment as a flunky.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
I was on OEM's course in 74 but did have a cushy number as the White City runner for a couple of weeks whilst awaiting my first sea draft, my oppo got the pig farm for the blue card. He'd never been near pigs in his life and never realised they could be nasty bastards until one tried to eat him, took a chunk out of his arse as he tried to climb over the wall.
 

Guzzler

War Hero
I was there in 74 and the CGI had the nick name of Broken Wing due to him never moving his left arm. I was with the Buffers party across the road from him.
He used to pick himself up in front of the mirror every morning before doing parade drills.
Last I heard he ended up in the Houses of Parliment as a flunky.

I've heard dits like this a couple of times. I often wonder how people with such clear mental health issues were permitted to serve.
 
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