SSn or SSBN

#3
SSBN's are Faslane based.
Astute SSN's are Faslane based.
Trafalgar SSN's are Guzz based.

By 2017 ALL submarines will be Faslane based (under present Government/MoD plans...subject to change as always). Submarine re-fits will be in Guzz.
 
#5
turnbats

dont go there...lol

the whole SM service is due to be based in faslamabad by 2017..however..rumours are around that this will be delayed...
 
#7
turnbats said:
Isn't placing all your assets in one place a bit of an error, strategically?

far be it from me to question pussers wisdom :lol:
It's hardly pusser's wisdom that's being questioned is it? It's government policy.
 
#9
scottl83 said:
is the option to choose which class you serve on available, or take what you get?
I think you can press for your preference..usually can get your wish..
of course, if all of your course want SSNs and only 1 space is available..then you will have a problem
 
#11
turnbats said:
Guzzler said:
turnbats said:
Isn't placing all your assets in one place a bit of an error, strategically?

far be it from me to question pussers wisdom :lol:
It's hardly pusser's wisdom that's being questioned is it? It's government policy.

they both go hand in hand
Of course they do.

Equal partners. Whatever pusser wants from the government they get.

Silly me.
 
#12
indeed...the navy could have said, lets have everything down south..

the sub school is south
all the maintenance is south
collingwood is south
sultan is south
SETT training is south
FOST main building/Dockyard could have easily accomodated FOST SM
DEVMAT is south
NUSCOT is south
TALISMAN is south

all the facilities are there...where as neptune............................
 
#14
FunkyJunky said:
indeed...the navy could have said, lets have everything down south..

the sub school is south
all the maintenance is south
collingwood is south
sultan is south
SETT training is south
FOST main building/Dockyard could have easily accomodated FOST SM
DEVMAT is south
NUSCOT is south
TALISMAN is south

all the facilities are there...where as neptune............................
You are being somewhat disingenuous there. Collingwood Sultan and SETT are South East, the others South West. Oh, and 'all the maintenance' is not South. Nuc Repair, for example, in Drake SFM is still trying to play catch-up with their colleagues in Neptune NTD. And where do T-boats carry out RAMP?
 
#15
yes sultan, SETT and collingwood are south east..but only a 3 hour drive away from plymouth...not a flight..

the cost of sending people from plymouth to pompey cannot be as much as flying people around the UK...

and as for the maint, the powers at be have stated that plynmouth would be used for maint..
so, what they propose is, everyone based in scotland, RAMPs etc in Plymouth and courses in pompey

could not make a bigger spread if you tried..


I know there are more issues than this..but this is what pisses people off..when Torbay did a RAMP in Fanslane, it caused no end of problems....
 
#16
FunkyJunky said:
yes sultan, SETT and collingwood are south east..but only a 3 hour drive away from plymouth...not a flight..

the cost of sending people from plymouth to pompey cannot be as much as flying people around the UK...

and as for the maint, the powers at be have stated that plynmouth would be used for maint..
so, what they propose is, everyone based in scotland, RAMPs etc in Plymouth and courses in pompey

could not make a bigger spread if you tried..


I know there are more issues than this..but this is what pisses people off..when Torbay did a RAMP in Fanslane, it caused no end of problems....
If that was the RAMP in '96 I was on it then. AFD 60 and Boyle block for 6 months, what a pain in the fcuking arse that was
 
#17
FunkyJunky said:
yes sultan, SETT and collingwood are south east..but only a 3 hour drive away from plymouth...not a flight..

the cost of sending people from plymouth to pompey cannot be as much as flying people around the UK...
Agreed, but if you leave Pompey in the late afternoon, either way you can be back at work the next morning.

and as for the maint, the powers at be have stated that plynmouth would be used for maint..
so, what they propose is, everyone based in scotland, RAMPs etc in Plymouth and courses in pompey
My understanding is that RAMPs will still be undertaken in Faslane.

could not make a bigger spread if you tried..
If we could re-include Rosyth and Chatham, we could.


I know there are more issues than this..but this is what pisses people off..when Torbay did a RAMP in Fanslane, it caused no end of problems....
Yes. I assume you mean the fact that ships staff were both in an unfamiliar working environment, and were also unable to achieve what most would consider to be a reasonable 'work/life balance' due to the fact that they were, for the most part, at the opposite end of the country to where they call home.
 
#18
WreckerL said:
FunkyJunky said:
yes sultan, SETT and collingwood are south east..but only a 3 hour drive away from plymouth...not a flight..

the cost of sending people from plymouth to pompey cannot be as much as flying people around the UK...

and as for the maint, the powers at be have stated that plynmouth would be used for maint..
so, what they propose is, everyone based in scotland, RAMPs etc in Plymouth and courses in pompey

could not make a bigger spread if you tried..


I know there are more issues than this..but this is what pisses people off..when Torbay did a RAMP in Fanslane, it caused no end of problems....
I did that one too...and i've never been the same since!! :lol:

If that was the RAMP in '96 I was on it then. AFD 60 and Boyle block for 6 months, what a pain in the fcuking arse that was
 
#19
Polto said:
WreckerL said:
FunkyJunky said:
yes sultan, SETT and collingwood are south east..but only a 3 hour drive away from plymouth...not a flight..

the cost of sending people from plymouth to pompey cannot be as much as flying people around the UK...

and as for the maint, the powers at be have stated that plynmouth would be used for maint..
so, what they propose is, everyone based in scotland, RAMPs etc in Plymouth and courses in pompey

could not make a bigger spread if you tried..


I know there are more issues than this..but this is what pisses people off..when Torbay did a RAMP in Fanslane, it caused no end of problems....
I did that one too...and i've never been the same since!! :lol:

If that was the RAMP in '96 I was on it then. AFD 60 and Boyle block for 6 months, what a pain in the fcuking arse that was
I know you did Polto, don't mention cathodic protection or araldite, not our finest hour methinks :oops:
 
#20
WreckerL said:
Polto said:
WreckerL said:
FunkyJunky said:
..when Torbay did a RAMP in Fanslane, it caused no end of problems....
I did that one too...and i've never been the same since!! :lol:

If that was the RAMP in '96 I was on it then. AFD 60 and Boyle block for 6 months, what a pain in the fcuking arse that was
I know you did Polto, don't mention cathodic protection or araldite, not our finest hour methinks :oops:
There was a more recent one, circa 2007, and the least said about it, the better.
 

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