Submarine food

#1
I've just been reading the crew diaries from the HMS Turbulent

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/operations-and-support/submarine-service/fleet-submarines-(ssn)/trafalgar-class/hms-turbulent/crew-diaries/

and every entry seems to emphasise just how good the food is...
Can anyone tell me more about life and food on a sub? Is it really this good or are the silent service just trying to convince us all to sign up?!
Cheers.
 

scabz

Lantern Swinger
#5
theoldblackram said:
Can anyone tell me more about life and food on a sub?
Chefs are the one branch who are critically assessed by everyone onboard at every mealtime. On a boat, even more so, when meal times are one of the events that mark the passage of time. IMHO chef submariners deliver top scran.
 
#6
theoldblackram said:
I've just been reading the crew diaries from the HMS Turbulent

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/operations-and-support/submarine-service/fleet-submarines-(ssn)/trafalgar-class/hms-turbulent/crew-diaries/

and every entry seems to emphasise just how good the food is...
Can anyone tell me more about life and food on a sub? Is it really this good or are the silent service just trying to convince us all to sign up?!
Cheers.

Unlike our skimmer counterparts who just whistle up an RFA when they run short of BITS, herrings in etc our chef's have to be a bit more creative when scran starts running out and produce some top notch meals, probably why an POCA(SM) "Bill" Bailey has just won a top award (covered on another thread)
 
#12
sgtpepperband said:
Salad?!?!?! You must be a Bomber Queen... :shock: :lol:
That's it, cue one sense of humour failure :twisted: :twisted: . Step outside fcuknuts, four knot fudge packer indeed. As I've said many times before I was a submariner
A man can only take so much you know :D

Edited to correct spelling mistakes made in a hissy fit :oops:
 
#13
sgtpepperband said:
WreckerL said:
...our chef's have to be a bit more creative when scran starts running out...
Serving either 'Hot' or 'Cold' food does not necessarily mean creative cooking... 8O :wink:
Oh do keep up with the times SPB, cold food in boats went out when they stopped running them on diesel and got the magic steam box.
 
#14
salad on boats in the loosest sense of the word,cold stuff kept in old ice cream tubs is hardly salad,and if they just keep topping the tubs up it goes rank after about a week!
On Opportune we had a fine selction of cold meats and cheeses from around the world every day for six weeks up in the Baltic,or was it just tinned ham and pussers mouse trap,you decide!!!
 
#17
Wrecky, I'd have never guessed you were an underwater gardener from your avatar! ;)

I presume, as matelots have a reputation for liking anything fried (bread, egg, single rasher of bacon, single sausage (well you only need one), single baked bean..... all your salad would be served tempura: battered lettuce, battered tomatoes and of course battered Mars bars :biggrin:
 
#19
thingy said:
Wrecky, I'd have never guessed you were an underwater gardener from your avatar! ;)

I presume, as matelots have a reputation for liking anything fried (bread, egg, single rasher of bacon, single sausage (well you only need one), single baked bean..... all your salad would be served tempura: battered lettuce, battered tomatoes and of course battered Mars bars :biggrin:
Underwater, not uphill
 

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