Submariner Wet and Dry Training

#1
Hi, please can anyone provide up to date information concerning both dry and wet phases of submariner training? i.e duration, location, subjects covered, tests involved, etc?

Have been searching the threads but seems any info has been buried under the avalanche of "use search" responses...

Thanks in advance for any help!
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
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#2
Doubtless a suitably qualified Submariner will give a bit more detail than readily available, but ...at risk of sounding melodramatic, the specific detail regarding course content would, I imagine encompass areas which are restricted. Similarly, for wet training, it depends which boats have operational capacity to accommodate and help train those coming out of the dry phase pipeline.

Suffice to say, in the interim, you'll become an expert on submarine systems, back up systems, emergency systems, emergency routines and procedures for evacuating, isolating and reclaiming compartments in the event of a variety of different calamities - regardless of your specific branch.
 
#3
Great! Thanks for the response.

Given as you just highlighted the sensitive nature of the course content and variability of available boats. Is this something that I'm not going to be extensively quizzed on at interview would you say? More a case of having an awareness that there are 2 different phases?
 
#4
You won't be quizzed on specifics at interview, just what type of boats,their roles and where they're based will be sufficient. The fact you know about the two phases should be enough.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#5
Great! Thanks for the response.

Given as you just highlighted the sensitive nature of the course content and variability of available boats. Is this something that I'm not going to be extensively quizzed on at interview would you say? More a case of having an awareness that there are 2 different phases?
Yep, the Careers Adviser will want to be certain you are aware that it can take a further year to earn your Dolphins, complete the specialist training unique to the submarine service, gain your (taxed) £5K lump sum and be drafted to your first boat.

Granted it's handy to know a bit of detail of what lies ahead, but very often, besides the dry training, the wet training can be a bit hit and miss unless you are lucky enough to get sent to a boat ticking all the right boxes to meet your training objectives in a single, seamless hit.
 
#7
The majority of the people going through my dry phase had been in the navy between 13 and 24 months without any set backs, depends on the branch you choose as to how long it will take to get your dolphins.
 
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IlikeB33r

Lantern Swinger
#9
Your dry phase will comprise of theory based study for 9 weeks, each week being a new topic comprising one of the many systems on board followed by an exam on the Thursday or Friday which I believe (don't quote me) is 80%. You'll then have an oral board in the final week which will last a few hours with 3 members on your board which you're required to pass. This will all be instructed by PO's or above.

Wet phase will comprise of essentially being thrown on to a platform and placed with your department. The "Wet" phase can be the longest bit and there is no set point marker to when it's completed. This involves you first completing a signing off check list to show you're safe to work on board and carry out duties, this involves three walk rounds, fwd, mid and aft.

Once that's done, your department can utilise you for duties (providing you're qualified to do the job in every other respect)

You can then begin to get systems signed off, this idea is based around you tracing the systems you learned on your dry phase and put the valve to the drawing. You'll be expected to do this in your down time, off watch and not during the working day. It involves getting your ovies on and getting into places which you wouldn't think are possible. Once done that you'll go get the system signed off by someone whose shwept on the system and then will be counter signed typically by a wrecker or equivalent.

Don't be disheartened if you don't get this done in a timely manner, there will be constant pressure for you to get this done but in my honest opinion, you'll probably only get it done at sea when no one is doing anything and physically can't go home.

Hope this helps, got any questions feel free to ask and I'll try my best to answer.
 
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