Subs...erm i mean 'boats'..or is it 'submarine'? nethermind

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  1. Hi all,

    i'm looking to join as a tactical warfare specialist(TSM)....just looking for any general views on the sub service and info about this job not available on the RN website....does anybody on this site have this role or a similar one?

    Also, how much time (say in a year) can i expect to be at sea.....can ratings bring laptops on subs??....

    ...any advice would be greatly appreciated :D
  2. Re: Subs

    Hello Noobs

    You can become a submariner and serve on boats that can go up as well as down, but a sub is a sub-lieutenant. :roll:

    Bless :)
  3. Re: Subs

    D'OH! :oops:
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Re: Subs

    You may download the fact sheets from the RN website for Warfare Specialist (Tactical) (Submariner) and Warfare Specialist(Sensors)(Submariner).

    Sea time is dictated by whether you serve on a Hunter Killer or Bomber & those serving submariners are better qualified than me to advise approximate timings –once they finish throwing a hissy-fit about their boat being called a bread roll (Sub).

    Laptops are permitted, but you won’t be getting access to the internet much when on patrol.

    There is some good information on the RN Website regarding the Submarine Service
  5. Re: Subs...erm i mean 'boats'..or is it 'submarine'? netherm

    To the best of my knowledge the submarine is the only vessel in the RN fleet that is not a ship (according to an old sailor I know anyway). Ships carry boats.
  6. Re: Subs...erm i mean 'boats'..or is it 'submarine'? netherm

    A boat becomes a ship when it has more than one deck
  7. Re: Subs...erm i mean 'boats'..or is it 'submarine'? netherm

    Where did you get that info from?
  8. Re: Subs...erm i mean 'boats'..or is it 'submarine'? netherm

    Or so most skimmers will tell you. :D :roll: :wink:
  9. Re: Subs...erm i mean 'boats'..or is it 'submarine'? netherm

    The tinternet so it's probably bollarks I just wanted to look clever for once :? Why is it wrong?
  10. Re: Subs...erm i mean 'boats'..or is it 'submarine'? netherm

    There's plenty of floating gin palaces owned by rich types that have more than 1 deck but are definitely not "ships". I was always led to believe a ship had watertight bulkheads, boats don't and yes submarines do have watertight bulkheads, the title "boat" is a recognised traditional one (early boats didn't have bulkheads hence the name).

    Standing by to be corrected :)
  11. I had heard it was the distance between nav lights classed it as a boat!
  12. Jason

    Boats have several decks:

    Upper Deck (for wardroom types) covered in black tiles. Lots of fresh air, sun and salty water - plus built in diving boards (at least one either side of the vessel).

    Lower Deck (for ruffy rating types) covered in thick steel. Lots of stale air, the aroma of vintage socks, stale underpants and other unsavory smells. No sun (hence the name SUNDODGER) and the only salty water is what the wardroom types bring down with them when the boat starts diving/sinking.

    Stokers' Grot (for ruffy tuffy tattooed types) encased in layers of grease, air smells acrid, light dares not show for fear of spotting nasty things going on with golden rivets......

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