Swimming

#1
I didnt know whether this should be on the newbies or sub forums so il post it here.

Does the submarine service require you to be better at swimming than you do in the surface fleet? if so what more do you have to do?


Thanks
 
#2
Re: A few questions

james_whit2 said:
I didnt know whether this should be on the newbies or sub forums so il post it here.

1. Does the submarine service require you to be better at swimming than you do in the surface fleet? if so what more do you have to do?

2. I remeber watching a TV program about subs and i saw the some poeple had to sleep on this missiles, is this the case? or do they bunks

3. In the event of a sub colliding what would the course of action be?

4. Is it a harder life than living on a ship? e.g. losing your sanity faster

Thanks
I sleep with a missile every night, its in my pants. :lol:
 
#5
Re: A few questions

[/quote]1. Yes. You need to be able to hold your breath for an hour

2. Yes, but if the missile is fired then they get to sleep in the rack where it was. You do get a special curved mattress so that you dont keep slipping off the missile though

3. Run around shouting and waving your arms in the air. Open all the doors and windows and jump out, DO NOT go back for your belongings

4. Wibble

Hope this helps[/quote]

haha 2 & 3 were funny :D
 
#6
james_whit2 said:
I didnt know whether this should be on the newbies or sub forums so il post it here.

Does the submarine service require you to be better at swimming than you do in the surface fleet? if so what more do you have to do?


Thanks
You don't need to be better at swimming, you need to be better at floating and climbing into a life-raft which resembles a child's inflatable toy.

To answer your other questions in order; yes, people still sleep with TLAM; course would be RTPD course; no idea, never been a skimmer.
 
#9
3. In the event of a sub colliding what would the course of action be?
Emergency stations
Shut all bulkhead doors, shut down bulkheads.
Stand by for flooding.
Standby to surface in Emergency.
Etc etc
On a Bomber non of the above would happen or actions carried out they remain in their carts or continue to watch the movie clutching their ice creams!!
 
#10
Polycell said:
3. In the event of a sub colliding what would the course of action be?
Emergency stations
Shut all bulkhead doors, shut down bulkheads.
Stand by for flooding.
Standby to surface in Emergency.
Etc etc
On a Bomber non of the above would happen or actions carried out they remain in their carts or continue to watch the movie clutching their ice creams!!
Shut all bulkhead doors? Not once a collision has actually occurred, unless in response to another emergency (eg flood). Otherwise your manpower could be trapped in the wrong place to carry out their correct actions until the order to balance across can be given.
 
#11
Joe_Crow said:
Polycell said:
3. In the event of a sub colliding what would the course of action be?
Emergency stations
Shut all bulkhead doors, shut down bulkheads.
Stand by for flooding.
Standby to surface in Emergency.
Etc etc
On a Bomber non of the above would happen or actions carried out they remain in their carts or continue to watch the movie clutching their ice creams!!
Shut all bulkhead doors? Not once a collision has actually occurred, unless in response to another emergency (eg flood). Otherwise your manpower could be trapped in the wrong place to carry out their correct actions until the order to balance across can be given.
Well that may be on Nukes!!

But if there was danger of a collinson we shut bulkhead doors . But hey we only pushed around diesel boats!!
 
#12
Polycell said:
Joe_Crow said:
Polycell said:
3. In the event of a sub colliding what would the course of action be?
Emergency stations
Shut all bulkhead doors, shut down bulkheads.
Stand by for flooding.
Standby to surface in Emergency.
Etc etc
On a Bomber non of the above would happen or actions carried out they remain in their carts or continue to watch the movie clutching their ice creams!!
Shut all bulkhead doors? Not once a collision has actually occurred, unless in response to another emergency (eg flood). Otherwise your manpower could be trapped in the wrong place to carry out their correct actions until the order to balance across can be given.
Well that may be on Nukes!!

But if there was danger of a collinson we shut bulkhead doors . But hey we only pushed around diesel boats!!
Unless my memories gone, on a T boat it was "Standby collision, shut bulkhead doors, man Emergency blows". We never prepared for an emergency surface, we just did it. In fact my very last surface was a gen dit safeguard 2 clips Emergency surface including a manual flood alarm (and that yodel alarm still gives me the shivers).

Edited to add we shut bulkhead doors but didn't shut down the bulkhead IIRC
 
#14
WreckerL said:
Polycell said:
Joe_Crow said:
Polycell said:
3. In the event of a sub colliding what would the course of action be?
Emergency stations
Shut all bulkhead doors, shut down bulkheads.
Stand by for flooding.
Standby to surface in Emergency.
Etc etc
On a Bomber non of the above would happen or actions carried out they remain in their carts or continue to watch the movie clutching their ice creams!!
Shut all bulkhead doors? Not once a collision has actually occurred, unless in response to another emergency (eg flood). Otherwise your manpower could be trapped in the wrong place to carry out their correct actions until the order to balance across can be given.
Well that may be on Nukes!!

But if there was danger of a collinson we shut bulkhead doors . But hey we only pushed around diesel boats!!
Unless my memories gone, on a T boat it was "Standby collision, shut bulkhead doors, man Emergency blows". We never prepared for an emergency surface, we just did it. In fact my very last surface was a gen dit safeguard 2 clips Emergency surface including a manual flood alarm (and that yodel alarm still gives me the shivers).

Edited to add we shut bulkhead doors but didn't shut down the bulkhead IIRC
For 'Standby Collision' you shut the doors. The pipe is "Shut bulkhead doors!" General Alarm X3. "Emergency Stations, Emergency Stations,Standby Collision, Shut Bulkhead Doors, Man Compartment Blows, Brace Brace Brace!"

However, the original question asked what you do in the event of a collision, not if one is about to happen. In this case the pipe would be General Alarm X3, "Emergency Stations Emergency Stations, Loud Bang Heard External To The Submarine! All Compartments Carry Out Phase 1 Damage Control Checks And Report To DCHQ!" You will note that the bulkhead doors are not shut, though if Phase 1s identify a flood, the flood EOP will require bulkhead doors to be shut.

For clarity, the EOP for Emergency Stations includes shutting down bulkheads.

Oh, and you wouldn't want to surface following a collision if the thing you collided with was above you.
 
#15
Joe_Crow said:
WreckerL said:
Polycell said:
Joe_Crow said:
Polycell said:
3. In the event of a sub colliding what would the course of action be?
Emergency stations
Shut all bulkhead doors, shut down bulkheads.
Stand by for flooding.
Standby to surface in Emergency.
Etc etc
On a Bomber non of the above would happen or actions carried out they remain in their carts or continue to watch the movie clutching their ice creams!!
Shut all bulkhead doors? Not once a collision has actually occurred, unless in response to another emergency (eg flood). Otherwise your manpower could be trapped in the wrong place to carry out their correct actions until the order to balance across can be given.
Well that may be on Nukes!!

But if there was danger of a collinson we shut bulkhead doors . But hey we only pushed around diesel boats!!
Unless my memories gone, on a T boat it was "Standby collision, shut bulkhead doors, man Emergency blows". We never prepared for an emergency surface, we just did it. In fact my very last surface was a gen dit safeguard 2 clips Emergency surface including a manual flood alarm (and that yodel alarm still gives me the shivers).

Edited to add we shut bulkhead doors but didn't shut down the bulkhead IIRC
For 'Standby Collision' you shut the doors. The pipe is "Shut bulkhead doors!" General Alarm X3. "Emergency Stations, Emergency Stations,Standby Collision, Shut Bulkhead Doors, Man Compartment Blows, Brace Brace Brace!"

However, the original question asked what you do in the event of a collision, not if one is about to happen. In this case the pipe would be General Alarm X3, "Emergency Stations Emergency Stations, Loud Bang Heard External To The Submarine! All Compartments Carry Out Phase 1 Damage Control Checks And Report To DCHQ!" You will note that the bulkhead doors are not shut, though if Phase 1s identify a flood, the flood EOP will require bulkhead doors to be shut.

For clarity, the EOP for Emergency Stations includes shutting down bulkheads.

Oh, and you wouldn't want to surface following a collision if the thing you collided with was above you.
Agree on all points. Most collisions I've experienced were not expected.
 

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#16
don't mean to be a pedant, but following the incident on tireless where the loud bang was actually internal to the submarine (albeit not caused by collision), the pipe was amended to read "Emergency Stations Emergency Stations, Loud Bang Heard! All Compartments Carry Out Phase 1 Damage Control Checks And Report To DCHQ!"
 
#17
james_whit2 said:
I didnt know whether this should be on the newbies or sub forums so il post it here.

Does the submarine service require you to be better at swimming than you do in the surface fleet? if so what more do you have to do?


Thanks
Mnnnn some interesting S/M dits.... But I have not seen so many bites arising from a 14year-olds Dumb question since we hoovered in a boatfull of midges on an upper Clyde inner transit on the Submassive.

SAFEGUARD - The Grand-Brats at Paulton Park today provided similar squeals to those made by younker James when he had read your responses. BUFFS!

Suckered? Check up on the OP. :roll:
 
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