Top Tips for baiting Submariners

sidon55

Lantern Swinger
Woods, Deep ? Need to be hard up to drink that. As for me being rough, Nutty - pot calling etc don't you think. Blimey, heard you even got a knock back from the MOG
 

Maleficent

Midshipman
Roberto and Jeffery Robert, if you two do not stop throwing your powder puffs at each other I will advise the MOG of the bottom on which you are lurking.
 
Maleficent said:
Roberto and Jeffery Robert, if you two do not stop throwing your powder puffs at each other I will advise the MOG of the bottom on which you are lurking.
GOD

MOG my FF is still seeking the old haunts down the Gut to bother with ancient Dink/Pommy fence sitting Pong Bison's.

Nutty

:oops: xxxxxx :oops:
 

UncleAlbert

War Hero
Well thank you for sharing that with us you three.
If I knew what the fcuk you were talking about I might have joined in, but then perhaps not.
 

sidon55

Lantern Swinger
Your eddyfication Unk, the MOG aka Miserable Old Git aka Sheerlegs, is a decrepid old forendie, rather partial to flowery waistcoats and Bag Ladies, who lurk along the Bexhill on Sea promenade
 

Oberons_Knob

Midshipman
When I was on Courageous in '75 we had two pictures in the control room, one was entitled "Know your friend" and it was a picture of the Soviet woman commodore who was a real crocadillapig with a face like a well slapped horses arse, the second was entitled "Know your enemy" and it was a picture of our own skipper.

The pictures didn't stay up long but I'm sure the crocadillapig was, at one time, a submariner. I may be wrong but then with my alzheimers I'll soon forget that I am.
 
Geoff_Wessex said:
Oh - that female skipper on a Norwegian boat - was in September 1995, a Solveig Krey took command of a Kobben class boat, S318, with an otherwise all-male crew - see the article at http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3760/is_199701/ai_n8752433 - written in a vaguely naive manner but still worth it.
If you want to know what she looks like visit the site below, going to the lowest depths of the article (warning it is in Norwegian): sorry for those who were lusting after a blonde. She was born in 1963.

http://www.mil.no/felles/fms/utdanning/start/jenter/article.jhtml?articleID=88431

The text mentioning her, reads: 'The first female submarine Chief, Solveig Krey, was appointed in 1995. She was also the World's first female submarine Captain.'
 

hobbit

War Hero
UncleAlbert said:
Hiya Geoff recognize the mugshot.

This is more like it eh everyones a newbie and a lively site to enjoy
I`ve been over on the dark side tying to educate the pongos in navy terminology, of course I was immediately told to fcuk off but er I think they were only joking.
Wotcha UA ( not at rum time of course) right on with your comment everyone a newbie and free of all the personal garbage.Where not everyone knows wot the topic is about and cops a gobful for not knowing.
Happened on another submariners' site, got very personal until left to the chosen and a lot of others abandoned ship. Let's hope it stays this way, (this site)good dits and humour and nowt personal. I think the pongos were joking BTW and I'm surprised they were so rude, not like them, 'ave a wet
:lol:
 

harryaitch

Lantern Swinger
Deeps said:
They is no way on earth you could bait a submariner. He already knows he is the very best in the ''andrew'' .Go wind up a wafu or a skimmer .
You cant wind up a wafu. were already highly sprung and far to high up for long distance snipers :lol: (This is just a polite comment and not a respose to wind ups.) :cry:
 
targets, yeah, you've been busy targetting skimmers recently then eh?

bait him with the last time a submarine had a fight with a ship was '82, surely they can't dine out on that one for ever, it was 24 years ago, we've torn down the Berlin Wall since then, and we send people to Staff College in Buenos Aires nowadays!

very professional chaps though, respect due, just a laittle dated with their outlook
;-)
 
Sun dodgers have never been afraid of skimmers - they have far too much of an advantage. BUT, put a couple of Merlins in to the mix and an LFAS unit - and the pasty-faced little overpaid darlings are bricking themselves. The RN's back in town as the best ASW force in the world, and it feels GOOD!
 

Geoff_Wessex

Lantern Swinger
geoffrey said:
Sun dodgers have never been afraid of skimmers - they have far too much of an advantage. BUT, put a couple of Merlins in to the mix and an LFAS unit - and the pasty-faced little overpaid darlings are bricking themselves. The RN's back in town as the best ASW force in the world, and it feels GOOD!
Yeah, right.... I did many CASEXs in the 70s and 80s, both on a boat and on various frigates, destroyers and in the ops room of the Bulwark when carrying 814 Sqn ASW Sea Kings. Not once did a skimmer/chopper find a boat. Always ended up with the boat waving a mast above the surface or firing a grenade.

When on Cachalot in 1975 on a JMC, we were in the middle of the North Sea waiting for a fairly large Task Group - about 14 or 15 ships including ASW screen of frigates and helos. Came up to PD in the the middle of the group and did a "down the throat" attack on the London (firing a grenade), went underneath it, came up behind it and did a stern shot too. Another grenade - this time it passed between the blades of the lovely blue and yellow Wessex. Very nearly shot it down - either way, it decided to put down on the flight deck again.

Those Merlins had better be good.
 

rickeee

Badgeman
Couldnt agree more Lantern Swinger, on Valiant back end of 66 and we were operating in force 10 (so were the skimmer targets) Peter Herbert our skipper undertook a shootex at about 2200.

Surface conditions atrocious, took out two escorts (two green grenades), went deep attacked HMCS Provider (2 green grenades) and then went under the resultant wreckage at 20 plus knots to attack the remaining two escorts (two more green grenades)

Total anihalation - not a helo in sight. At the washup in Northwood the skimmers would not believe it - not until the 40*20 wall drop reconstruction was produced with supporting paper rolls from the boat.

Submariners always do it deeper.
 
I think almost all of us who have done time in boats have stories like that, on Warspite we sat under a carrier in the Med and had lunch in peace and quiet before pulling out to fire our green grenades.

On the other hand I have come back into harbour with big star shaped patches of yellow chromate where the losheen had been blown of by a good handgrenade shot. We of course were doing one of those easy to find CASEXs.

Peter
 
Geoff_Wessex said:
Yeah, right.... Those Merlins had better be good.
They are, Geoff, they are. And as any serving submariner will tell you, the tube slug community are genuinely impressed with their capability. One Cdr X (SM) told me recently that for the first time since the 1940s and Johnnie Walker, "skimmer [email protected]" had the advantage if they had T23s and Merlins.

And I entirely believe the dits about how great the RN SMs were in the 70s and 80s - the absolute heydays of the Silent Service, with utter professionalism, great boats and producing fantastic Admirals from "Mad" Jock Slater to "Only decent CDS in last 30 years" Michael Boyce to "Obsessed by RNFT" Burnell-Nugent.

It's over now boys. Rot set in when DOLPHIN closed. Enjoy your memories!
 
"Even if a submarine should work by a miracle, it will never be used. No country in this world would ever use such a vicious and petty form of warfare!"
- William Henderson, British admiral(1914)
 
geoffrey said:
Geoff_Wessex said:
Yeah, right.... Those Merlins had better be good.
They are, Geoff, they are. And as any serving submariner will tell you, the tube slug community are genuinely impressed with their capability. One Cdr X (SM) told me recently that for the first time since the 1940s and Johnnie Walker, "skimmer [email protected]" had the advantage if they had T23s and Merlins.

And I entirely believe the dits about how great the RN SMs were in the 70s and 80s - the absolute heydays of the Silent Service, with utter professionalism, great boats and producing fantastic Admirals from "Mad" Jock Slater to "Only decent CDS in last 30 years" Michael Boyce to "Obsessed by RNFT" Burnell-Nugent.

It's over now boys. Rot set in when DOLPHIN closed. Enjoy your memories!
The swing to skimmer ascendancy has oft been predicted, LIMBO, the Wessex, the Match Wasp, the Towed Array, SOSUS and now the Merlin. Every time the submarines have responded to the improved capability with their own advances, both in tactics, techniques and equipment. I can remeber when the answer to the Wessex was a 'tuning fork' or at least a set of three, one for each frequency.

Yes in the 60s and 70s we were great, I know I was there, but I am quite sure the guys out there now are just as bright, resourseful and down right underhand as we were.

Peter
 

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