GODMaleficent 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.
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.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.
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.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.
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: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 .
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.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!
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.Geoff_Wessex said:Yeah, right.... Those Merlins had better be good.
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.geoffrey said: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.Geoff_Wessex said:Yeah, right.... Those Merlins had better be good.
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!