What's it like to live on a submarine? The BBC is here...

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  1. For all those baby faced newbies desperate to know what to expect in the underwater realm of Neptune, the BBC have provided some information to help you decide whether to go deep or suffer seasickness on the surface.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7935927.stm
     
  2. Re: What's it like to live on a submarine? The BBC is here..

    Of course,during the war..................
     
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    You beat me to it. I must have been reading it as you were posting.
    I have to say, in 18 years I've never known anyone have to be "grabbed and sedated until they can be landed ashore". I'm not too sure about the line, "Some say lack of exercise means submariners tend to put on weight", either. Those 'some' might just be the guys who can't be bothered to do any phys.
     
  4. You have gotta love the final line...

    So what does a submariner crave most during the long stretches away at sea?

    "What any young red-blooded males crave," Mr McMaster explains, without elaborating.
     
  5. Beer!
     
  6. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    I know my memories not what it was, but I'm sure we had toilets on diesel boats.

    The kindest thing to say about the article is that it is poorly written. Still they say any publicity is good
     
  7. Soap and water? :biggrin:
     
  8. "Submariners today, by comparison, wear a uniform similar to that of a sailor."

    Ya gotta love it! :)
     
  9. Re: What's it like to live on a submarine? The BBC is here..

    I was quite often sedated at sea, it was called CSB
     
  10. Swarfega did it for me and then a rub down with a baby stoker.
     
  11. Re: What's it like to live on a submarine? The BBC is here..

    Pfft! Nukes… Luxury gin palaces.

    Now an O Boat!


    "Daddy, why are all those men in that cupboard"?
     
  12. Re: What's it like to live on a submarine? The BBC is here..

    'When I were a lad' etc etc...
     
  13. Re: What's it like to live on a submarine? The BBC is here..

    For all wannabe submariners - a thought.

    There are no flowers on a submarne's grave, no tributes last long on the oceans wave. The only salute is a seagull as it sweeps, and the tears that drop when a loved one weeps. Taken from a tribute to submariners...
     
  14. Re: What's it like to live on a submarine? The BBC is here..

    IIRC. this is a old German Naval song - mind you, with their loss of U-boat crews, tis more than approptiate.
     

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