WS (SSM) Or WS (TSM)

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  1. Which one would you prefer to do?
    i have read the roles on the RN website, but could somebody give be some background on differences between the two roles?
    Cheers

    WS2B

    :)
     
  2. Sorry with all those letters I thought it was an eye test. :D
     
  3. Either way you will be stuck in a stinking black tube full of sweaty radioactive jocks.

    Man the fcuk up and go general service steward.
     
  4. SSM listens to and classifies contacts. TSM tracks them.

    Both scrub out the control room and 2 deck and do sailor type things with big string and stuff
     
  5. ahh ok, so what systems do SSM's use? just sonar?
     
  6. Yes, that's why the branch is call Sonar!!!

    TSM's man the radar (at PD or on the roof obviously)
     
  7. actually its sensors ;)
     
  8. So you've actually looked up something for yourself then
     
  9. Yes ;)
    I read this interview on he RN website that when the sub dives he tracks other ships?? :S
     
  10. Actually it's steward.
     
  11. All revealed here but you've hopefully read it already

    http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/explore-jobs/fleet/submarines/

    And they're boats, not subs.
     
  12. Hey smartarse - sonar is a type of sensor...

    From answers.com:
    :roll:

    In your case, a sonar set fits nicely into this definition...
     
  13. yeah i have read the job description.
    http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/live-chat/live_chat.php?a=chat_view&id=17 this is the guy who said he tracks other ships :S

    Paragraph 2, second line
     
  14. I never said a sonar wasnt a sensor? its just the S in SSM is sensor
     
  15. The S used to be Sonar, till recently.
    SSM's listen to the surrounding vessels, assess what type of vessel it is whether it be ships, other submarines or your average fishing vessel, and then pinpoint its position. They then pass this information on to the TSM's who plot the position of said vessel and help create a picture of what is going on around the boat. This aids in navigation, tracking of (enemy) vessels and keeping the boat safe. Both are trained in Ships Protection, for when it is moored up and both end up doing alot of cleaning. As to preferences, it really is down to the individual and what they make of it.
    Both have good parts, both have shit parts, now stop fannying about and toss a coin between the two or something. :D
     
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    The S used to be Sonar, till recently.
    SSM's listen to the surrounding vessels, assess what type of vessel it is whether it be ships, other submarines or your average fishing vessel, and then pinpoint its position. They then pass this information on to the TSM's who plot the position of said vessel and help create a picture of what is going on around the boat. This aids in navigation, tracking of (enemy) vessels and keeping the boat safe. Both are trained in Ships Protection, for when it is moored up and both end up doing alot of cleaning. As to preferences, it really is down to the individual and what they make of it.
    Both have good parts, both have shit parts, now stop fannying about and toss a coin between the two or something. :D[/quote]
    Cheers mate, think im goig to go with SSM... but i need to think about it :)
     
  17. Cheers mate, think im goig to go with SSM... but i need to think about it :)[/quote]

    S'funny, thought I'd already said that :?
     
  18. Well done WSTB (we hope not though). You've actually found out something for yourself, or did someone else do it for you.
     
  19. S'funny, thought I'd already said that :?[/quote]


    Ah shit, so you did, didnt read the top of the thread.
     
  20. What did you think they did? Bimble around aimlessly and fire weapons occasionally hoping they'll hit something worthwhile?
     

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