A design milestone in Royal Navy history

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  1. Crag Cay
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    As HMS Astute left for sea trials yesterday, I thought we should recognise the design milestone she represents in Royal Navy history.

    She's the first RN submarine that has a bunk for every crew member.
    Welcome to the 21st century.
     

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    Iron ships and wooden men (and women now too)
     
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    Are you alluding to mixed crews or did you just get the quote backwards? ;)
     
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    No, I am being sarcastic about CragCay's comment of the Navy joning the 21st century. They use to eat hard tack and sea biscuits and get a tote of rum a day. Now they need their own bunk. Pretty soon they'll stop tarring their pony tails.
     
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    Yeah, and they also use to have massive drops in combat efficiency from malnutrition and fatigue.

    Have you lived in conditions with Hot Bunking? It is a major source of stress, or more correctly, it is a lack of stress relief. There is a lot to be said to a human about having his own place he can lay down and sleep securely. One that is his, and his alone, and not shared.
     
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    I've spent a lot of my life working in crappy conditions offshore.
     
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    is it made of concrete?
     
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    And do you feel you are more productive working in crappy conditions, as opposed to ones where you have more chances to relax and feel comfortable? As a student I've worked around Nuclear power, and it isn't something you want people tired, stressed, and not thinking clearly to be working on.
     
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    You must not be comfortable around hairy chested men that pride themselves on how much crap they can take and keep on going.
     
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    OK, gonzo. I know it's fun, but you need to stop yanking the gentleman's chain now...:D
     
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    As long as a darn thing's quiet enough to remain invisible they can have their own onboard bordello as far as I´m concerned.
     
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    OK, I'll stop yanking. However, keeping a bordello quiet is going to be quite a trick.
     
  13. apex1

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    Give them a pint of Rum and you´ll hear not much! And the bordello staff will remain virgin as a side effect.
     
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    rum and bordello?

    where do i sign up?
     

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    All you had to do in the good old times was to hang out at the waterfront. They had thugs impressing people into the Navy.
     
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