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#1 Post by Hyperlithe » Fri 28 Nov, 2008 5:43 pm

Random question - Does anyone know whether or not women are now allowed to serve on subs?
Heard something on the subject recently, and would just like it either confirmed or denied.
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#2 Post by Rover » Fri 28 Nov, 2008 6:02 pm

Not at the moment.

Mixed crew, 2/3 months working living in a metal tube!! :roll:

IMHO not a good idea at all, can see a host of problems. :o
Re-design the boat to start with. :oops:

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#3 Post by Hyperlithe » Fri 28 Nov, 2008 6:39 pm

Didn't think so - I know some other countries have women on subs, but didn't think anything had changed for us.
Never mind!
I really wouldn't want to spend 10 weeks underwater anyway!
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#4 Post by got1 » Fri 28 Nov, 2008 7:03 pm

I'll confirm tomorrow, but I'm pretty sure it's a no no.
I also think there is something about radiation.

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#5 Post by Hyperlithe » Fri 28 Nov, 2008 7:09 pm

It was just an opportunity that came up at work, nobody's got their name down for it, but I'm not sure I'd want to do it anyway.
Was just trying to find out if the rules had changed, as a few people mentioned something being in the news about it a few weeks ago.
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#6 Post by got1 » Fri 28 Nov, 2008 7:13 pm

[quote="got1"]I'll confirm tomorrow, but I'm pretty sure it's a no no.
I also think there is something about radiation.[/quote

I have just confirmed now.
In last few weeks there has been a female on a nuke,she didn't apparently
do the full tour.
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#7 Post by Rover » Fri 28 Nov, 2008 10:54 pm

This being the article in question?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... rtage.html

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#8 Post by Hyperlithe » Fri 28 Nov, 2008 11:19 pm

That's probably the one Rover, thanks.

I'm sure one of the guys will eventually volunteer, or the RN will find someone from elsewhere to do the job. Like I said, 10 weeks underwater doesn't really appeal to me anyway, just wanted to clear up whether it was even possible.
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#9 Post by Tab » Fri 28 Nov, 2008 11:26 pm

I read some where that next year they are looking at putting a woman on a submarine, or should i say in side of one

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/695 ... ubmarines-


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#10 Post by lifeboatjohn » Thu 22 Jan, 2009 12:04 pm

Not as far as I'm aware

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#11 Post by zrichi » Wed 28 Jan, 2009 9:29 pm

I read somewhere the nuclear power which the subs run on makes womn infertile though.

Not sure if thats true ^_^

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#13 Post by riflebutt » Wed 20 May, 2009 11:59 am

Women aren't allowed to join the Submarine Service just yet due to the contaminants on board which are known to damage a woman's foetus. No kidding!

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#14 Post by Fusilier » Mon 14 Sep, 2009 6:23 pm

Women aren't allowed to join the Submarine Service just yet due to the contaminants on board which are known to damage a woman's foetus. No kidding!

That’s only a problem then if she is pregnant???
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#15 Post by got1 » Mon 14 Sep, 2009 7:26 pm

I will update tomorrow on the present situation on females serving in nuclear subs. :o

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