HMS Monmouth endures Force 10 storm

#1
BBC News - High winds and rain batter the UK

Do not be alarmed this is not an MOD RSS thread.

It's the BBC article about the stormy weather last night but this excerpt made me smile.

The Royal Navy warship HMS Monmouth has been enduring storm force 10 winds in the Bristol Channel between Porthcawl and Lynmouth.

The ship's commanding officer, Commander Tony Long, said the 170 crew on-board were coping well and he planned to remain out overnight, hoping for a drop in the wind on Friday morning.

"A few of the younger sailors are still trying to find their sea legs, conditions are quite lively," he said.
That’s a polite way of saying they were barfing up all over the ship. ;-)

Thank Mithras I’m a land lubber.
 
#2
Meh.

Do it in a Minehunter, and then spin a dit about it. It's a good combat indicator to go to anchor when civvy VLCC's start dropping their picks'.....
 
#3
I thought that was what the Navy do? Sit on the sea come hell and high seas.
 

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#4
It is indeed what we do, shipping it green over the bridge and down the funnel. That's why the 'dangers of the sea' are prioritised above 'the violence of the enemy' in the naval prayer. And why if you can't take a joke you shouldn't sign on.

Kipling: 'Splendaciously mendacious rolls the brass-bound man ashore."
 

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