Pull up a bollard - Memoirs of a Matelot.

Yet shagging things that are elephantine is?
You are a strange, strange person.
Strange in as I like my sexual encounters to involve a moist nubile female & not taking it up the hoop from some hairy arsed salty seadog.

Indeed, point taken, in the modern woke world I am indeed strange.... :cool: :-D
 

Ravers

LE
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jrwlynch

LE
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What was the difference?

Longer hull, which meant more room (both in places like the Ops Room - the 'stumpy' Batch 1 & 2 42s had such small Ops Rooms it was easier to go out & around 2 Deck than to try to elbow your way from one side to the other - and in the accommodation) and better handling.

The Batch 3s were the size the design were originally meant to be, the stumpies were cut down by the Treasury to 'save money' which meant less space and also some of the rush jobs to shorten the ship made that worse: there were hydrodynamic issues too, the stumpies were slower and a lot wetter forward because the hull had been designed properly, then hastily shortened, but still had to fit around things like the Sea Dart magazine.

If you were getting a RNR weekend of "this is how you play Officer of the Watch, it's really hard to do properly, don't imagine that just because you're in a blue suit you can drive a ship", back in the day we always used to get a T42B3 because they were the sporty ships, at least in the simulator.
 

bentobox

Old-Salt
Longer hull, which meant more room (both in places like the Ops Room - the 'stumpy' Batch 1 & 2 42s had such small Ops Rooms it was easier to go out & around 2 Deck than to try to elbow your way from one side to the other - and in the accommodation) and better handling.

The Batch 3s were the size the design were originally meant to be, the stumpies were cut down by the Treasury to 'save money' which meant less space and also some of the rush jobs to shorten the ship made that worse: there were hydrodynamic issues too, the stumpies were slower and a lot wetter forward because the hull had been designed properly, then hastily shortened, but still had to fit around things like the Sea Dart magazine.

If you were getting a RNR weekend of "this is how you play Officer of the Watch, it's really hard to do properly, don't imagine that just because you're in a blue suit you can drive a ship", back in the day we always used to get a T42B3 because they were the sporty ships, at least in the simulator.
Thanks, if anyone is further interested (or wishes to re-visit their past) here is an interesting set of photos:

 
They stank of poo, and were full of scabies.

And PFKs - unless you’re so old you were a Rosyth rating (eh! In the manner of a Fifer)...
 

RBMK

LE
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That 42' or so would squeeze a lot of matelots in - or else give the existing ones more room to roll over in their pits.
 

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