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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2018, 23:10:36 »
Ok, l did put this one in earlier but swapped it out.  I put it back because it shows a greenie coming inside, like they were coming into the dispersal area and what it looks like off to your beam in heavy seas at the 20 and 30 second mark for all you land lubbers.  And yes, that crap is cold when it hits you.

https://youtu.be/7wZLqURGu1s
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Re: MCDVs in High Sea States
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2018, 23:25:50 »




Just another day in the life of a Kingston Class sailor.

I toured the NANAIMO today - a very impressive ship and crew....
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Re: MCDVs in High Sea States
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2018, 06:00:59 »
I’m glad I didn’t join the RCN. Wow. Awesome stuff!

Remember I am a storesman when I say this so I cant relate to life in the field as an infanteer.  BUT lol Never once in the field did I wake up and question my life's choices, and ask "why am I here ?" At sea, almost every day...

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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2018, 07:24:39 »
Here was a 'little storm' we saw on MON a couple of years ago.

Not the worst I've seen.  I was holding onto the Gyro doing rounds once and read the roll angle as 42.6 degrees.

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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2018, 07:25:24 »
A few more...
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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2018, 07:29:51 »
"When your draught exceeds your depth, you are most assuredly aground"

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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2018, 07:42:37 »
a few more pictures you may enjoy


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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2018, 07:50:29 »
Here was a 'little storm' we saw on MON a couple of years ago.

Not the worst I've seen.  I was holding onto the Gyro doing rounds once and read the roll angle as 42.6 degrees.

NS

That was probably the storm that was throwing guys around on ATH then.  Quite a few were seriously hurt when the collided with things.  Didn't do the old lady any favours either and contributed to her demise.

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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2018, 08:02:15 »
All those rough waters made me think, you sailors must have steel cores!  Who needs Bosu Balls when your stabilizers are firing at all hours of the day!

Explain why sailors are so good in bar fights, they turned Ali's "Rope A Dope" in to a vocation!

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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2018, 08:24:24 »
All these photos look like a battle of the rough seas.
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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2018, 08:33:19 »
The sea is every sailor's enemy at times.  She is cold, heartless and relentless at times.   And she will try to take your life if things go south.  When she is in her fury, it can be fascinating, beautiful and terrifying all at the same time. 

I love her and I'll miss her, as my sailing days are done, l think.

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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2018, 08:39:32 »
I love her and I'll miss her, as my sailing days are done, l think.

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« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2018, 08:53:46 »
One more time mess mate! Join me on Freddy!

I'm too old and broken to bounce around like old, I'm afraid.  I have to pass the torch to you younger guys.   :salute:

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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2018, 08:55:24 »
Couldn't agree more with Jollyjacktar.

BTW, if you look at the pics of NavyShooter, you now understand why, in Canada, we chose to set our hull mounted sonars below the ship, about one third distance from the bow, instead of in the bow, like the Americans. A sonar out of water ain't much use.

I remember one storm on the West coast when I was in MACKENZIE and we could actually see the sonar dome on YUKON when she was cresting! I assume they could do the same when looking at us, but for reason unknown (and I am sure everyone around here can attest to that), when we look at our consorts in a storm, we always feel like they have it worse than ourselves. Misery loves company, I guess!  :nod:

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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2018, 09:07:58 »
I always liked RASing in rough weather. It could be entertaining to watch the greenies smacking the others and watching them plunge and roll.   :nod:

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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2018, 09:08:19 »
Of course a heavy sea state in winter is no fun at all, from a set of WUP's I did about 15 years ago. Took a day alongside to remove the ice




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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2018, 09:21:44 »
One of the pleasures (so to speak) of being stuck in local waters or too slow. Unlike the "heavies", it's more difficult in the MCDV's to deke South East quickly into the gulf Stream for about 12 hours and melt it all.


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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2018, 09:32:00 »
Here was a 'little storm' we saw on MON a couple of years ago.

Not the worst I've seen.  I was holding onto the Gyro doing rounds once and read the roll angle as 42.6 degrees.

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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2018, 10:16:42 »
Our transit from Hawaii to home on WIN. The sig wave was only about 3-4m with a few 5m and 6m seas thrown in for good measure.  The winds were the real culprit, they were out of the south at 25-30kt with gusts to 35kt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd2BjPkTJ4s


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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2018, 10:18:15 »
Our transit from Hawaii to home on WIN. The sig wave was only about 3-4m with a few 5m and 6m seas thrown in for good measure.  The winds were the real culprit, they were out of the south at 25-30kt with gusts to 35kt

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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #45 on: March 16, 2018, 10:40:02 »
Yes. For landlubbers out there: When you are on a long track with strong winds on your beam, it's pretty normal for the ship to be rolled and held down at a certain angle away from the windy side, just like a sailboat. In fact, the more flat surface  on your beam exposed to the wind, the more you get leaned over and held. That "flat surface" of a ship is actually called her "sail" area.

The IRO's were particularly subject to that, as were the old minesweepers.

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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #46 on: March 16, 2018, 12:17:52 »
MCDV, the modern "Corvette"  :D

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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #47 on: March 16, 2018, 14:24:28 »
Here was a 'little storm' we saw on MON a couple of years ago.

Not the worst I've seen.  I was holding onto the Gyro doing rounds once and read the roll angle as 42.6 degrees.

NS

I flew in a Sea King down from Sheartwaer and embarked on HMCS Nipigon from Patrick AFB, Florida on March 12, 1993 in order to replace aircraft 12423 which had ditched on or about the night of 26 Feb 93 (crew all went swimming but got out)... it took us 10 days to get there because we broke down in Boston for 6 nights and then had to wait 3 dats for the ship to come back around from the Gulf of Mexico at Patrick.

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The 1993 Storm of the Century (also known as the '93 Superstorm, The No Name Storm, or the Great Blizzard of 1993) was a large cyclonic storm that formed over the Gulf of Mexico on March 12, 1993. The storm was unique and notable for its intensity, massive size, and wide-reaching effects; at its height, the storm stretched from Canada to Honduras. The cyclone moved through the Gulf of Mexico and then through the eastern United States before moving on to Canada. The storm eventually dissipated in the North Atlantic Ocean on March 15, 1993.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Storm_of_the_Century.  It hit us off of Norfolk on the 13th and 14th; at one point we went over 48 degrees and all the furniture in the wardroom broke loose.  We rode it out better in an old steamer than some of the other ships in StaNavForLant did though...

There was also a case, on HMCS Fraser I think, in the early to mid '90s that the spare engine broke loose in the hangar and was sliding around and they had to lasso it.

In the steamers there was no way to the hangar except outside, so if the upper decks were out of bounds for weather you had to go out through the bridge and over the top to the hatch at the front of the hangar, which was a pain to open in heavy winds, and then down a tiny ladder with the nose of the aircraft about 15 inches away.  You told the OOW you were going and then called him so he knew you got there, and the reverse to come back.

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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #48 on: March 16, 2018, 15:28:43 »
CCG on the Westcoast had a young seaman killed by a landing craft that came loose on the welldeck of either the Wofe or Camsaul during a storm, apparently jumped off of the hatchcover to get a line on it without orders and got caught inbetween when the landing craft shifted.

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Re: RCN ships in high sea states
« Reply #49 on: March 16, 2018, 15:38:17 »
So easy to lose one's life at sea.  Sometimes I'm amazed we don't lose a guy or two like the big players do on a sort of regular basis.