Skip to comments.Royal Navy to allow women to serve on submarines
Posted on 01/03/2010 2:24:53 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Women could soon be allowed to serve on Royal Navy submarines for the first time.
Senior naval figures have opposed allowing women on subs due to the cramped conditions on board and the dangers posed by fumes inside the vessels to a foetus if a woman is pregnant.
But a review of the ban was ordered last year following pressure from Labour figures keen to introduce full equal opportunities for women in the Armed Forces.
The Royal Navy's new Astute attack submarines could easily be adapted to accommodate women and the Ministry of Defence has said that in the design of the new Trident nuclear subs 'consideration will be given to the possibility of women serving in the future'.
A ministry of Defence source told the Sunday Times: 'It looks likely that women will be allowed to serve on submarines.'
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I know there’s a “mile-high-club”. Is there a Kilometer-deep-club?
On a slipery slope.
There will be shortly.
May soon be, found in Torpedo Tube Togetherness. lol
What's long, round, hard, and full of seamen ?
I’m sure there will be some guys that will be absolutely thrilled with this news. lol
Murders to follow. Bad idea, really bad.
It gives a new meaning to hot bunking
I can only say that our experiences on ships have been mixed. I am Army, and old school, so I don't see a benefit to this nonsense and never have.
As far as subs are concerned, I think they already have serious issues with personnel in the American Navy sub fleet with all the accidents at sea of late. I hope they don't follow suit. This is not necessary and adds a problem that has here to fore been avoided.
They will be given special quarters which will lead to a collapse of crew cohesion.
You got 4 heads for 100 guys and you take one away for 10 women, or you have 2 showers for 100 guys and you take away one for 10 women.
Its a bad idea.
Ahoy Love Boat.
The £ kind....not lbs.
Next, will women will be allowed to play on the USNA football team?
Idiots——better supply the condoms.
Rich women on deck alert.
Will the medical officer be a gynecologist or as Archie Bunker characterized it, a “groinecologist?”
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