Special Sub-Topic: Australian Navy 1
|In the Royal Australian Navy, what does HMAS stand for?|
Her Majesty's Australian Ship. As Australia is a part of the Commonwealth, we serve the British Monarch. Ergo, Her Majesty's Australian Ship.
|In the Australian Navy, who should salute an officer first (meaning, the officer salutes second)?|
All of these (Recruit, Petty officer, Leading Seaman). A junior or senior sailor should ALWAYS salute an officer first.
|Where was the first Australian Navy's guided missle frigate (FFG) built?|
U.S.A.. The Australian guided missle frigate (or as it is simply called- FFG) is an Oliver Hazzard Perry class frigate.
The normal interpretation of FFG from a sailors point of view was always, (flipping) fast gunboat.
|Where would you, in the Australian Navy, go to the loo?|
The head. It is taken from the sailing ship days when the "Seats of Ease" were in the bow or head of the ship. They were very effective self-flushing toilets.
Also, as I was told this term apparently is derived from sailors spending so much of their time with their "heads" in the bowl.
|In Australian Navy, if you were going to fight a fire onboard your ship, what clothing would you always have with you?|
Anti-flash. Anti flash is the hood and gloves that are worn to help prevent burns.
|On the GDP of an FFG what would you find?|
CAS. The GDP is the gunnery directional platform.
The CIC is the combat information center.
The COC is the central office complex.
The brig is a detention center.
And on the GDP you will find the CAS, "Combined Antenna System".
|What is, in the Australian Navy (and many other Navies) the anagram of the defence weapon that will provide some safety from a missile attack?|
CIWS. Close in weapons system, CIWS. Also called Phalenx it can fire over 3000 rounds per minute.
Mate is your friend, the other two are made up.
|In the Australian Navy what size is the main "gun" on an FFG?|
76mm. The 76mm is the three inch multi purpose gun.
|On an Australian Navy vessel, where would you go to have a kip?|
The mess. A kip is a term for sleep. Mess is what we call the living quarters.
|In the Australian Navy, what would you do with your scran?|
Eat it. Stuff cooked by the Royal Australian Navy. scran.
(although we didn't say "stuff". I had to improvise.)
Did you find these entries particularly interesting, or do you have comments / corrections to make? Let the author know!
Send the author a thank you or
Submit a correction