What is serve on the nuclear submarine
One of the users of "Picabu" under the nicknamemyironcompwho turned out to be a submarine officer, spoke in detail about the pros and cons of serving on a nuclear submarine, about which little is known and which is often romanticized. Next, the words of the author.
So, I'm a submarine officer, serving in the Northern Fleet. Once the topic is of such interest, although for me, as you understand, this is already routine, and all romanticism is gone when I received the first stars, I will tell you about the service on the Premier League.
Let's get you interested, I'll start with the pros. The first plus and he is veryfat -salary. I think that the submariners in the RF Armed Forces are getting the most now, except for the pilots (those that fly) and various special units (MTR, etc.), I do not take FSB, FSO and other services. So, the salary of a submarine officer is about 130-250 thousand rubles, depending on the position, length of service, etc. in the presence of the full selected northern coefficient (serve 5 years in the north).
The second plus is a year in two.In my case (I graduated in 2011) I will choose the minimum pension at the beginning of 2019. 7.5 years on the Premier League and you are a pensioner ¯ \ _ (ツ) _ / ¯. During this time, you choose 15 years and + 5 years of institute. In my case, the minimum pension is 15 thousand rubles (12th category charge). If you continue to serve in the rank of lieutenant commander and have 15 years (calendar) in the north, you will receive ± 30 tr.
The third plus is the holidays, those who serve in the north have different allowances for the holidays, for example, I have 35 main + 15 northern +15 (365 orders) + 5 way + 20 OUS = about 80 days. Another question is how they will give it to you; you rarely take full leave to go out and sometimes you are “forgiven” for some of these days.
The fourth plus is ration. Every month (in case you don’t stand at a pay and eat at home) we are entitled to a ration. They give a good set of products - butter, eggs, meat in briquettes, chicken, sausage, flour, vegetables, etc. If the wife knows how to cook (because you do not have much time for this, but more on that below), you can live this ration normally by buying some nishtyaki =).
Fifth plus - housing. We are submariners, usually live inass worldin remote corners of our immense, upon arrival at the first service (p. Vidyaevo) I was given 11 keys with tags on which the addresses are written and I went to choose my own office accommodation.It is also possible to get an apartment in Gadzhiyevo, Polar, Zaozersk, etc. I can’t say about the Pacific Fleet, I haven’t been there.
The sixth plus is the team. On the square there is its own atmosphere, there are no unnecessary people (almost =), each person is a specialist. The conscripts on the boats are long gone (after the tragedy in Kursk). Of course, cohesion depends on the command, but having stayed on 4 crews, I can say for sure, our relationship is better than on the surface fleet (I was on Peter, I was on Ustinov). Example: if the boat is tidy, then everything is removed, contract sailors wash shoulder to shoulder with old midshipmen and officers.
Now you need to dispel the pink clouds and go to the minuses, or rather the service on the submarine. The first minus - at home you will only sleep. Your work will become your home for you, even if you are going to go easier than on NK (ships), you will be late to leave. Weekend-pass, time off, do not wait. Constant training and exercises, and the total nonsense is corrected by the number of repetitions =).
If you are lucky and you are on the undercarriage, you will be a lot at sea, and there it will be difficult. Imagine that you were locked up in a punishment cell, without windows, with artificial lighting, low ceilings and the air processed from your carbon dioxide and farting, with people you see every day ... YoursExistenceservice at sea turns to groundhog day. Watch-breakfast-watch-lunch-teachings-dinner-sleep-watch and so every day. This is not the NC, where you can go to the tank, smoke and inhale the fresh air to calm down.
Being a submariner is risking your life every day. How many emergencies were at sea and did not count, it would seem, well, the wiring was short, so what's wrong with that? There is no room for error in a closed space. That is why we constantly train, bring actions to the machine. Once every three months (if ashore) we go to the training center (training complex) where we are burning, drowning and fighting for survivability.
Yes, everything is exactly as in the pictures above. And once a year we have a "wet torpedo" with my height is a very curious event =)
You crawl into the torpedo unit and crawl, then turn on the water and you, having reached the hatch and having given a signal, pop up in the pool.
At sea, you have no connection with family and friends, the boat is gone and you do not know what is up there. Amusing posts from the category, and you would be able to give up TV, Internet and smartphone for a certain amount of time for a certain amount =))) I know for sure what amount and for what amount could be =))).You do not pay extra money for going to sea - this is in my opinion the third minus. People take risks, deprive themselves of everything and everyone, and they are paid 500 rubles a day for it, for me it is so funny. Therefore, almost every submariner who served and walked into the sea would like to serve on a “sludge” - a boat that for some reason does not go to sea.
The fourth disadvantage is the conditions of life. You will wash once a week (more often =), the ceilings are low, everywhere there is limited space, constantly buzzing in the GGSK’s ear (loud-speaking communication), mechanisms, shields, etc.
Well, for even counting - the climate in the north is rather severe. In the summer and early autumn it is beautiful, the moss blooms, the dwarf birch trees are covered with dwarf leaves, and the sun shines (but does not heat) for almost 24 hours.