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Sinking Ship Simulator: The Royal Navy's Damage Repair Instructional Unit

  • Publicado em 6 Set 2015
  • tomscott.com - with many, many thanks to the Royal Navy and everyone at HMS Excellent! royalnavy.mod.uk
    How do you train sailors to save a sinking ship? Sure, you can teach them the theory, but there's no replacement for having to hammer softwood wedges into deck and bulkhead splits that are spraying cold, high-pressure water in your face.
    At HMS Excellent in Portsmouth sits Hazard, a Royal Navy Damage Repair Instructional Unit (DRIU). Every Navy recruit who's going out to sea will have to go through something like this -- and on a much harder level than we did! But then, they'll have had months of training and teamwork beforehand...
    DIRECTED BY Matt Gray: mattg.co.uk - @unnamedculprit - see behind-the-scenes video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwlnb...
    Paul Curry - @cr3
    Melinda Seckington - missgeeky.com - @mseckington
    And again, with many thanks to all the Navy team who were so generous with their time and effort: royalnavy.mod.uk - royalnavy royalnavy

Comentários • 4 002

  • knate
    knate Anos atrás +6438

    Half a billion dollar ship being kept afloat by brute force and the simple wooden wedge. I love it.

    • Sully Schwartz
      Sully Schwartz 12 dias atrás

      @Tolucky foryou You mean inbred? Sorry but U.K. is the kingdom of cousins, almost as bad as French froggiez

    • Random Brit
      Random Brit 12 dias atrás

      @Sully Schwartz Y'see, the difference is; The lowest bidder for the MoD is Gary from down the road and the bloody thing he made in his shed.

    • Sully Schwartz
      Sully Schwartz 12 dias atrás +1

      @The Socially Awkward Falcon 🇺🇦 Chief, there's a reason for that; "Anyone can build a bridge, but a cheap one takes an engineer."

    • Sully Schwartz
      Sully Schwartz 12 dias atrás

      Wood can easily be split/adjusted to fit, plus if it's dry it'll soak up some of the water and expand---nice and snug. Not really any other material like that you could use in such a pinch

    • Sully Schwartz
      Sully Schwartz 12 dias atrás

      @Random Brit That's any military, bruv; lowest bidder wins with military contracts---not the highest.

    DAVID CAMPBELL Anos atrás +4297

    I am 62 I did that training when I was 17 yrs old when I think back to it I still feel cold and scared. We were told that if we did not seal the leaks in time we may be drowned. It got to about 8 inches from the top I was treading water then they suddenly drained the compartment. We did not have enough time or material to seal all the holes. If I live to 100 yrs I will never forget that day. Have told family of that day now having found this I can show them.

    • Neil Turner
      Neil Turner Mês atrás

      Feel the same as you hated it

    • Tomato Tomato
      Tomato Tomato Mês atrás

      imagine if the drain got clogged.

    • Sabbat
      Sabbat Mês atrás +1

      This training is terrifying and still doesn't even come close to how harrowing and just _awful_ the real deal must be with fire , dead people , freezing water , overpressure , countless other factors .. Cudos to you for signing up for such a profession -- we have so much respect for you . Hopefully you never had to put that important training into practice . Cheers and thank-you for sharing

    • Nemo Nobody
      Nemo Nobody 5 meses atrás +3

      @Eliju In the Soviet army they said: "It's hard in training - it's easy in battle."

    • Knave of Dogs
      Knave of Dogs 6 meses atrás +3

      @Monkey D. luffy it's trauma that they need to be exposed to before it kills them. these aren't random people, they're the navy. lives are at stake if they fail.

  • Ela James
    Ela James Anos atrás +1394

    The Navy: We're going to try and drown you while you bash wedges into holes
    Also the Navy: please mind your head

    • Charles
      Charles Mês atrás

      What they're right

    • BrandonSG13
      BrandonSG13 3 meses atrás +5

      @K1naku5ana3R1ka you’re only gonna drown if you don’t know how to do this and then get attacked in real life. Do you just expect them not to train?

    • Luke Pierce
      Luke Pierce 6 meses atrás +7

      @K1naku5ana3R1ka you actually wear that exact same thing in real life. An unconscious sailor in that situation becomes a danger to everybody else as they're nothing but a ragdoll. You can't even treat them until being relieved by the next team as you're fighting to save everybody else, so the chance of drowning is very high.

    • Nv BRTZ
      Nv BRTZ Anos atrás +1

      @K1naku5ana3R1ka Bro you good?

    • A person Who is alive
      A person Who is alive Anos atrás +5

      K1naku5ana3R1ka there not trying to are they if it gets to their neck there going to stop it and take it as a fail

  • Valued Humanoid
    Valued Humanoid 10 meses atrás +79

    The USN also has these live damage control simulators and they’re terrifying. Water everywhere, the only light is on your helmet, people yelling and screaming….I remember having to shore up a bulkhead with 4x4s and wedges and a friggin sledgehammer. But when you finish and the water starts to slow down and then stop…that’s a helluva good feeling.

  • Nelson Martinez
    Nelson Martinez 4 anos atrás +25835

    Woulda been easier had they had.. **slap** Flex Tape!

    • niko gaming
      niko gaming 9 dias atrás


    • Diamond Apocalypse
      Diamond Apocalypse 28 dias atrás

      @Nunya Business it is a bad idea when theres a 100 tons of water pushing a single piece of tape

    • noodle329
      noodle329 Mês atrás

      @Axo :D don't need to be just stating the facts

    • Axo :D
      Axo :D Mês atrás

      @noodle329 aww your not funny

    • noodle329
      noodle329 Mês atrás

      As much as that would be cool. That's around 350 pounds of water coming in at once so flex tape wouldn't do anything

  • Fire Red Gaming
    Fire Red Gaming Anos atrás +220

    They’re too calm. They’re like:”Oh hey we’re drowning!”

    • Teddi Meck
      Teddi Meck Mês atrás

      This has so much potential for Brexit Jokes.

    • Jordan Smith
      Jordan Smith 11 meses atrás +9

      The moment you start panicking and stop thinking is the moment you have already died, and these people have had that lesson drilled into them.

    • Jungletroll
      Jungletroll Anos atrás +14

      staying calm will probably keep you alive

    • Gwydion Russo
      Gwydion Russo Anos atrás +21

      British people are just built different

    • Melvin Hotdog Man
      Melvin Hotdog Man Anos atrás +8

      I mean, that’s how I’m gonna react when there is a water spraying in my room

  • Korvilon
    Korvilon Anos atrás +36

    Brings back memories of the Submarine version of this that I had to do periodically. Its literally the worst feeling having that water hitting you from everyside trying to patch one pipe up. I always felt like a wet Chihuahua standing there when it was all done. Getting those wedges in is difficult work. I could barely get them in there it takes just pure brute force and coordination.

  • Tony Bussey
    Tony Bussey Anos atrás +22

    Did that in 1978, still remember the initial panic when the lights went out and the water flooded in. Once in action though, you concentrate on the task at hand

  • binny dinney
    binny dinney Anos atrás +68

    Did anyone else just want them to see them close the cabinet and be like “It was already broken.”

  • Reuben
    Reuben 2 anos atrás +16510

    This is like an escape room on steroids.
    Except you're trying to escape drowning.

    • Little Omlet
      Little Omlet Mês atrás

      Drowning isn’t bad ya know

    • Хохлы обосрались на весь мир
      Хохлы обосрались на весь мир Mês atrás

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    • Water
      Water Mês atrás

      Or like the horror movie “escape room”

    • David Knowles
      David Knowles 5 meses atrás

      @Sheriff HD I bet this would actually do good business as a team building exercise for companies. I'm guessing the running costs and initial build would make it to expensive.

    • cat21860
      cat21860 6 meses atrás +3

      A Survive Room, if you will.

  • HyperSpify
    HyperSpify Anos atrás +123

    I don't need a sinking ship simulator. I have my life for that.

  • Happy Fox
    Happy Fox Anos atrás +87

    1:13 that grin is like "I get to max out the controls on my boss, oh happy days!"

  • Kriss McKinnon
    Kriss McKinnon Anos atrás +53

    That “Bloody hell!” was so absolutely British, and I love it 🤣🤣

  • Mrguderian
    Mrguderian Anos atrás +84

    That’s cool, it’s like a metaphor for the UK itself.

    • Callum Pettitt
      Callum Pettitt Anos atrás

      cry more

    • Alex R-T
      Alex R-T Anos atrás +11

      Good thing we've got plenty of wedges. How are the cracks in the EU holding up these days?

    • Tu -esTUPIdeZ
      Tu -esTUPIdeZ Anos atrás +3


  • colinfurze
    colinfurze 7 anos atrás +5151

    Getting to do some really cool odd stuff these days tom. Long live youtube and the doors it opens.

  • Everyday Projects
    Everyday Projects 9 meses atrás +3

    I used to be in the Canadian Navy and we had a similar (but much more primative and smaller) training compartment/tank in Halifax, Canada. The same principals were applied: the water level was controlled externally and if your team was performing favorably, they'd slow down the inflow of water. But if your team wasn't getting the holes plugged up or the shoring (timbers) in place correctly, the operators would nearly fill the compartment! It is surprisingly realistic once you're down inside one of these Mock-ups, and easy to forget that it's just a drill, especially when the cold water keeps rising!! Well done Tom.

  • Scott Mills
    Scott Mills Anos atrás +1

    Done this myself when I was in Navy training. Crazy experience!

  • lennyp18
    lennyp18 Anos atrás +2

    One of the best courses in my time in the RN. Lessons learned that day will stay with me forever.

  • Joe Rogers
    Joe Rogers Anos atrás +2

    In 1968- to 72 I was stationed at Point Loma Sub base., San Diego. The navy had a simulator that taught the same damage control principals. Thanks for helping me look back in time.

  • SysGhost
    SysGhost 2 anos atrás +6598

    I imagine the enemy trying to sink that ship as it slowly turns into a cluster of wedges poking out in every direction.

    • Kevin Patty 🇺🇦
      Kevin Patty 🇺🇦 15 dias atrás

      Welcome to HMS Woodstock

    • DaPizzaSnake
      DaPizzaSnake Mês atrás +1

      Then just turns into a old style ship with a sail and everything.

    • Ratchet Medic
      Ratchet Medic Anos atrás +2

      That there is one of our best southerner ships we got!

    • Isle
      Isle Anos atrás +1

      @Sanan Guliyev it kind of sounds like the genetiv plural of Vodka, but written with a typo (родительный падеж множественного числа слова водка: водок) 😂. It also sounds like водить (~"to drive" - actual meaning might depend on context). Could it be a word to complain about a bad driver (водитель)...? I know "водила" as such a word... 🤣

    • Alex The Ferret
      Alex The Ferret Anos atrás +2

      @Sanan Guliyev that's very cool! My name sometimes gets mixed up with 'Vodka' so maybe they are actually similar.

    E.PLUMBUS UNUM 3 meses atrás +1

    If I was a sailor, I would want to get as much training in this simulator as I could to prepare me mentally for a real life scenario such as those simulated here.

  • v0w1x2
    v0w1x2 Anos atrás +2

    Did this several times in my RAN training always loved it.
    Still remember fire main breech in the face after a hit, it was so cold I knew I was there to do something but what was it?

  • Happy Fox
    Happy Fox Anos atrás +24

    "some press want to interview you sir, are you in a good mood?"
    "attempt to drown them and mask it as training exercise?"
    "no no, they are the press, have a training exercise that is about sinking ships and get them involved..."
    "oh sir... you're a big softie"

  • Victor Poulin
    Victor Poulin Anos atrás +50

    I lost my breath several times while watching this. I'm definitely not getting on any boats soon.

    • IM-SO-1998 DW
      IM-SO-1998 DW 10 meses atrás

      @RedLeader 675 safety divers? In the states if it gets above waist level we just fail

    • RedLeader 675
      RedLeader 675 10 meses atrás

      It’s the most controlled thing you’ll do, the team that control it can pump the water out in a couple of second and there’s usually a safety diver in there with you

    • IM-SO-1998 DW
      IM-SO-1998 DW 11 meses atrás

      It's not bad there's teams in place if something were to happen it be addressed quickly

  • malex0962
    malex0962 Anos atrás

    Love it. I joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1979 and did similar training, although this modern RN facility is of course more advanced!

  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williams 8 meses atrás

    I’ve done this, absolutely loved every minute of it, the instructors are top fellas too.

  • Ted Chaffman
    Ted Chaffman Anos atrás +60

    Me: **is trying to cut my shower time in half to conserve water**
    The Royal Navy: **is probably running one of these simulations simultaneously**

    • Edward Coe
      Edward Coe Anos atrás

      @ThCa5ua1Gam3r If it was salt water, there wouldn't be much left on the inside of the sim...

    • Edward Coe
      Edward Coe Anos atrás

      @Sophia Beckett It is recycled and to respond to another commenter, it's not salt water in the sim. It is chlorinated though.

    • Rebecca Conlon
      Rebecca Conlon Anos atrás +2

      @Ted Chaffman the water is typically recycled in the uk, so we don't drain too much from the natural water tables. As we filter the water through natural means and then chemically treat after regardless of amount, due to rainwater drainage too. There is little point to conserve water here, as the environmental impact is miniscule

    • Rebecca Conlon
      Rebecca Conlon Anos atrás

      @Isle yep, and in the uk you still pay for them to drain away the rainwater that falls on your house...

    • Ted Chaffman
      Ted Chaffman Anos atrás +6

      @Isle More of an environmental impact thing but good point on your end

  • Tiosh Chichok
    Tiosh Chichok Anos atrás +1

    This actually looks like fun since you know in the back of your mind it's not actually a sinking ship

  • NovorSec
    NovorSec 2 anos atrás +3133

    Imagine those crew doing this in WWII, on freezing waters, in dark compartments , not knowing if the ship is already doomed or not

    • CloudIncus
      CloudIncus Mês atrás

      You should see some of the picture of the secondary shoring from the Falklands.

    • jannikel26
      jannikel26 Mês atrás

      May I introduce you to the experience that is "Das Boot"?

    • MatteBlackGaming
      MatteBlackGaming Mês atrás

      They didn't, this simulator was brought in after the Falklands conflict.

    • ComCy
      ComCy Mês atrás

      @Rebecca Conlon 9th

    • Sabbat
      Sabbat Mês atrás +7

      The real real has to deal with overpressure -- the rushing water squeezing the air in the compartment so much you feel as if your eyes will pop into your skull or just plain pop . . FREEZING water which makes you function poorly as a human period , darkness , the fear of knowing you are under the water line in the bowels of a steel ship that is sinking , the fear of not knowing but expecting another torpedo or bomb or mine at any second , the real possibility of parts of people in the dark cold water with you .. It is horrendous and it is hard to believe that actual men dealt with such situations and kept hammering as these ships sank . Words just fall short trying to convey how brave , how harrowing and how awful such situations were and are .
      If one day we can share memories with each other as if we were truly there -- war will cease to exist I am sure of it . But ya until that day I have nothing but respect and awe for those men and the men and women today who sign up for such professions . Incredible stuff .

  • Kiersten Woehler
    Kiersten Woehler Anos atrás +4

    This is just downright scary. My blood pressure is up watching it and they're doing this commentary mode. Can't imagine being there 😨😱😱

  • Tyler K
    Tyler K Anos atrás +1

    Just did this yesterday, looking at it doesn't look too hard but doing it in the dark and it rolling 20° each way and maybe more was challenging with added more to the realistic side.

  • Archie Webb-Smith
    Archie Webb-Smith Anos atrás +1

    I have had to train in one of these before to rank up in the Navy and im not lying it is way scarier than you think, i mean people may say “the waters clear so its easy” or “15 degrees isnt much” but when you are in there it can be incredibly tough and it is actually fairly likely this can happen if you are aboard a ship, usually destroyers maybe other ships. And i have had to deal with these kind of leaks before and they are very hard to repair, so looking at how Matt did and how they performed they did very well.

  • BonafideEnglishman
    BonafideEnglishman Anos atrás

    I've been in these a few times. Very very fun, just don't forget to open the upper deck hatch. Water is heavy and they open outwards to you. If there is water, expect to be thrown.

  • Teph
    Teph 2 anos atrás +5473

    the most unrealistic part is how clear the water is.

    • Jack
      Jack Mês atrás

      How? Seawater is clear...

    • Persona non grata
      Persona non grata Mês atrás

      @Teph We get light floods on our cargo ships sometime from bad weather or overflowing drains. Water is fine and clear, even out the drains.

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      Хохлы обосрались на весь мир Mês atrás

      НА окраину НА окраине НАААааааа

    • Chris Smith
      Chris Smith 4 meses atrás

      I’m told in the US navy Version it starts with lights on with slow leaks and warm water then progresses to mastering it in the dark with rushing cold water.

    • Edward Coe
      Edward Coe Anos atrás +2

      @Mestari Quite difficult to weld against 40 tons per hour of water rushing past you...

  • Jakob Fredriksson
    Jakob Fredriksson Anos atrás

    This looks fun! Taking part of a controlled simulation (of this kind) that is, by no means an actual disaster.

  • ShakemeisterS64
    ShakemeisterS64 2 meses atrás

    I loved it ! Our lot got the mess deck compartment too and we were getting the full 15 degree roll. We were also using splinter boxes and accro props.

    KOKUJIN Anos atrás

    I've been in one of those for navy cadets. It was awesome, plus we did training for fires on ships.

  • chedmondo
    chedmondo Anos atrás

    I was training inside this thing when I was 17 and trust me - it's way harder than it looks, especially when it starts tilting from side to side

  • Panhazi Min.
    Panhazi Min. 2 anos atrás +4258

    Imagine astronauts banging wedges to fix a hole after space debris hit the ISS fuselage

    • SysGhost
      SysGhost 15 dias atrás

      Grab your helmets and start scooping up the vacuum that keeps flooding in and throw it outside. ;)

    • Jake
      Jake 24 dias atrás

      Actually it might be abit easier since, the vacuum of space will try to suck the wedge out

    • Tomato Tomato
      Tomato Tomato Mês atrás

      in space a piece of chewed bubblegum will automatically seal a small hole.

    • pastuh
      pastuh Mês atrás

      Thats how nano shield should work in 2030

    • Hairclip Boy
      Hairclip Boy Mês atrás

      How did this become yet another physics debate?

  • Mert
    Mert 2 anos atrás

    When i was in the Navy legit loved this idk why maybe because i was always the one tripping on people doing things wrong in this situation 😳 wasnt any high sergeat or korporal but still we had to stay in strict demand to fix the floods quickly,!

  • Eber P
    Eber P Anos atrás +2

    I'm unlucky enough to have experience of the simulator and a real damage control situation from collision. I did the damage control training at HMS Excellent and I was also on HMS Nottingham when it ran aground in 2002. The simulator was fairly representative of my experience onboard the Nottingham, including the equipment used. (Although, both in simulation and on ship we had access to more than just wedges and hammers.)

  • T-shirtman
    T-shirtman Anos atrás +9

    This looks both fun and terrifying at the same time

  • Drake Is A Cake
    Drake Is A Cake Mês atrás

    6:31 something about seeing 2 hammers just clunkyly going at these 2 wedges makes me laugh so good 👍🏻

  • Nikey_Boy
    Nikey_Boy 5 anos atrás +5903

    I wonder what would happen if someone said over the speaker: "We lost control over the water level."

    • ItzNiko
      ItzNiko 9 meses atrás

      @Kingseeker BACKUP then they escape

    • ItzNiko
      ItzNiko 9 meses atrás

      It would be stopped and people would be evacuated

    • Ceca Dokić
      Ceca Dokić Anos atrás

      @Kingseeker BACKUP then you realy need to repair the hole and Its likle real sinking ship

    • Edward Coe
      Edward Coe Anos atrás +2

      Just for the sake of genuinely worried/interested people, the water in the sim cannot reach the deckhead (ceiling) - there are large overflow sections at the top of each compartment which drain to outside, and double as observation areas for staff. It is nevertheless a dangerous training environment - easy to smash someone's finger with a hammer, drop a 50kg electric pump down a ladder on someone's head etc.. Fun!

    • Anakin Low Ground
      Anakin Low Ground Anos atrás

      @Imvery Epic If it's made of metal, it will rust.

  • resverie
    resverie Anos atrás

    i’ve done something like this with cadets! the structure was much smaller and wooden, but very fun (and uh. not easy xD. my friends and i definitely would’ve drowned if it was a real ship) we had to wear goggles, and between that and the spraying water we were practically working blind xD

  • Ianmundo
    Ianmundo Anos atrás +3

    this is an incredible training capability, you can really imagine the difference between a crew with this training and one without.

  • Tak Builds
    Tak Builds Anos atrás +1

    I did this back in 2012 but we used clamps aswell, it wasn't just wedges. Anyways, I was in the mess deck on a bunk bed dealing with a hole there and I nearly lost a clamp behind the hole. Staff wouldn't have been happy! 😄
    It was great fun anyways. Quite the experience and it was rocking all over the place!

  • Gregory P
    Gregory P Mês atrás

    The scary part for me would be knowing that at some point they're going to close the hatch behind you to control the flooding.

  • Kit Fisto
    Kit Fisto 6 anos atrás +3122

    That looks so fun. But I'd probably have a panic attack

    • Cheese is gud
      Cheese is gud 8 meses atrás

      @Uyên Hà maybe it'll be different under 120 psi of pressure

    • Darkstonefire 25
      Darkstonefire 25 2 anos atrás +1

      HamnavoePer that's strange, with cadets I did the real thing? Maybe it depends on availability

    • Xbear
      Xbear 2 anos atrás


    • Michael Vol
      Michael Vol 2 anos atrás +1

      That's why you do it and re-do it!

    • Michael Vol
      Michael Vol 2 anos atrás +1

      You know this would be a great idea for an amusement park sort of thing over the summer.

  • raphrose raph
    raphrose raph Anos atrás

    The points of those wood wedge is to slow down the flow of water so the pump can pump more that is going into the ship

  • Ken Bober
    Ken Bober Mês atrás

    My cousin's now ex husband did one of those simulations for the US navy to be on a submarine. He panicked so bad he injured 3 other sailers to get out of the flooding room. He was dishonorable discharged. He was even that selfish at home too.

  • Smartphonerepairwi
    Smartphonerepairwi Anos atrás

    Wow! Water pressure is very powerful and trying to repair it at the same time. Congrats to you.

  • Mike Kenny
    Mike Kenny Mês atrás

    They really should open this up to the public as an attraction like we have escape rooms, this looks hilariously fun I would pay to try this

  • keios
    keios 7 anos atrás +6107

    See, you would have been fine if some sailor hadn't been keeping all that water in his locker!

    • Zasher777
      Zasher777 Anos atrás

      @Matthew Sanetra r/foundthereddituser

    • Stahl
      Stahl Anos atrás

      It’s always one that has to do that.
      Last time one of them kept a fire in the Computer room, typical.

    • Jenkins Family
      Jenkins Family Anos atrás +1

      Bet that locker full of water belonged to Davy Jones

    • Stickman Productions
      Stickman Productions 2 anos atrás

      Zaire that persons name was nobody

    • Zaire
      Zaire 2 anos atrás

      @Matthew Sanetra Nobody would see it as a pun immediately. They'd just see it as hypocritically correcting someone else, who was right, to something that is actually wrong.
      This isn't an r/whoosh moment. Very few supposed r/whoosh moments actually are.

  • Unknown Alien
    Unknown Alien 16 dias atrás

    seems insane that they use simple wooden wedges for this. real "if it ain't broke don't fix it" vibes

  • smurph1ng
    smurph1ng Anos atrás

    Ive been on this and it is incredible. So much fun

  • dont-want-no-wrench
    dont-want-no-wrench Anos atrás +1

    extremely valuable training.

  • chris e
    chris e Anos atrás

    Neat video, thanks for sharing. The funny thing is, I think it looks kind of fun!

  • RyanRyzzo
    RyanRyzzo 6 anos atrás +2668

    Escape room? No thanks - Plug the hole room? Yes please!

  • Wind Walker
    Wind Walker Anos atrás

    I was a sea-cadet at great lakes! This was alot of fun!!!

  • Rob 2477
    Rob 2477 Anos atrás

    Been there, done that. Its a great simulator exercise. Plenty of adrenaline good fun.

  • Ariel helwani's nose
    Ariel helwani's nose 26 dias atrás

    We did this in the US navy as well. At the end of bootcamp in an operation called battlestations. A night of ship sinking simulation.

  • StonyRC
    StonyRC Anos atrás

    My (already massively high) respect for any service personnel just went up ... a LOT!!!!

  • Trover19
    Trover19 4 anos atrás +3250

    “I just sawed this boat in half!”

    • Stone Weevil
      Stone Weevil Anos atrás


    • Ashurion-Neonix
      Ashurion-Neonix 2 anos atrás

      To test the power of flex shot, I shot a boat with a cannon!

    • CloneTrooper
      CloneTrooper 2 anos atrás +1


    • Ashurion-Neonix
      Ashurion-Neonix 2 anos atrás

      With a missile.

    • Joseph Field
      Joseph Field 2 anos atrás +2

      Trover19 imagine instead of “brace! Brace! Brace!”, it goes “I just sawed this boat in half”, then BOOM! Water starts chugging into the room

  • pharynx007
    pharynx007 Mês atrás

    i was in the US navy, and never got to do this sort of training, which i'm kind of sad i didn't, cause it looks like fun.

  • LionheartedDan
    LionheartedDan Anos atrás

    Excellent video on the training simulator. However I am inclined to question @1:30 “120 psi breach” - that seems unreasonable for a ship.

    • ThCa5ua1Gam3r
      ThCa5ua1Gam3r Anos atrás

      The High Pressure Salt water Main runs at 7-8 bar, so that's about correct

  • Just Pette
    Just Pette Anos atrás +1

    It's weird that they use wood shafts to clog holes in a ship.

  • James Chartrand
    James Chartrand 2 anos atrás

    I did this in the cadets! I'm an air cadet but we also do it for leadership. For us it was a budget version just in a shipping/ cargo container though. For us the water was 4⁰ C though (39⁰ F). It was horrible but a lot of fun too.

  • Dawgs241
    Dawgs241 2 anos atrás +3414

    4:37: "if they are feeling kind, they can drop the water level."
    4:46, Driver: "Poseidon will have no mercy, neither will I!"

    • Almost Certainly Not a Potato
      Almost Certainly Not a Potato  Anos atrás +1

      @Warp Portal Things Tom might not know

    • Warp Portal
      Warp Portal Anos atrás +28

      Driver: "Things you might not know huh? Well, do you know what drowning is like?"
      * turns key *

    • Portman
      Portman Anos atrás +72

      @Zion T KIII have no mercy

    • Zion T KIII
      Zion T KIII Anos atrás +6

      What would poseidon do?....

    • Spinosou
      Spinosou Anos atrás +8

      No comments now I will ruin it ajajaja ez

  • Jonesso
    Jonesso 2 anos atrás

    I've got a mate who is gonna be training in that thing soon. can't wait to hear from him about his experiences

  • Gormathius Nightstrider
    Gormathius Nightstrider 2 meses atrás

    Other trainees: "The wedge won't fit!"
    Tom: "Make it smaller!"

  • orchid awex
    orchid awex Anos atrás

    As someone with an extreme fear of drowning, this video gave me a panic attack

  • Wyatt Roncin
    Wyatt Roncin Anos atrás

    i got to do damage control in the dry 3 weeks ago. definitely looking forward to coming back in 2 years and doing it in the wet. curse you covid.

  • martin martin
    martin martin 2 anos atrás +1270

    Wow..if this a training simulation and it already looks scary.just imagine if this is real life scenario where lives are at stake and under combat.

    • Christopher McCoy
      Christopher McCoy Anos atrás

      Lives are at "stake".

    • jepp
      jepp Anos atrás

      @Jofx 1

    • Archie Webb-Smith
      Archie Webb-Smith Anos atrás +3

      I have been in this situation before actually, i retired a while ago and it can be incredibly scary, but its good when a fish pops in for a cuppa tea

    • Daniel Campos
      Daniel Campos Anos atrás

      @Animarble Marble Race lmao 😂😂😂😂

    • Animarble Marble Race
      Animarble Marble Race Anos atrás +4

      @Daniel Campos there are other crews on the ship, so that is okay because the hole will not be ignored forever. But you will not have enough time and the ship will just sink lmao

  • David
    David 20 dias atrás

    Wish they would show the engine room section, makes this bit look easy, when the ship is rolling 15degrees you have to time the rolls to get the wedges in otherwise you would be completely submerged when it rolled back over. Have done this three times now, its pure fun, the cold doesnt bother you once the adrenaline gets going.

  • Adam Patterson
    Adam Patterson 19 dias atrás +1

    Never really thought about a pucture happening in a non ideal location like inside a cuppard...

  • Jake
    Jake 24 dias atrás +1

    I love damage control training. Sure beats fire fighting training.

  • BlueStone Amps
    BlueStone Amps Anos atrás

    Imagine this, except you are still taking fire and your inability to establish flood control or escape would result in your death and/or loss of the ship.

  • Gareth
    Gareth 7 anos atrás +1992

    Biggest surprise is that to fix a hole in a ship...they use wood? I guess thinking about it, it is a substance that can be shaped quickly and will expand slowly as it absorbs water. But still it's a little odd if every British Navy ship has a stack of wood in a cabinet in case of a breach.

    • Edward Coe
      Edward Coe Anos atrás

      @blu3flare25 Difficult when there's water coming in the hole...

    • msamour
      msamour 2 anos atrás +1

      I don't know about British war ships, but the Canadian Navy ships carry 4x4 at various location as part of our basic equipment to do shoring repairs in case of emergency. As a ships company, we would go to the sim once a year.

    • mark roberts
      mark roberts 2 anos atrás +2

      @Bjj _Legend they don't have welding teams don't it, they use hollow metal half spheres or bowls I guess and cover up the whole hole and then jam them in place with wooden logs or pneumatic poles until the ship reached port.

    • mark roberts
      mark roberts 2 anos atrás

      Wood is cheap quick and very easy, this is only a stop gap measure meant to slow the water, after this they use massive metal bowls attached to logs or pneumatic poles to cover the holes completely.

    • Tim K.
      Tim K. 2 anos atrás +2

      I was in the german Navy and had to make a similar training. The wood is the best, easiest way to reducr the flow into the ship. In German Navy we say a leak is breached when we can hold the waterlevel inside or reduce them with pumps. Here they use clean water in Germany we have the Oppurtunity to train in a real old ship with seawater and it is a huge different when your eyes arr beginning to tears and you get colder and colder and at the end you cannot hold a hammer. That was the best and scariest training i have ever done.

  • Guess Who
    Guess Who 9 meses atrás

    i remember doing this with the sea cadets when i was like 14, was very fun

  • David Taft
    David Taft Anos atrás

    Seems like simple swimming goggles as emergency gear for each crewman would go a long way in helping to find breaches underwater

  • 67shelby cobra
    67shelby cobra Anos atrás

    That is very interesting, thank you for sharing with us.

  • John Munro
    John Munro 2 anos atrás

    Hahaha, did this with the sea cadets! It was back in the 80s so I think this is probably a much newer bit of kit

    TRASH TALK 2 anos atrás +5474

    Missile: *hits boat*
    Guy in the back:
    Bloody hell

    • Marker
      Marker Anos atrás

      Yep thats definitely what happened in the video

    • Spencer Andrews
      Spencer Andrews Anos atrás

      The only appropriate British response

    • Youtube Account
      Youtube Account Anos atrás

      @JunaTah like the kreigsmarine existed in 1945 lmao

    • BaneSRB
      BaneSRB Anos atrás

      That was Matt.

    • Affectionatepunch
      Affectionatepunch Anos atrás

      @Santiago Garcia Maffeo Propaganda invincible was never hit by a missile frigates were yes carriers no

  • Techking data
    Techking data Mês atrás

    Crazy how wood wedges are used to fill holes in the ship to this day....mother nature saves the day

  • Sm0kei
    Sm0kei 29 dias atrás

    IMAGINE THAT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN, i would honestly maybe just pass out. good job to everyone!

  • AudieHolland
    AudieHolland Anos atrás

    I bet actual naval personnel who are in 'advanced courses' have to do these kind of repairs in the dark, perhaps aided by flashlights in their helmets.

  • Peter XYZ
    Peter XYZ 2 anos atrás

    I always wondered about repairing a leaking ship. Fascinating 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

  • Imperator Salt
    Imperator Salt 2 anos atrás +2200

    My uncle did this 30 years ago
    And I have to do in a few weeks time, I'm very much excited
    Update: did it, it went well was great fun, we did a smaller room with less holes, we have a BSSC and ISSC in phase 2 in which we do more, we also had the HMS Chaos which doesnt move but is used to demonstrate more stable solutions to the holes

    • Imperator Salt
      Imperator Salt 25 dias atrás

      @Happy Hands it went well due to covid they couldnt fill the compartment above waist high, the water pressure is nothing to be scoffed at, a good laugh

    • Happy Hands
      Happy Hands 25 dias atrás

      how did it go?

    • BlooieFPS
      BlooieFPS Anos atrás +1

      @Imperator Salt yo howd it go? A year later I'm sure you're still alive right.... 😳

    • Haphazard Lark
      Haphazard Lark Anos atrás +1

      The fact that it was named the HMS chaos makes me so happy

    • Imperator Salt
      Imperator Salt Anos atrás +1

      @Monez I'm a year late but it went well, did the full experience in winter for BSSC was sick would recommend, I wouldn't recommend cold water going down your dry suit

  • Raymond Blair
    Raymond Blair 2 meses atrás

    Ah great memories from royal navy basic training ☺️

  • Emperor Kraglint
    Emperor Kraglint Anos atrás

    I'm really curious as to how a ship stays aloft and stops the water from building with the wooden pegs. I'd love to have someone rattle off my ears. I love hearing about this kind of stuff

  • President of The Internet

    These exact techniques have been used for centuries - there were people whose job it was on wooden ships to go around and repair small daily leaks using tarred hemp rope called Oakum - this is where caulking comes from because it was also done in cabins above to stop wind draughts.

  • qualandrew201494
    qualandrew201494 Anos atrás

    I remeber i did this when i was in the sea cadets that water is freezing -was a ton of fun but also very hard.

  • Tameronica
    Tameronica 2 anos atrás +3054

    Imagine your boat sinking and you and your crew and a trying to repair the damage and you hear from the bottom depths of the ocean
    *"T o s h o w t h e p o w e r o f f l e x t a p e , I c u t t h i s b o a t i n h a l f ."*

    • JONOTron
      JONOTron 5 meses atrás

      Nuff said

    • Nikola Angelovski
      Nikola Angelovski 10 meses atrás

      The only thing that a wedge cannot fix...

    • Thewildone 2007
      Thewildone 2007 10 meses atrás +1

      and so the titanic sunk

    • sne3zy bo1
      sne3zy bo1 Anos atrás +1

      I laughed so hard that both of my eardrums ruptured XD

    • LemurMan
      LemurMan Anos atrás +1

      What if flex tape actually could be used if there were enough layers

  • Kim Jong Bing Bong Ting Tong

    At Raleigh it is known as HMS Havoc - for fairly obvious reasons. They used to start this exercise by shouting 'enemy aircraft' then throwing in a couple of thunderflashes (REALLY loud fireworks) which deafened you in a small metal compartment, then turn the lights off for about 15 seconds for maximum confusion. Zero chance of fixing all the leaks - you just need to restrict it to the point that the pumps can cope

  • Lord of Nothing
    Lord of Nothing Anos atrás

    what an awesome job to have.
    congratulations :)

  • MrSlumberdog
    MrSlumberdog Anos atrás

    A lead engineer I used to know always said "it's not a bodge if it works". Never heard sounder advice 😂

  • Blue13rain
    Blue13rain 23 dias atrás

    this brings one big question. What happens when there is a cannon hole in your pirate ship?

  • iivin
    iivin Anos atrás

    I didn't know what they used to stop up holes in navy ships but I didn't think it was blocks of wood.

  • Alec van
    Alec van 9 meses atrás

    your videos really are great Toom, thank you :)