Hands to Action Stations Main Broadcast Alarm
The main broadcast alarm in the Royal Navy is activated to signal the commencement of action stations or imminent threat to the ship, accompanied by the message, “Hands to Action Stations, Hands to Action Stations, Assume NBCD State 1 Condition Zulu.” When this alarm is sounded, it signifies that all personnel are required to proceed to their assigned action stations and that all watertight doors must be securely closed. NBCD State 1 Condition Zulu denotes the second highest state of readiness. However, if the announcement were to include “Assume NBCD State 1 Condition Zulu Alpha,” it would indicate an even higher level of preparedness, as the inclusion of “Alpha” suggests the possibility of a chemical attack, necessitating additional precautions such as creating a Citadel. This entails controlling ventilation to pass through filters and increasing the ship’s internal pressure.
Hands to Action Stations Alarm
For those who have served in the Royal Navy, will know that the sound of the Main Broadcast Alarm means that there is a real problem or a need to protect the ship from some sort of threat.
Free Hands to Action Stations Sound Effect Ringtone
This is also available as a Free Sound Effect Ringtone (Click on the link for further information)
*Ringtone* – This sound is available as a ringtone: http://bit.ly/MTVRingtones
Other Royal Navy Sounds
If you are looking for other RN sounds, then you may enjoy these other Royal Navy Sound Effects.
Free Sound Clips
I have a selection of Royalty Free Sound Clips, please feel free to use them as you want, maybe just give this site of the YouTube channel a mention.
Hands to Action Stations Alarm Video
I think that anyone watching this video will find it extremely annoying sound effect! I can not imagine that this mechanical sound effect could be in anyway relaxing. For some old salts, this may make the hairs on the back of their neck come to attention.
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List of Royal Navy Ships During the Falklands War
Here is a list of UK ships and Royal Navy Ships from the Falklands war.
HMS Leeds Castle
HMS Dumbarton Castle
RFA Sir Bedevere
RFA Sir Galahad
RFA Sir Geraint
RFA Sir Lancelot
RFA Sir Percival
RFA Sir Tristram
RFA Fort Austin
MV Fort Toronto
RFA Blue Rover
RFA Fort Grange
MV Contender Bezant
DSV Stena Seaspread
HMS Tiger Bay (captured Islas Malvinas)
There are a couple of names in the above list that I do not recognise as having been in the Falklands War, maybe leave a comment if you see an error?
Royal Navy Sound Effects here.
Royal Navy Pipes and Broadcasts
I am slowly putting together a list of pipes and broadcasts that may bring back memories to some people. All main broadcast pipes will be prefixed RN, to make it easier for you to find them all, you can find them here: Copyright Free Sound Clips