US Navy picks submarines to carry first women

The US Navy earlier this year lifted a ban on women serving aboard subs.

Updated: Oct 22, 2010, 13:24 PM IST

Washington: The US Navy has chosen the first submarines that will carry women among the crew Bangor, Wash.

The Navy announced earlier this year that it was lifting the ban on women serving aboard subs, the last warships with all-male crews.

Twenty-four women were chosen for training this summer and are expected to join their ships by the end of next year. They will serve in teams of three or four, all sharing a stateroom.
The lone bathroom for officers will bear a reversible sign - letting men know it`s in use by women and vice versa.

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