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STANDARD ORGANIZATION BOOK for (2100-Ton Destroyers)
September, 1943
Issued By COMMANDER DESTROYERS, ATLANTIC FLEET

Refer to A3/FF13-6
Serial 5059
UNITED STATES FLEET
DESTROYERS, ATLANTIC FLEET
RESTRICTED   Care of Fleet Post Office,
New York, N. Y.,
September 1, 1943.

 
From : Commander Destroyers, U S. Atlantic Fleet.
To : All Commanding Officers and Prospective Commanding Officers of 2100-Ton Destroyers.

Subject: Standard Organization for 2100 ton Destroyers.

1. Standard Organization for 2100 ton Destroyers is issued herewith, and is effective upon receipt.

2. This book is a revision of the Destroyers Atlantic Fleet Standard Organization Book for 1500 - 1630 Ton Destroyers issued March, 1943. Its use is mandatory for new construction destroyers upon commissioning. Operating destroyers will revise their bills to include the general principles laid down in this organization.

3. The subject Organization has been referred to Commander Destroyers, Pacific Fleet and is concurred in by him. Changes recommended by Commander Destroyers, Pacific Fleet have been incorporated.

M. L. DEYO.


STANDARD ORGANIZATION FOR 2100 TON DESTROYERS

INDEX

CHAPTER I BATTLE ORGANIZATION AND READINESS
  Section A - Conditions I and II M (war Cruising) I-A-1
  Section B - Strip Ship Bill I-B-1
  Section C - Gas Defense Bill I-C-1
CHAPTER II ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION
  Section A - Officer and Enlisted Assignments II-A-1
  Section B - Watch Bill II-B-1
    1. In Port
    2. At Sea
  Section C - Messing Bill II-C-1
  Section D - Berthing and Air Bedding Bill II-D-1
  Section E - Cleaning and Maintenance Bill II-E-1
  Section F - Quarters Bill II-F-1
    1. Fair Weather Parade
    2. Foul Weather Parade
  Section G - Underway, Anchoring and Mooring Bill II-G-1
  Section H - Fueling Bill II-H-1
    1. In Port
    2. At Sea
CHAPTER III EMERGENCY BILLS
  Section A - General III-A-1
  Section B - Fire Bill III-B-1
  Section C - Collision Bill III-C-1
  Section D - Abandon Ship Bill III-D-1
  Section E - Man Overboard Bill III-E-1
CHAPTER IV MISCELLANEOUS BILLS
  Section A - Steering Bill IV-A-1
  Section B - Towing Bill IV-B-1
  Section C - Plane Guard Bill IV-C-1
  Section D - Armed Boat Bill IV-D-1
  Section E - Landing Force Bill IV-E-1
  Section F - Visit and Search Bill IV-F-1
  Section G - Fire and Rescue Bill IV-G-1
  Section H - Boarding and Salvage Bill IV-H-1
  Section I - Jettison Bill IV-I-1
  Section J - Scuttle Ship Bill IV-J-1
  Section K - Prisoners of War Bill IV-K-1
  Section L - Depth Charge Attack Bill IV-L-1
  Section M - Rescue Survivors Bill IV-M-1
CHAPTER V GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
  Section A - Routines, Daily and Weekly V-A-1
    1. In Port
    2. At Sea
    3. Weekly
  Section B - Leave and Liberty V-B-1
  Section C - Cleaning and Painting Instructions V-C-1
  Section D - Tests, Inspections & Safety Precautions V-D-1
  Section E - Routine Functions and Ceremonies V-E-1
  Section F - Miscellaneous V-F-1
  Section G - General Police Reg. & Ship's Orders V-G-1
 

BATTLE ORGANIZATION

Chapter I

Section A - Conditions I and II or III

I-A-1

The Battle Bill is based on current instructions and war experience. It provides for the following:-

1. Condition I or General Quarters. For Condition I every officer and man on the ship is assigned a battle station. The ship and damage control stations, engineering plant and the armament are fully manned.

2. Condition II or III or War Cruising. For Condition II or III provisions are made for the following:-

(a) Ship control stations fully manned.
(b) All lookout stations fully manned.
(c) All detection apparatus manned.
(d) Water-tight Integrity Watch posted.
(e) Engineering installation operating with split plant on one half boiler power.
(f) One half the armament manned with sufficient personnel to permit opening fire immediately in case of sudden encounter with enemy submarines, surface or aircraft.
(g) Sufficient men not assigned watches to permit preparation and serving of meals and caring for the sick.
(h) Setting Condition I without any man being required to shift stations. To accomplish this it is necessary that certain officers and men be assigned alternate battle stations but the number must be kept to an absolute minimum to eliminate confusion.
I-A-2

Assignments are for the ultimate armament of 2100 ton destroyers.

I-A-3

Officers Stations. The functions listed in the accompanying table are those which normally should be carried out by an officer.

Some of these functions can be combined and centered in one officer. The assignment of officers to battle stations or functions and combinations thereof as listed will be made with due considerations to the individual qualifications and aptitude.

Whenever functions are combined the primary station number shall be entered opposite the secondary functions to show such combination.

 
I-A-1

(NOTE: Each ship will eventually have a Disbursing Officer).

Column two of the table shows type assignment for eleven line officers plus one medical officer.

STATION and DUTIES TYPE Assignment Twelve
Officers
Thirteen
Officers
1. Command; Target Designation-Bridge Captain  
2. Combat Inp. Center or Secondary Ship Control - Sec. Con. Executive Officer  
3. Main propulsion-Fwd. Eng. Room Engineer Officer  
4. In-Charge Fire Rooms-No. 2 Fire Room *Assistant Eng. Off.  
5. Damage Control-Repair I 1st Lieutenant  
6. Main Battery Control-5" Director Gunnery Officer  
7. Plotting Room Officer-Plotting Room Ass't. Gun. Officer  
8. Spot I-5" Director Officer or Enlisted  
9. Illumination Control-5" Director Ass't. Gun. Officer  
10. Machine Gun Control-Sec. Con. Sec. Cont. Officer  
11. Torpedo Control-or Chemical Rec. Torpedo Officer  
12. Sound and Depth Charge Control - C.I.C. - Chart House Sound Officer  
13. Battle Lookouts - Bridge 11  
14. Communication Control - Bridge Communication Off.  
15. Coding Room 14  
16. Battle Dressing - Repair I Medical Officer  

* After Engine Room for Split Plant Operation.

I-A-4
Stations of the crew. The Battle Bill is made up to indicate:-
(a) The necessary functional operations to operate simultaneously at maximum efficiency the ship and all its appurtenances.
(b) The stations required to be manned for war cruising.
(c) An indicated method of manning stations for war cruising so that:-

(1) No officer or man is required to stand more than a watch in three.
(2) Sufficient men are relieved of all watches to permit preparation of meals and caring for the health of the crew.
(3) Condition I can be assumed with a minimum of time and confusion and without any man having to shift stations.

I-A-5
The columns of the bill are as follows:
Column I (station). Lists the stations and the individual functions required at these

 
I-A-2

stations. It indicates the total number of functions required to be performed at these stations simultaneously.

Column 2 (Name). Indicates name of man assigned station at General Quarters. To be filled in by individual ships.

Column 3 (Rate). Indicates the type of rating required by the function listed in Column 1. Where no technical knowledge is required the necessity for a man is indicated by the entry of the numeral 1.

Column 4 (Division) to be filled in by individual ships.

Columns 5, 6 and 7 (Condition II or III (War Cruising)) indicates stations required to be manned for each watch in war cruising condition. Letter and numeral in these columns indicates general quarters station of man who normally should man station for each watch. The numeral 1 indicates that the station is required to be manned for war cruising condition but the specific assignment is left to individual ships. Space is available in each column for entry of men's names.

 
I-A-3

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
Ship Control              
(a) Bridge              
Commanding Captain          
Communications Communication Officer            
J.O.O.D. Sound Officer           Radar & Sound, or Chem. Recorder.
1. Ass't. Nav.   CQM         Tracking Station
2. Quartermaster   SM   1 1 1  
3. Helmsman   1   1 1 1  
4. Signals   SM   a-4 a-5 a-2  
5. Signals   SM          
               
               
8. Talker   CY          
9. Talker   RDM         At Gen. Quarters Alter. with a-15
10. Messenger   RDM   1 1 1 At Gen. Quarters Alter. with a-16
11. Bridge Radio   RM          
12. RDF Operator   a-11          
 
I-A-4

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
(b) Secondary Control              
Sec. Control Officer              
1 Helmsman   QM          
               
(c) CIC STATION              
1. Evaluator Officer            
2. Ass't. to Eval (CIC Watch Officer)     1 1 1 Other Officer
3. Surface Plotter   1          
4. Surface Plot Recorder   1          
5. Air Plotter   1          
6. Air-Plot Recorder   1          
7. Air Search Radar   1   1 1 1  
8. Air Search Radar   1          
9. Surface Search Radar   1   1 1 1  
10. Surface Search Radar   1          
11. Sound Operator   1   1 1 1  
12. JW Talker   1   1 1 1  
13. JA Talker   1          
14. TBS Recorder Talker   1          
 
I-A-5

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
15. RBH-TBL Recorder Talker   1          
16. Plotter (Not for General Operator)       1 1 1  
17. Radar Transmitters   RDM          
               
(d) Radio Central              
1. In Charge   CRM          
2. Operator   RM   d-2 a-11 e-1  
3. Operator   RM   d-3 1 1  
4. Messenger   RT          
               
(e) Emergency Radio              
1. Operator   RM          
               
(f) Steering Gear Room              
1. Helmsman and Repair   EM   1 1 1  
2 Repair   MM          
               
(g) I.C. Room              
1. Control Board and Gyro   EM   g-1 h-4 j-2  
 
I-A-6

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
               
(h) REPAIR ONES              
               
1. In Charge   CBM          
2.FC Repair   FC          
3. Radar and Radio Repair   RT          
4. Electrical Repair   EM          
5. W. T. Integrity   SF   h-5 1 j-3  
6. F. O. Soundings   WT          
7. Eng. Repair   MM          
8. Eng. Repair   MM          
10. Battle Dressing Medical Officer            
11. Battle Dressing   PhM 3c          
              Mess Cook
              Mess Cook
14. Talker   1         Mess Cook
               
(i) REPAIR TWO              
1. In Charge   CMM          
 
I-A-7

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
2. Oil King   WT          
3. Electrical Repair   CEM          
4. Boiler Repair   Bmkr.          
5. Eng. Repair   MM          
6. Eng. Repair   MM          
7. Eng. Repair   MM          
              Mess Cook
              Mess Cook
10. Talker   1         Mess Cook
               
(j) REPAIR THREE              
1 In Charge   MM          
2. Electrical Repair   EM         36" Searchlight at Night
3. Repair   CM          
4 Repair   Msmth          
5. Eng. Repair   MM          
6. Eng. Repair   MM          
               
8. F.O. Soundings   F          
 
I-A-8

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
9. Radio Repair   RT          
10. After Battle Dressing   CPhm          
              Mess Cook
              Mess Cook
13. Talker   1         Mess Cook
               
(k) Forward Engineroom              
ENGINEER Engineer Officer    Engineer Officer Assistant Engineer Officer Assistant Engineer Officer  
1. In Charge   CMM   CMM CMM CMM  
2. Assistant In Charge   MM   MM MM MM  
3. Throttleman   MM   MM MM MM  
4. Lower Level   MM          
5. Pumps-Lower Level   MM   MM MM MM  
6. Forward Main Board   EM   EM EM EM  
7. Evaporators   F   F F F  
8. Talker   F          
9. Talker   F          
10. Messenger   F   F F F  
 
I-A-9

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
(1) After Engineroom              
1. In Charge   CMM   MM MM MM  
2. Throttleman   MM   MM MM MM  
3. Upper Level   MM          
4. Lower Level   MM          
5. Pumps Lower Level   MM   MM MM MM  
6. After Main Board   EM   EM EM EM  
7. Talker   F          
8. Talker   F          
9. Messenger   F   F F F  
               
(m) Forward Fireroom              
Supervision   CWT          
1. In Charge   WT   WT WT WT  
2. Blower Control   WT   F F F  
3. Feed Check   F   F F F  
4. Feed Check   F          
5. Burners   F   F F F  
6. Burners   F   F F F  
 
I-A-10

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
7. Burners   F          
8. Burners   F          
9. Talker   F          
10. Messenger              
               
(n) After Fire-room              
Supervision Ass't. Engineer            
1. In Charge   WT   WT WT WT  
2. Blower Control   WT   F F F  
3. Feed Checks   F   F F F  
4. Feed Checks   F          
5. Burners   F   F F F  
6. Burners   F   F F F  
7. Burners   F          
8. Burners   F          
9. Talker   F          
10. Messenger              
               
FIRE CONTROL              
 
I-A-11

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
(o) 5" Director              
Control Officer Gunnery Officer   Assistant Gunnery Assistant Officer Gunnery Officer Assistant Gunnery Officer  
1. RF Operator and Spotter   FC   o-1 o-5 o-6  
2. Radar Operator   RDM   o-1 o-5 o-6  
3. Pointer   1   o-3 o-7 o-9  
4. Trainer   1   o-4 o-8 p-5  
5. Ass't. RF Opr. & Spotter   FC          
6. Fire Control Repair   FC         Barbette
7. Talker   1          
8. Talker   1          
9. Talker   1          
               
               
(p) Plotting Room              
Plotting Room Officer              
1. Range Rate   CFC   p-1 p-2 p-3  
2. Bearing Rate   FC          
3. Elevation Rate   FC          
4. Leveler   FC          
 
I-A-12

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
5. Cross Leveler   1          
6. F. C. Switchboard   FC   p-4 p-6 h-2  
               
MAIN BATTERY              
(q) Gun ONE              
1. Gun Captain   BM   q-1      
2. Pointer   1   q-2      
3. Trainer   1   q-3      
4. Sight Setter   1   q-3      
5. Fuze Setter   1   q-2      
6. Rammerman & Shell Loader   1   q-6      
7. Powder Loader   1   q-7      
8. Gun Operator Gun Repair   GM   q-7      
9. Hot Shellman   1   q-7      
Upper Handling Room              
10. In Charge   SC          
11. Hoist Operator   1   q-11      
12. Powder Scuttleman   1   q-12      
13. Passer   1   q-13      
 
I-A-13

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
14. Passer   1          
15. Passer              
16. Passer              
17. Fuze Cap Remover   1          
Lower Handling Room              
18. Tank Top Remover   1          
19. In Charge Hoist Operator   1          
20. Passer   1          
21. Passer   1          
22. Magazine Passer   1          
23. Passer              
(r) GUN TWO              
1. Gun Captain   BM     r-1 r-8  
2. Pointer   1     r-2 r-4  
3. Trainer   1     r-3 r-5  
4. Sight Setter   1     r-3 r-5  
5. Fuze Setter   1     r-2 r-4  
6. Rammerman & Shell Loader   1     r-6 r-9  
7. Powder Loader   1     r-7 r-10  
 
I-A-14

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
8. Spade Operator Gun Repair   GM     r-7 r-10  
9. Hot Shellman   1     r-7 r-10  
Upper Handling Room              
10. In Charge   1          
11. Hoist Operator   1     r-11 r-14  
12. Powder Scuttleman   1     r-12 r-17  
13. Passer   1     r-13 r-18  
14. Passer   1          
15. Passer              
16. Passer              
17. Tank Top Remover   1          
18. Fuze Cap Remover   1          
Lower Handling Room              
19. In Charge Hoist Operator   1          
20. Passer   1          
21. Passer   1          
22. Passer   1          
23. Passer              
 
I-A-15

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
(s) GUN THREE              
1. Gun Captain   BM          
2. Pointer   1          
3. Trainer   1          
4. Sightsetter   1          
5. Fuzesetter   1          
6. Rammerman & Shell Loader   1          
7 Powder-Loader   1          
8. Spade Oper. Gun Repair   GM          
9. Hot Shellman   1          
Upper Handling Room              
10. In Charge   1          
11. Hoist Operator   1          
12. Powder Scuttle Man   1          
13. Passer   1          
14. Passer   1          
15. Passer              
16. Passer              
17. Fuze Cap Remover   1          
18. Tank Top Remover   1          
 
I-A-16

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
Lower Handling Room              
19. In Charge   SC          
20. Passer   1          
21. Passer   1          
22. Passer   1          
23. Passer              
               
(t) GUN FOUR              
1. Gun Captain   COX   t-1   t-8  
2. Pointer   1   t-2   t-4  
3. Trainer   1   t-3   t-5  
4. Sightsetter   1   t-3   t-5  
5. Fuzesetter   1   t-2   t-4  
6. Rammerman & Shell Loader   1   t-6   t-9  
7. Powder Loader   1   t-7   t-10  
8. Spade Operator Gun Repair   GM   t-7   t-10  
9. Hot Shellman   1   t-7   t-10  
Upper Handling Room              
 
I-A-17

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
10. In Charge   1          
11. Hoist Operator   1   t-11   t-14  
12. Powder Scuttleman   1   t-12   t-17  
13. Passer   1   t-13   t-18  
14. Passer              
15. Passer              
16. Passer              
17. Fuze Cap Remover   1          
18. Tank Top Remover   1          
Lower Handling Room              
19. In Charge   1          
20. Passer   1          
21. Passer   1          
22. Passer   1          
23. Passer              
(u) GUN FIVE              
1. Gun Captain   COX   u-1      
2. Pointer   1   u-2      
3. Trainer   1   u-3      
 
I-A-18

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
4. Sightsetter   1     u-3    
5. Fuzesetter   1     u-2    
6. Rammerman & Shell Loader   1     u-6    
7. Powder Loader   1     u-7    
8. Spade Operator Gun Repair   GM     u-7    
9. Hot Shellman   1     u-7    
Upper Handling Room              
10. In Charge   1          
11. Hoist Operator   1     u-11    
12. Powder Scuttleman   1     u-12    
13. Passer   1          
14. Passer   1          
15. Passer              
16. Passer              
17. Fuze Cap Remover   1          
18. Tank Top Remover   1          
Lower Handling Room              
19. In Charge   1          
20. Passer   1          
 
I-A-19

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
21. Passer   1          
22. Passer   1          
23. Passer              
(v) 36" SEARCHLIGHT              
1. In Charge   1   1 1 1 Night Only
2. Pointer No. 1 or 2   1   1 1 1 Night Only
3. Trainer No. 1 or 2   1         Night Only
4. Pointer No. 2   1         Night Only
5. Trainer No.   1         Night Only
6. Operator   1   1 1 1  
(w) MACH. GUN CONTROL              
Control Officer Sec. Con. Officer            
1. Talker   1          
               
(x) 40 MM BATTERY              
1. In Charge   GM          
(y) DIRECTOR No. 1              
1. Operator   1         *See Note
2. Range Setter   1          
 
I-A-20

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
No. 1 MOUNT              
3. Mount Captain   GM         *See Note
4. Pointer   1          
5. Trainer   1          
6. Loader   1          
7. Loader   1          
8. Passer   1          
9. Passer   1          
10. Clipper   1          
11. Clipper   1          
               
(z) DIRECTOR No.2              
1. Operator   1          
2. Range Setter   1          
No. 2 MOUNT              
3. Mount Captain   GM          
4. Pointer   1          
5. Trainer   1          
6. Loader   1          
 
I-A-21

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
7. Loader   1          
8. Passer   1          
9. Passer   1          
10. Clipper   1          
11. Clipper   1          
(aa)DIRECTOR No. 3              
1. Operator   1   y-1 z-1 aa-1  
2. Range Setter   1   7-2 z-2 aa-2  
No.3 MOUNT              
3. Mount Captain   GM   y-3 z-3 aa-3  
4. Pointer   1   y-4 z-4 aa-4  
5. Trainer   1 y-5 z-5 aa-5    
6. Loader   1 y-6 z-6 aa-6    
7. Loader   1 y-7 z-7 aa-7    
8. Passer   1 y8 z8 aa 8    
9. Passer   1 y-9 z-9 aa9    
10. Clipper   1 y-10 z-10 aa-10    
11. Clipper   1 y-1I z-11 aa-11    
20 MM BATTERY              
 
I-A-22

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
(bb) Group ONE              
1. In Charge   GM          
2. Gunner Gun   1   bb-2 bb-5 bb-8  
3. Ass't. Gunner Gun   1   bb-3 bb-6 bb-9  
4. Loader Gun 1   1          
5. Gunner Gun 2   1          
6. Asst. Gunner Gun 2   1          
7. Loader Gun 2   1          
8. Gunner Gun 3   1          
9. Ass't. Gunner Gun 3   1          
10. Loader Gun 3   1          
(cc) GROUP TWO              
1. In Charge   GM          
2. Gunner Gun 4   1   cc-2 cc-3 cc-5  
3. Ass't. Gunner Gun 4   1   cc-4 cc-7 cc-6  
4. Loader Gun 4   1          
5. Gunner Gun 6   1          
6. Ass't. Gunner Gun 6   1          
7. Loader Gun 6   1          
 
I-A-23

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
               
(dd) GROUP THREE              
1. In Charge   GM          
2. Gunner Gun 5   1   dd-2 dd-3 dd-5  
3. Ass't. Gunner Gun 5   1   dd-4 dd-7 dd-6  
4. Loader Gun 5   1          
5. Gunner Gun 7   1          
6. Ass't. Gunner Gun 7   1          
7. Loader Gun   1          
(ee) GROUP FOUR              
1. In Charge   GM          
2. Gunner Gun 8   1          
3. Ass't. Gunner Gun 8   1          
4. Loader Gun 8   1          
5. Gunner Gun 9   1          
6. Ass't. Gunner Gun 9   1          
7. Loader Gun 9   1          
8. Gunner Gun 10   1   ee-2 ee-5 ee-8  
9. Ass't. Gunner Gun 10   1   ee-3 ee-6 ee-9  
 
I-A-24

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
10. Loader Gun 10   1          
TORPEDO BATTERY              
(ff) TORPEDO CONTROL Torpedo Officer            
1. Director Operator   CTM          
2. Director Trainer   TM          
(gg) TORPEDO TUBE No. 1              
1. Tube Captain   TM          
2. Tube Trainer   TM          
3. Gyro Angle Setter   TM          
(hh) TORPEDO TUBE No 2              
1. Tube Captain   TM          
2. Tube Trainer   TM   hh-1 hh-2 hh-3  
3. Gyro Angle Setter   TM   1 1 1  
(ii) DEPTH CHARGE CONTROL Sound Officer            
1. Bridge Release Operator   TM   ff-2 ii-i kk-1  
               
(ii) DEPTH CHARGE PROJECTORS              
1. Starboard   1   1 1 1 Assisted by After Repair Party
 
I-A-25

        Condition II or III  
STATION NAME RATE DIV. W-I W-II W-III Notes
2. Port   1   1 1 1 Assisted by After Repair Party
(kk) DEPTH CHARGE RACKS and S GUN              
1. Port and Starboard   TM   1 1 1  
(II) BATTLE LOOKOUTS              
1. In Charge   CPO   1 1 1  
2. Horizon Forward   1   1 1 1  
3. Surface Forward   1   1 1 1  
4. Surface Forward   1   1 1 1  
5. Sky Forward   1   1 1 1  
6. Sky-Forward   1   1 1 1  
7. Surface Aft   1   1 1 1  
8. Surface Aft   1   1 1 1  
9. Sky Aft   1   1 1 1  
10. Sky Aft   1   1 1 1  
 
I-A-26

NOTES

1. The Chief Gunner's Mate: General ordnance repair in charge of ammunition supply, magazine security, battery officer aft until required elsewhere.

2. Billets in the shell and powder supply at guns will be filled to the limit available and supplemented as practicable from other stations.

3. All hands will be instructed in first aid.

4. All stations assist as battle lookouts and gas sentries so far as primary duties permit and as directed specifically by control stations for the existing circumstances.

5. Repair parties will assist in reloading depth charge projectors and in supply of ammunition to automatic weapons as circumstances permit.

6. Lookouts shall be rotated with men on nearby stations as often as necessary to prevent loss of efficiency from eye strain and exposure. Continuous watches should not be stood by lookouts for periods greater than one (1) hour under any conditions.

7. Additional automatic weapons, if installed, should be manned by stations not normally engaged in anti-aircraft action (torpedomen, depth charge personnel, etc.).

 
I-A-27

SECTION B - STRIP SHIP BILL

I-B-1 The objectives of the Strip Ship Bill are:

(a) Elimination or reduction of fire hazards.
(b) Elimination or reduction of missile hazards.
(c) Maintenance of watertight integrity.
(d) Readiness to repair damage and to effect replacement of damaged parts.

I-B-2 To accomplish the above objectives the Strip Ship Bill is divided into three parts:

(a) Steps to be taken to eliminate or reduce fire hazards.
(b) Steps to be taken to eliminate or reduce missile hazards.
(c) Steps to be taken to assure the maintenance of watertight integrity and fighting efficiency.

I-B-3

PART (a)

ITEM DISPOSITION
1. Wooden articles, including the following: Excess racks for brooms and swabs, excess portable tables and benches, gratings, chests, lockers, sawhorses, step ladders, bulletin boards, boxes and cartons, lumber not suitable for shoring, wooden and wicker furniture, (except that necessary for crew's mess), cots in excess of five (5).
Land
2. Non-fireproof fabrics and paper including the following: Bulk canvas, hose covers, depth charge rack and smokescreen generator covers, side curtains, below deck covers, decorating flags and dressing lines, curtains, rugs, chair and transom covers, officers dress uniforms and accoutrements, civilian clothes, trunks and unnecessary personal effects, old and surplus charts, files (not required for current administration), correspondence over one year old, awnings, canvas ladder screens, upholstered lounge chairs. (except standard navy issue), paper and office supplies in excess of three (3) months supply.
Land

Note: 1. Fire control and topside instrument covers to be retained.

2. All canvas retained aboard shall be treated with flame resistant compound.

3. Fiber glass curtains and covers may be retained.

4. Kapok life jackets shall be treated with flame resistant compound.

3. Inflammable fluids and acids including the following: gasoline, kerosene, alcohol, ordnance oils, cleaning and lighter fluids, paint, varnish, paint remover, furniture polish, boat lubricating oils, oil and grease.
Land

Note: 1. The following may be retained and stowed in the paint and inflammable liquids storeroom (paint locker) and issued in small quantities: one (1) five gallon tin of gasoline, (2) five gallon tins of kerosene, four (4) five gallon tins of torpedo alcohol, two (2) five

 
I-B-1

PART (a), (Continued)

ITEM DISPOSITION
3. Inflammable fluids and acids, (Cont'd.) gallon tins of hot running oil for torpedoes, five (5) five gallon tins of hydraulic oil (Univis 54), one (1) five gallon tin of symbol 2110 or 2135 oil, three (3) five gallon tins of boat lubricating oil, three (3) months supply of oil and grease used in operation and overhaul of machinery, inflammable medical liquids.
4. Inflammable foods, oils, matches and medical supplies. Stow in compartments below the waterline and issue in small quantities.
5. Paintwork. The key idea is the reduction of fire hazards resulting from paint. Comply explicitly with current instructions.
6. Linoleum. Remove
7. Impregnated bedding bags: Provide for all bedding including officers.
8. Equipment, including wooden brows, gangways and fittings, boat booms with ladders and rigging gear, towing spars including line and reel.
Land

Notes: 1. Retain one (1) brow used for catwalk.
2. Retain one (1) boat boom with ladders and rigging. (Not approved for DesPac.).
3. Retain two (2) stages and two (2) boatswains chairs.

Part (b)

1. Decorative equipment including the following: Pictures, athletic trophies with cabinets, decorative silver and plaques.
Land
2. Articles which are useful in time of peace but which do not contribute to the fighting efficiency, including the following: glass or other
Land

Notes: 1. Retain one (1) electric shore cable and reel.

 
I-B-2

PART (b), (Continued)
ITEM DISPOSITION
2. Articles which are useful (continued) breakable doors and panels, glass in metal bulletin boards, surveyed material, titles B and C stores in excess of allowance, awning fittings, deck life jacket lockers, torpedo exercise heads, cameras (except official), airscoops and air port screens, excess reels for mooring lines and wire cables, electric shore cables and reels, surplus whips, blocks, tackles, fenders and pendants, bow numeral lights, joiner doors to officers rooms and in passages where watertight or gas-tight doors are provided, sounding machine and booms (for ships equipped with fathometer), wardroom and division commanders bookcases (except built-in types), buckets, metal ladder screens, garbage racks and chutes, oil burning running lights, kerosene lanterns and Wow torches (except for damage control), leadsman's chain, excess flasks of compressed gases. 2. Retain one (1) bucket for each ten men plus six (6) stowed in each repair locker.

3. Reduce supply of compressed gasses to absolute minimum and land all surplus and empty flasks.

3. Semi-fixed equipment, including wrenches for doors, ports, hatches and deck pads, spanners, battle lanterns, electric heaters, chain falls. Stow or lash in place.

PART (c)

ITEM DISPOSITION
1. Deadlights on fireroom hatches. Replace with metal.
2. Shores, wedges, leak stoppers and plugs. Provide in each living compartment and engineering space below the main deck.
3. Flashlights. Issue to personnel and stow spares in clips throughout the ship.
4. Chemicals for decontamination. Provide and stow.
 
I-B-3

PART (c) (Continued)

ITEM DISPOSITION
5. Gas masks Stow in sealed containers. Issue when directed by task group commander or senior destroyer officer present.
6. Protective clothing. Impregnate and issue or stow in vicinity of battle stations.
7. Dry and canned provisions Maintain small supply in area distant from regular storerooms.
 
I-B-4

SECTION C - GAS DEFENSE

I-C-1. The object of the gas defense bill is to organize the ship's company to provide an adequate defense and protection against chemical warfare attacks.

Such an organization requires the early detection of presence of poison gas; the dissemination of this knowledge to all hands; the complete and rapid functioning of protective devices without disrupting the fighting efficiency of the ship; the determination of the kind of gas used in the attack; cleaning the ship; and treatment of casualties.

I-C-2. An officer shall be designated as Gas Defense Officer and will be responsible for the training of the crew, holding of drills, care of equipment, and details of the gas defense organization. He shall, by carefully studying the subject, be fully acquainted with the equipment and methods used. It is important that lie he able to distinguish between contaminations. In ease a graduate of the Chemical Warfare School is on hoard, he shall be detailed as Gas Defense Officer.

I-C-3. The signal of gas attack shall be the sounding of the chemical alarm and the word being passed over the announcer system.

I-C-4. On destroyers, defense against gas attacks is based on the utilization of the individual protection method (gas masks and gas protective clothing), and the taking of the necessary preventative measures to obviate contamination.

Defensive steps to be taken against contamination by gas attack include:

(1) Prevention of the adherence of the chemical to the ship's structure.

(2) Prevention or restriction of gas diffusion throughout the ship by maintaining strictly Condition Afirm.

(3) Prevention of the delivery of the gas attack by shooting down planes, or maneuvering.

I-C-5. The clean-up squad is organized from the repair party and should consist of at least four men. All men in the repair party must receive special instruction in gas defense and clean-up material and methods. When circumstances indicate the advisability of same or when directed by competent authority, gas masks will be issued to every member of the ship's company. All men will be trained in the proper use of gas masks at frequent intervals. The Gas Defense Officer should endeavor to make the training and instruction of the gas sentries, clean-up squads, and remainder of the crew progressive. Protective clothing will be issued in accordance with directives contained in Strip Ship Bill.
 
I-C-1

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