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Lifeboat Equipment
LIFE SORTS CONSTRUCTED AFTER 1 JAN 1943 TO BE EQUIPPED WITH APPROVED SEMI- ROTARY OR EQUALLY SUITABLE PUMP PERMANENTLY INSTALLED WELL DOWN IN THE CENTER LINE OF THE BOAT AND FITTED WITH A FLEXIBLE DISCHARGE. HOSE AT LEAST 6' LONG

NOTE: LIFEBOATS CONSTRUCTED PRIOR TO I JAN. 1943 TO BE PROVIDED WITH SEMI-ROTARY BILGE PUMP OR GOOD QUALITY BARREL TYPE PUMP, BARREL TO BE AT LEAST 2' IN DIA. WITH DISCHARGE HOSE NOT LESS THAN 1 1/2' DIA. AND 6' LONG


EQUIPMENT REQUIRED IN LIFEBOATS
OCEAN AND COASTWISE SERVICE

PARTS 59 AND 60 SUBCHAPTER G, AND 153 OF SUBCHAPTER 0, TITLE 46 CER IN EFFECT I DEC. '42
NO.  ITEM OF EQUIPMENTSTOWAGE*REMARKS KS
1 FRESH WATER TANKS+SEE NOTE +10 QTS OF WATER PER PERSON
2. HATCHETS, SINGLE EDGE +ONE IN EACH END+ATTACHED BY LANYARD
3 BILGE PUMP+WELL DOWN IN CENTERLINE+SEE NOTE
4 CHARTS -AS  REQD +SIDE BENCH+WATERTIGHT METAL CASE
5 WOOLEN BLANKETS+UNDER THWART +6 IN WATERPROOF COVERS
6 MASSAGE OIL, ONE GAL +' '+SUITABLE MASSAGE FEET-LEGS
7 FIRST AID KIT, UNIT TYPE+ LOCKER UNDER THWART+ WATER TIGHT METAL CASE
8 DRINKING CUPS, 3 REQD.+' ' '+2 MARKED IN 1/2 OZ SECTIONS
9 COMPASS, LIQUID TYPE+' ' '+AT LEAST 2' CARD
10 FLASHLIGHT BATTERIES, 3+' ' '+APPROVED TYPE, 3 CELL
11 MATCHES, FRICTION +' ' '+3 BOXES WATERTIGHT CASES
12 DITTY BAG+' ' '+PALM, NEEDLES, TWINE, MARLINE, SPIKE
13 BAILER , SUITABLE SIZE+' ' '+LANYARD ATTACHED
14 WOODEN- PLUGS, 25 REQD+' ' '+3' LONG, TAPERED 1/4 TO 3/4'-DIA,
15 FISHING KIT+' ' '+SEE REGULATIONS
16 PROVISIONS - AS REQD. +UNDER THWART +SEE NOTE.
17 SIGNAL PISTOL OUTFIT+UNDER MAST THWART+APPROVED TYPE.-W.T. CONTAINER
18 DISTRESS SIGNALS, 12+' ' '+APPROVED TYPE-W.T. CONTAINER
19 FLASHLIGHT, 3 CELLTYPE+' ' ' +APPROVED TYPE -W.T. CONTAINER
20 DAYTIME DISTRESS SIGNALS+' ' '+4 REPO, APPROVED TYPE
21 SIGNALING MIRRORS, 2+' ' '+METALLIC-20 SQ. IN SURFACE, MIN
22 SIGNAL FLAG 4-6 X.8'+' ' '+YELLOW OR BRIGHT ORANGE
23 BUCKET, 2 GAL. CAP+' ' '+ GALV IRON-LANYARD ATTACHED
24 LANTERN+UNDER THWART+CAPABLE BURNING 9 HRS
25 ILLUMINATING OIL, 1 GAL.+' ' '+IN METAL CONTAINER
26 LAMP WICKS , 7.+' ' '+IN WATERPROOF CONTAINER
27 STORM OIL, 1 GAL+' ' '+SUITABLE METALLIC CONTAINER
28 SEA ANCHOR+TOP AFTER SEAT+36' DIA  MOUTH, 5 LONG , #2-CANVAS
29 RUDDER+' ' '+1 STRAIGHT GRAINED OAK OR FIR
30 TILLER+' ' '+1 SUITABLE
31 OARS  ROWING AS REQ'D +SIDE SEATS, TOP+1 SINGLE BANKED COMP 2 SPARE.
32 OAR, STEERING , 1+' ' '+1 WITH ROWLOCK OR BUCKET
33 MAST AND SAIL TOP OF THWARTS NEAR CENTERLINE+1 SAIL, RED OR CHROME COLOR; PROTECTED BY SUITABLE CANVAS COVER. PROPER GEAR TO BE PROVIDED
34 TOP MAST+SIDE SEAT, TOP+1 ACCOMMODATE RADIO ANTENNA
35 CANVAS HOOD+' ' '+1 #8 YELLOW WATERPROOFED DUCK; EXTEND FROM BOW TO MAST OR APPROX. 1/3 LENGTH OF BOAT. EASY TO RIG
36 SIDE SPRAY CURTAINS+ ' ' '+2 #8 YELLOW WATERPROOFED DUCK, EXTEND FROM AFT END OF HOOD TO AFT THWART, MIN WIDTH OF 12'.
37 JIB SAIL +' ' '+2 RED OR CHROME COLOR
38  BOAT HOOKS 1 2. +' ' '+1 ASH, NOT LESS LONG AND 1 1/2' DIA.
39 LIFE PRESERVERS, 2+' ' '+1 APPROVED TYPE
40 PAINTER, SEA+ TOP FORWARD SEAT+ NOT LESS THAN 2 3/4' CIR; LENGTH NOT LESS THAN 3 TIMES DIST BETWEEN BOAT DK. AND LIGHT DRAFT SEE FIG.8
41 OAR LOCKS, AS REQD+ATTACHED AT ROWLOCK FITTINGS WITH SEPARATE CHAINS+ONE SET AND A HALF OF THOLE PINS OR ROWLOCKS.
42 PAINTER, ADDITIONAL+COILED ON F'WD END SEAT+ 15 FATHOMS NOT LESS THAN 2 3/4' CIR. ATTACHED TO STEM.
43 LIFE LINE +ATTACHED TO SIDES OF BOAT+ FESTOONED 3' BIGHTS -SEINE FLOATS
44. AUTOMATIC PLUGS+ATTACHED IN PLACE+2 CAPS ATTACHED BY CHAINS
45 LINE+COILED ON SIDE BENCH +30 FATHOMS 15 THREAD MANILA,
* FOR DETAILED REQUIREMENTS REFER TO APPLICABLE REGULATIONS.

PROVISIONS:

PROVISIONS TO BE STOWED IN AIRTIGHT CONTAINERS. THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS SHALL BE PROVIDED FOR EACH RERSON THE LIFEBOAT IS CERTIFICATED TO CARRY,

1. 14. OZ 'TYPE C BISCUIT; U.S ARMY SPEC A.
2. 14 OZ. PEMMICAN U.S NAVY AIRCRAFT EMERGENCY RATION
3. 14 OZ. OF CHOCOLATE TABLETS OR ADDITIONAL 14 OZ. OF 'TYPE C' BISCUIT (ITEM 1), WATERPROOF PACKAGE
4. 14 OZ MILK TABLETS IN WATERPROOF PACKAGE.
APPROVED EQUIVALENTS MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR EITHER OF ITEMS 2 AND 4 OR BOTH.

GENERAL NOTES,

1. OARS, BOAT HOOKS, MAST, SAIL LIFE PRESERVERS, RUDDER AND TILLER TO BE LIGHTLY LASHED TO FACILITATE THEIR IMMEDIATE USE.
2. HOOD, SIDE CURTAINS AND JIB SAIL MAY BE FOLDED FLAT OR ROLLED AND LIGHTLY LASHED. TO SIDE BENCH.

FRESH WATER TANKS

ALL LIFEBOATS:
CAPACITY 10 QTS PER PERSON ACCOMMODATED, BASED ON 1/10 THE CUBIC. VOLUME OF THE BOAT FOR EACH PERSON.

EXISTING LIFEBOATS:
CONVERTED AIR TANKS MAY BE USED TO STOW WATER PROVIDED TANKS USED ARE SYMMETRICALLY LOCATED ABOUT THE TRANSVERSE AND LONGITUDINAL CENTER LINES OF BOAT.

LIFEBOATS CONSTRUCTED AFTER 15 OCT 1942:
FOUR TANKS HAVING PREFERABLY EQUAL CAPACITIES LOCATED IN THE ENDS OF THE BOAT, UNDER SIDE SEATS OR THWARTS; SYMMETRICALLY LOCATED ABOUT THE TRANSVERSE AND LONGITUDINAL CENTER LINES OF THE BOAT. TANKS TO BE FITTED WITH A NIPPLE HAYING INSIDE DIA,. OF ABOUT 2.' ON TOP OF TANK, COVERED WITH CORROSIVE- RESISTANT SCREW CAP EASILY REMOVABLE BY HAND; ALSO A 5' DIA. OPENING COVERED WITH A WATERTIGHT COVER LOCATED IN THE UPPER PORTION OF THE TANK. A DRAIN PLUG TO BE FITTED IN BOTTOM OF EACH TANK IN ACCESSIBLE LOCATION WHEN TANK. IS IN PLACE. NO SPIGOTS OR COCKS ARE TO ME FITTED.

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