Section A - Officer and Enlisted Assignments

II-A-1. The assignment of administrative duties to officers will be based on the experience and capabilities of the officers, the Navy Regulations and such orders to officers as may be issued by the Bureau of Naval Personnel. In general the administrative duties will follow the duties under the battle organization.

II-A-2. When the number of officers on board is less than the necessary number of administrative assignments, these assignments will be combined to best meet the needs of the ship. The table in this section shows normal necessary administrative assignments of officers.

II-A-3. Additional officers will be assigned duties in such manner as to first relieve heads of departments of additional duties and in accordance with individual capabilities. They may be assigned as additional assistants to heads of departments, and as division J.O.'s.

II-A-4. Officer Assignments:

Detail Duties
Commanding Officer In Command - Morale.
Executive Officer Personnel - Training - Organization - Navigator.
Engineer Officer Administration and supervision of Eng. Dept. Machinery and Electrical Maintenance. "E" Division Officer. Watch in port.
First Lieutenant and Damage Control Officer Administration and supervision of the C & R Dept. Hull and equipage Maintenance. Damage Control. 1st Division Officer. Watch.
Communications Officer Rapid Communications. Ship's Secretary. Radio Material. Tactics. "C" Division Officer. Watch.
Ass't. Damage Control Off. Ass't. Damage Control. 2nd Division Officer. Watch.
Stores Officer Stores. Watch.
Commissary Officer Commissary Officer. "S" Division Officer. Watch.
Ass't Engineer Off. Ass't to Eng. Officer. "E Division, J. O. Watch in Port.
Torpedo Officer Torpedoes, Depth Charges and Smoke Generators. "O" Division J. O. Watch.
Ass't. Gunnery Officer Assistant to Gunnery Officer. "O" Division J. O.
Radar & Sound Officer Radar and Sound Material and Training. "C" Division J. O.
Medical Officer Administration and Training in Medical matters. Health, Sanitation.

It will normally be necessary to assign the collateral duties listed below. These duties will be assigned from time to time by special order to equalize the workload and to fit individual capabilities.

(1) Welfare
(2) Ship's Service
(3) Athletics
(4) Motion Pictures
  (5) Auditing Boards
(6) Inventory Boards
(7) Courts
(8) Censors
(9) Hull Boards

II-A-5. Enlisted Assignments:

(a) For administration the Ship's Company is divided as follows:


1st Division - Deck Division, C&R Department.
2nd Division - Deck Division, C&R Department.
"O" Division - Ordnance Division, Ordnance Department.
"E" Division - Engineers Division, Engineering Department.
"C" Division - Communication Division, Navigation Department.
"S" Division - Supply Division, Supply Department.


(1) The first (1) and Second (2) Divisions consist of the following ratings: Boatswain's mates, Coxswains, Seamen, Carpenter's Mate, Shipfitters and Deck Artificers' strikers.

(2) The Ordnance "O" Division of Gunner's Mates, Torpedomen, Fire Controlmen, Radarmen, and Ordnance Strikers.

(3) The Engineers "E" Division of Machinist's mates, Motor Machinist's mates, Water Tenders, Electricians mate., Firemen, Boilermakers and Metalsmiths.

(4) The Communication "C" Division of Radiomen, Radio Technicians, Quartermasters, Soundmen, Yeomen, Signalmen, Pharmacist's mates, and Radarmen strikers.

(5) The Supply "5" Division of Commissary Stewards, Ship's Cooks, Bakers, Storekeepers, Officers Steward, Officers Cook, Mess Attendants, and Supply Strikers

(c) The primary division of the Ship's Company in war is the SECTION. Each administrative division is therefore divided into three sections for watch standing, condition watches, messing and berthing. Each section shall be completely adequate to maneuver and fight the ship within the limitations of personnel available. Each section shall include adequate ratings and numbers to man all watch stations and all required stations in emergency drills.

II-A-6. Assignment of Complement to Divisions:

The Ship's Complement is assigned to divisions as indicated below.

Any increase or decrease in the allowed complement shall be prorated among the several divisions in a similar ratio:


Billet No. Rate* Billet No. Rate* Billet No. Rate*
1-101 1-201 1-301
1-102 1-202 1-302
1-103 1-203 1-303
1-104 1-204 1-304
1-105 1-205 1-305
1-106 1-206 1-306
1-107 1-207 1-307
1-108 1-208 1-308
1-109 1-209 1-309
1-110 1-210 1-310


Billet No. Rate* Billet No. Rate* Billet No. Rate*
2-101 2-201 2-301
2-102 2-202 2-302
2-103 2-203 2-303
2-104 2-204 2-304
2-105 2-205 2-305
2-106 2-206 2-306
2-107 2-207 2-307
2-108 2-208 2-308
2-109 2-209 2-309
2-110 2-210 2-310
2-111 2-211 2-311
2-112 2-212 2-312
2-113 2-213 2-313
2-114 2-214 2-314
2-115 2-215 2 315
2-116 2-216 2-316
2-117 2-217 2-317
2-118 2-218 2-318


Billet No. Rate* Billet No. Rate* Billet No. Rate*
C-101 C-201 C-301
C-102 C-202 C-302
C-103 C-203 C-303
C-104 C-204 C-304
C-105 C-205 C-305
C-106 C-206 C-306
C-107 C-207 C-307
C-108 C-208 C-308
C-109 C-209 C-309
C-110 C-210 C-310
C-311 C-211 C-311
C-112 C-212 C-312
C-113 C-213 C-313
C-114 C-214 C-314
C-115 C-215 C-315


Billet No. Rate* Billet No. Rate* Billet No. Rate*
S-101 S-201 S-301
S-102 S-202 S-302
S-103 S-203 S-303
S-104 S-204 S-304
S-105 S-205 S-305
S-106 S-206 S-306

*These items to be filled in to meet the individual requirements of the ship.



Billet No. Rate* Billet No. Rate* Billet No. Rate*
E-101 E-201 E-301
E-102 E-202 E-302
E-103 E-203 E-303
E-104 E-204 E-304
E-105 E-205 E-305
E-106 E-206 E-306
E-107 E-207 E-307
E-108 E-208 E-308
E-109 E-209 E-309
E-110 E-210 E-310
E-111 E-211 E-311
E-112 E-212 E-312
E-113 E-213 E-313
E-114 E-211 E-314
E-115 E-215 E-315
E-116 E-216 E-316
E-117 E-217 E-317
E-118 E-218 E-318
E-119 E-219 E-319
E-120 E-220 E-320
E-121 E-221 E-321
E-122 E-222 E-322
E-123 E-223 E-323
E-124 E-224 E-324
E-125 E-225 E-325
E-126 E-226 E-326
E-127 E-227 E-327
E-128 E-228 E-328
E-129 E-229 E-329


Billet No. Rate* Billet No. Rate* Billet No. Rate*
O-101 O-201 O-301
O-102 O-202 O-302
O-103 O-203 O-303
O-104 O-204 O-304
O-105 O-205 O-305
O-106 O-206 O-306
O-107 O-207 O-307
O-108 O-208 O-308
O-109 O-209 O-309
O-110 O-210 O-310
O-111 O-211 O-311
O-112 O-212 O-312
O-117 O-217 O-317

*These items to be filled in to meet the individual requirements of the ship.



II-B-1. In Port.

(a) General:

The officers on board will be so detailed as to insure that a continuous officer-of-the-deck will be on the weather decks. Arrangement of watches for the officer-of-the-deck will be made by the Senior Watch Officer and approved by the Executive Officer. Normally all officers except the Captain and the Executive Officer, will stand watch. The Engineer Officer, when officer-of-the-deck in port, will be relieved one hour before getting underway.

The Officer-of-the-deck, Chief Petty Officer of the Watch, Petty Officer of the Watch and the Special Security Watches shall be armed. The Officer-of-the-deck shall be thoroughly familiar with the ship's organization, ship's orders, Navy Regulations and Special security orders, and shall see that responsible members of his watch are also familiar with the foregoing instructions.

Normally when at anchor, two-thirds of the officers and men will be on board at all times. When alongside a dock or in a Navy Yard, sufficient men will be retained on board to man half the armament, if the armament is in material condition for operation and ammunition can be supplied to the guns; and to provide fire watches, watertight integrity watches, and such other watches as are necessary for the security of the ship and the maintenance of the maximum degree of watertight integrity permitted by work in progress.

(b) Deck Force:

Except as noted above, two-thirds of the crew (two sections) will be on board assigned as follows:

(1) Chief Petty Officers of the Watch.
(2) Petty Officers of the Watch.
(3) Messengers.
(4) Sufficient men to man half of the armament.
(5) Police Petty Officers.
(6) Security Watches.

(c) There will be a Chief Petty Officer of the Watch at all times. The Chief Petty Officer of the Watch is in all respects assistant to the Officer-of-the-deck.

(d) Petty Officers of the Watch will stand regular four hour watches on deck.

(e) Messengers for port watches will be furnished from the deck divisions (1st and 2nd). There will be a messenger on deck from 0800 to 1800.

(f) There will be an anchor watch composed of seamen of the duty section. This watch will be stood on deck from 1800 to 0800 the following morning.

(g) Guard Mail petty officers will be specifically detailed by name in accordance with United States Atlantic Fleet Regulations.

(h) Engineer's Force: Except as noted in sub-paragraph (a) above, two-thirds of the engineer's force (two sections) will be on hoard assigned as follows:

(1) Chief Petty Officer of the Watch.
(2) Two complete watch sections.
(3) Police Petty Officer.

(i) The watches actually stood in the Engineering Department will be in accordance with existing Fleet, Force or Type Instructions. All men standing auxiliary watches in the fireroom must be qualified. The Engineer Officer will be responsible that these men are examined and an entry made in their service records when qualified.


(j) Communication Watches:

Regular Radio and Signal Watches will be stood, when anchored. When moored alongside tender or nested with other vessels, watches will be in accordance with existing regulations and orders promulgated by local commanders.

(k) Such watches as Duty Yeoman, Ship's Cook with Day's Duty, Wardroom Watch Boy, Duty Electrician's Mate and Duty Boats' crew will be detailed from the duty section.

(l) All men provided with firearms will be instructed under the direction of the Gunnery Officer to insure that each man knows how to load and safely handle and fire the arm with which he is provided. The Gunnery Officer will maintain a list of those who are qualified to handle firearms. All firearms will be kept in an unloaded condition until circumstances of a suspicious nature warranting loading are observed. Should any firearm be loaded, the Officer-of-the-deck will be notified of the circumstances.

(m) No stores will be struck below without the knowledge of the O.O.D. who will cause inspection of stores, spare part boxes, etc., to be made as a precaution to introducing incendiary or explosive devices into the storerooms of the ship.


Condition TWO is the normal wartime cruising condition of watches (Chapter 1 - Section A). (This is same as Condition THREE for destroyers).



II-C-1 The cafeteria type of messing will be used. The crew will eat at mess by SECTIONS, no seats being assigned.

II-C-2 (a) The General Mess will be supervised by Commissary Officer (Disbursing Officer if one assigned) who will be responsible for the procurement, stowage, preparation, issuing and proper accounting for food. In this he will be guided by Navy Regulations and special instructions issued by competent authority for the administration of ship's messes.

(b) The Chief Police Petty Officer shall closely supervise the mess cooks. To assist the Chief Police Petty Officer an assistant to act as mess cook petty officer will be detailed by the Executive Officer.

(c) Mess cooks are detailed in number by divisions as directed by the Executive Officer. Division Officers shall change mess cooks quarterly.

II-C-3 (a) Messmen shall have duties as follows:

(1) Maintain their mess tables, benches, mess gear and mess equipment scrupulously clean.
(2) Draw rations from the galley and serve same at the steam table. (3) Handle stores and provisions for the Commissary Department.
(4) Assist the Ship's cooks as necessary in preparing vegetables.
(5) Assist in cleaning the mess compartments as required by the Chief Police Petty Officer.

(b) All cooks and messmen will, when actually engaged in serving food, wear clean white uniforms and aprons, unless directed otherwise by the Executive Officer.

(c) Crew messmen shall muster in the vicinity of the Quarterdeck at 1130 daily and shall be inspected for cleanliness of uniform and person by the Officer-of-the-deck in port and by the relief Officer-of-the-deck at sea. The inspecting officer shall also inspect the galley for cleanliness and the food for quality. He shall he furnished with sample ration if he so desires.

(d) Cooks, messmen, and officers' servants shall be inspected at least once each week by the Medical Officer or Chief Pharmacist's Mate to prevent serving of food by personnel suffering from contagious disease. The result of this inspection shall be reported to the Executive Officer in writing.

II-C-4 The galley is provided for the sole purpose of preparing food. Under no circumstances will this space be used for washing or drying clothes.

II-C-5 The Commissary Officer will have prepared the Bill of Fare, S&A Form 333, for each week. It will be submitted to the Commanding Officer for approval not later than 1000 each Friday. The approved Bill of Fare must always be followed whenever possible. A copy of the approved Bill of Fare will be posted in the galley.

II-C-6 The cold storage spaces, provision storerooms, bread locker, and such other places where general mess supplies are stowed shall habitually be kept locked. The keys will be kept in the custody of the Commissary Officer or such other person as may be duly authorized by him.



II-D-1 Berthing Bill:

(a) Men shall be berthed as near as practicable to their own battle stations. In berthing, men of each rating shall be divided between the forward and after spaces in order to prevent shell fire or explosion from disabling a large proportion of men of any given rating.

(b) Assignments to berths and lockers in the Chief Petty Officers' quarters shall be made by the Executive Officer.

(c) The following assignment of berthing and locker spaces is made. Division Officers shall assign spaces to individuals. Bunks are numbered to correspond with lockers so that a man has the same locker and bunk number.

II-D-2 Bunks and Locker Assignments.

Division C.P.O.'s 1st 2nd S
First Section        
Second Section        
Third Section        
No. CPO's        
Total Bunks        
Total Lkrs.        

Spaces to be filled in to meet the individual requirements of the ship.


II-D-2 (Cont'd)

Division C O E Remarks
First Section        
Second Section        
Third Section        
No. CPO's        
Total Bunks        
Total Lkrs.       

Spaces to be filled in to meet the individual requirements of the ship.


II-D-3 Air Bedding Bill.

(a) Spaces for airing bedding are assigned as follows:

Officers ___________________ *

Chief Petty Officers ___________________ *

First Section ___________________ *

Second Section ___________________ *

Third Section ___________________ *

(b) Bedding will be stopped on the rail beginning at the forward frame specified and rowing aft without "holidays". The Officer-of-the-deck will insure that this is carried out.

(c) Ordinarily bedding will be aired at 0800 weather permitting on Mondays and Thursdays except when getting underway in the forenoon.

(d) Men having the forenoon watch will air bedding before going on watch. Men having the afternoon watch will take down their aired bedding at 11:30.

(e) In laying out bedding, the mattress cover and blankets shall be folded neatly over the mattress. Bunk straps shall be used to secure bedding to the rail. Pillows, if used, shall be secured on the inboard side of the mattress.

*These items to be filled in by the ship to meet individual requirements.



II-E-1 In general, responsibility for maintenance (cleanliness and upkeep of watertight doors, bulkheads, valves, piping, machinery, etc) is as follows:

(a) The Engineer Officer will be responsible for machinery spaces and machinery as set forth in Articles 984 to 986, inclusive, U. S. Navy Regulations.

(b) The First Lieutenant will be generally responsible for all parts of the ship not specifically assigned to the heads of departments.

(c) The Gunnery Officer will be responsible for the efficiency of the armament and of all appurtenances connected therewith including fire control radar, and for the cleanliness of all ammunition stowage spaces and ordnance workshops.

(d) The Communication Officer will be responsible for all radio, search radar, sound and signal apparatus and material, and the compartments in which they are located.

(e) The Commissary Officer will be responsible for the galley, cold storage spaces and all provision storerooms.

II-E-2 Weekly hull sheets shall be submitted to the following officers: First Lieutenant (Deck Divisions), Engineering Officer, Gunnery Officer, Communication Officer and Commissary Officer. On these weekly hull sheets they shall indicate the results of their inspections, which shall be submitted to the Commanding Officer for examination before being filed by the First Lieutenant in the Hull Book. The foregoing officers are also responsible that proper entries are made in the C&R Repair Record (Ref. Art. 1360, U. S. Navy Regs.).

II-E-3 The Engineer Officer, First Lieutenant and Navigator shall make a weekly inspection of the mechanical devices for the management and safety of the ship as required by Navy Regulations. A report of this weekly inspection will be submitted to the Commanding Officer. It may be made on the back of the Hull Book sheets.

II-E-4 A Current Ship's Maintenance Project will be maintained for the material and spaces under their supervision by the following officers: Navigator, Gunnery Officer, Engineer Officer and First Lieutenant. Ship's Maintenance Projects will be kept filed in one place under the cognizance of the Executive Officer. Copies of Current Ship's Maintenance Project cards will be kept by each of the foregoing officers for his department.

II-E-5 In order to facilitate locating and identifying spare parts, each Head of Department shall maintain a spare part record book in which shall be recorded each spare part with its location. A continuous program of inspection and inventory of spare parts shall be maintained to insure inspection of each spare part at least once each year. Replacement or repair of spare parts shall immediately be undertaken as soon as the need becomes apparent. Copies of requisitions or orders for replacements of spare parts shall be kept by each Head of Department until the items are received. Work requests for repairs to spare parts shall be prepared and retained in the Current Ship's Maintenance Program until such repairs are accomplished.

II-E-6 Divisions are assigned cleaning spaces as set forth below:

(a) First Division:

A-1W Peak Tank.
A-1O1-1/2ME Deck Gear Locker.
A-101-1/2E Vent fan room starboard.
A-101-ME Vent fan room port.
A-201-A Lamp Locker.
A-202-EA Windlass room.
A-202 Trunk room.
A-203-1L Crews water closet and shower.

II-E-6 (Cont'd)

A-301-IT A. T. trunk.
A-301-2A Paint locker.
A-301-4A C&R stores.
A-401-A Boatswain's locker.
A-402-E Chain locker.
A-501-W Peak tank.
A-506-V Void.

All the main deck and exterior shell plating from stem to frame 72 including the anchor windlass, capstan and anchor gear, liferafts 1, 2, 3 and 4.
All the superstructure deck and the bulkhead up to the superstructure deck from main deck. No. 1 M.W.B., its davits and gear.
The foremast and rigging.

(b) Second Division:

B-101-E Uptakes.
B-102-AE Vent fan room and deck gear locker.
B-105-E Repair locker.
B-107-L Passage.
B-109-E Uptake space.
B-111-ALAI Passage.
B-111-ALM Crew's washroom.
C-101-LE Locker and fan space.
C-207-AEL Passage.
C-207-AEL Pea Coat locker.
C-207-AEL Carpenter's and Shipfitter's shop.
C-207-AEL Canvas and Awning storeroom.
C-311-V Void.
C-502-V Void.
All exterior shell plating Frame 72 to stern of ship.
All external surfaces of amidship and after deck house superstructure, except deck from Frame 89 to 130 and deck and shields of 10mm. gun and director platforms.
No. 1 and 2 stacks (outside) including 36" searchlight platform. Main (weather) deck, Frame 72 to stern.
All towing gear, the brow, gangway, and boat winch.
No. 2 M.W.B., its davits and gear. All life rafts and floater nets abaft Frame 72.
Mooring line reels, and deck gear cleaning lockers abaft Frame 72.

(c) Ordnance Division:

A-0301-C Fire control station interior and exterior.
A-0101-LME 40mm ready service and clipping room.
A-0105-Al Pyrotechnic locker (inside only).
A-101-ME Gun I handling room.
A-102-LA Landing force locker (inside only).
A-102-LAC Radar room.
A-106-T Gun director trunk (interior).
A-204-ILM Gun 2 handling room.
A-207-C Plotting room (Fire control equipment).
A-406-M 5" powder magazine, gun 1.
A-407-M 5" projectile stowage and handling room.
A-408-M 5" powder magazine, gun 2.
A-409-M 5" projectile stowage and handling room.
A-504-M 20mm belt link stowage.
A-505-M Small arms magazine.
B-110-E Torpedo and Ordnance workshop.

II-E-6 (Cont'd)

B-111-ALM Gun 3 handling room.
B-111-ALM Gun 4 handling room.
C-0201-M 40mm clipping room and ready service.
C-0101-ACEL Radar drive motor room.
C-204-LM Gun 5 handling room.
C-207-AEL Port and starboard chemical warfare stowage.
C-301-M 5" projectile magazine gun 3.
C-302-M 10mm ammunition magazine.
C-303-M 5" powder magazine guns 3 and 4.
C-304-M 5" projectile magazine guns 4 and 5.
C-SO5-M 5" powder magazine guns 4 and 5.
C-306-M Depth charge locker (interior only).
C-307-A Ordnance storeroom.
C-310-M Small arms magazine.
C-311-A Chemical warfare locker.

The 5" gun director interior and exterior.
All 5" guns, mounts and loading machine including the deck under the mounts. All 5" ammunition hoists (interior only through living spaces). The 40mm gun director and gun stand.
The 40mm gun and director platforms and shield.
All 20mm guns, mounts and shields.
All 20mm ready service lockers. All torpedo tubes and the amidships superstructure deck from Frame 89 and 130.
All torpedo directors and control panels.
The torpedo impulse powder locker.
The depth charges, racks, throwers, arbors, depth charge and torpedo davits and chainfalls.
The depth charge projector firing buttons and rack release mechanism. The smoke screen generators and release mechanism.
The torpedo and depth charge detonator lockers.
The alcohol locker, interior only.

(d) Engineering Division:

A-2-F Fuel oil service tank.
A-S-F Fuel oil service tank.
A-4-U Cofferdam.
A-207-C I. C. room (except fire control instruments).
A-305-1E Diesel emergency generator room.
A-410-5E Ice machine room - machinery only.
A-507-F Fuel oil or ballast tank.
A-508-F Fuel oil or ballast tank.
A-509-F Fuel oil or ballast tank.
A-510-F Fuel oil or ballast tank.
A-511-F Fuel oil or ballast tank.
B-1-1 Forward fireroom.
M-1-2 Blower room.
B-1-3 Blower room.
B-1-4 Blower room.
B-1-5 Blower room.
B-2 Forward engine room.
B-3-1 After fire room.
B-3-2 Blower room.
B-3-3 Blower room.
B-3-4 Blower room.
B-3-5 Blower room.
B-4 After engine room.
B-5-W Fresh water tank.

II-E-6 (Cont'd)

B-6-W Fresh water tank.
B-7-W Reserve feed water tank.
B-8-W Reserve feed water tank.
B-9-W Fresh water tank.
B-10-W Fresh water tank.
B-11-W Reserve feed water tank.
B-12-W Reserve feed water tank.
B-106-E Battery charging room.
B-111-ALM Crew W. C.
B-107-L Log room.
B-301-Lub Lubricating oil settling tank.
B-501-Lub Lubricating oil storage tank.
B-502-Lub Lubricating oil storage tank.
C-2-EA Engineers stores and stuffing box.
C-3-F Fuel oil separating tank.
C-4-F Fuel oil service tank.
C-5-F Stuffing box compartment.
C-6-F Diesel oil tank.
C-7-F Fuel oil or ballast tank.
C-8-F Fuel oil or ballast tank.
C-9-F Fuel oil or ballast tank.
C-10-F Fuel oil or ballast tank.
C-11-F Fuel oil or ballast tank.
C-202-E General workshop.
C-308-A Engineers storeroom.
C-501-F Diesel oil tank.

The 36" searchlights and platform under them.
The siren and whistle.

(e) Supply Division:

A-102-LAC Wardroom messroom and passage.
A-102-LAC Division Commanders' cabin and stateroom.
A-103-L Division Commander's W. C. and shower.
A-104-L Wardroom pantry.
A-105-A Bread locker.
A-202-EA Wardroom stores.
A-205-L Wardroom passage and rooms.
A-206-IL Passage to wardroom W.C. and Shower.
A-206-IL Wardroom rooms.
A-206-2L Wardroom, W.C. and shower.
A-305-2AL Ship's Service Stores.
A-305-2AL Scullery and Steam table.
A-403-A Supply department storeroom.
A-404-A Provision storeroom.
A-410-1A-2A-3A-4A Refrigeration stores and refrigerator.
A410-5A Provision storeroom.
A-410-5AE Ice machine room (except machinery).
A-502-A Supply Department storeroom.
A-503-A Provision storeroom.
B-103-L Vegetable preparing space.
B-103-L Provision issue room.
B-103-L Galley.
B-104-E Laundry.
B-107-L Supply Office.
B-113-ALM Ship's Service Store.
C-309-A Bulk storeroom.

All vegetable locker sand deck space under them.
Abandon Ship provisions. Slop chute.


II-E-6 (Cont'd)

(1) Communication Division:

A-102-LAC Combat Information Center.
A-102-LAC Pilot house.
A-102-LAC Chart house.
A-102-LAC Torpedo tracking room, bridge deck and bulkheads, chart stowage.
A-102-LAC Sea cabin.
A-102-LAC Light lock and passage.
A-102-LAC Navigation stores.
A-102-LAC Coding room.
A-0102-C Radio Central.
A-0103-L Bridge Urinal.
A-206-1L Ship's office.
A-206-1L Library and mail orderly office.
A-405-C Underwater sound room.
A-503-1/2-C Rodmeter compartment.
C-0101-ACEL Emergency radio room.
C-206-E Steering gear room.

The top of the pilot house and director platform deck. The 24" and 12" signal searchlight.
Director platform, flag bags and all halyards.
Secondary conning station, including all instruments.

MISCELLANEOUS: C. P. 0. Messman shall care for C. P. 0. mess, quarters, pantry, W. C. and washroom.
Messing compartments shall be cared for by the messmen assigned to the messes in these compartments.
The scullery shall be cared for by messmen as directed by the Chief Police Petty Officer.
Each man shall care for his own locker and bunk.
Compartment cleaners under the direction of the Police Petty Officers of the compartment will care for the compartment in which assigned.
Mess tables and mess gear shall be cared for by messmen.
Laundry and drying room shall be cared for by the laundrymen.
Boats shall be cleaned by their crew. Repair work, however, shall be done only by authority of the First Lieutenant, on the hulls; or the Chief Engineer, on the power plant.
Ship's Service store shall be cared for by the operator.


(a) Before doing any work on bulkheads, overhead or deck surfaces, ascertain the material of which it is made and comply explicitly with Bureau instructions contained in detail plans pertaining thereto. (Ref. BuC&R Manual, Chapter V, Section C).

(b) All ladders belong to the deck or compartment into which they descend.

(c) Knife edges and outside of hatch coamings belong to the compartment or space in which the hatch is located. The inside of coamings belong to the compartment which the hatch closes. The knife edges of watertight doors belong to the compartment into which they project.

(d) Abrasives such as steel wool, emery cloth, sand-paper or powder containing gritty substances, or any material that will scratch the surface, will not be used on corrosion-resisting steel (CRS) or aluminum fittings. Berths in crew's spaces are made of polished aluminum, and abrasive substances will not be used to polish or brighten them.

(e) Corrosion-resisting steel (CRS) surfaces will not be chipped to remove paint. Use paint remover.

(f) Cable arid pipe tags shall not be removed therefrom.

(g) Deck drain valves will riot be removed from deck drains except by members of the Repair Force who will be responsible for their prompt replacement.

(h) Dogs on doors and hatches will not be removed except by authorized persons.


(i) Fire hose will be scrubbed by division to which plug is assigned. It will be scrubbed with soap and thoroughly rinsed.

(j) Moving parts such as hinges on doors and hatches will be lubricated at least once each month.

(k) Rubber gaskets may be cleaned with a piece of wood but neither knives nor metal scrapers will be used for the purpose. Gaskets will be kept free of paint and oil.

(l) Inside of all uptakes, ventilators, and machinery hatches leading to engineer spaces shall be cleaned by the Engineer Division. The outsides, gratings, and hatch coverings, by the deck division concerned.

(m) The Engineer Division is responsible for the cleanliness of all electric fans throughout the ship and of light globes in machinery spaces. Light globes and fixtures in parts of the ship other than machinery spaces shall be cleaned by the division concerned.



II-F-1. The following table shows division parades for fair and foul weather:

Division Fair Weather Foul Weather
1st Division Forecastle, stbd. Compt. A-304-L
2nd. Division Main deck, stbd., Frame 170 to stern. Compt. C-204-L
Ord. Division Amidships, stbd., Frames 92 to 122. Compt. C-205-L, Stbd. side.
Comm. Division Forecastle, port. Compt. A-303-L
Supply Division Amidships, port, Frames 92 to 122. Compt. C-205-L, Port side.
Eng. Division Main deck, port, Frame 170 to stern. Compt. C-203-L

When entering and leaving port all divisions on main deck will close in forward forming one unit on each side of ship.

II-F-2. The Executive Officer will receive reports from division Officers during fair weather on the main deck, frame 74. Officers shall fall in facing forward, senior Officer on starboard side. During foul weather the Executive Officer will receive reports in Compartment A-305-2AL, starboard side.



II-G-1. Unless otherwise ordered, the evolution of getting underway, coming to anchor, mooring alongside, or mooring in the stream, will be performed by all hands. Those not assigned definite details or who are not actually employed, including one section of engineers, will fall in at quarters in the uniform of the day.

H-G-2. Normally the following procedure will be carried out when getting underway:

(a) At least six hours before time set for getting underway, start the master gyro compass.

(b) 45 Minutes before time set for getting underway:

(1) Test complete steering system;
(2) Test anchor windlass;
(3) Test engine order telegraphs, revolution telegraphs, indicators, all communication systems;
(4) Energize required telephones, rig and test;
(5) Test depth indicator, QC equipment;
(6) Hoist in boats as directed; Obtain permission from the Executive Officer before hoisting in last boat.

(c) 30 minutes before time set for getting underway:

(1) Set condition BAKER.
(2) Obtain permission from the Commanding Officer to try out the main engines when the Engineering Department has reported ready for testing (Art. 1068, USNR). An officer will always he stationed on the bridge when testing the main engines, to keep the ship from making either headway or sternway. These tests will be made prior to singling up lines.
(d) 15 Minutes before time set for getting underway or coming to anchor:
(1) Pass the word "Up Anchor"; "Unmoor Ship"; as applicable. When an all hands evolution, preface word by "All Hands". Idlers to designated parades.
(2) Station the special sea details.
(3) Record the draft of the ship forward and aft.
(4) Heave short; single up lines when directed by Captain.

(e) Ten minutes before time set for getting underway:

(1) All departments report as to readiness for getting underway. (Includes a report that Condition BAKER is set).
Report ship ready for getting underway to Executive Officer who will further report to the Captain when all is in readiness for getting underway.

II-G-3. Normally the following routine will be observed before and during entries into port:

(a) One hour prior to anchoring or entering restricted waters, notify all officers and the engineroom.

(b) When permissible, dump all trash and garbage overboard while well at sea. Blow tubes of steaming boilers; pump bilges.

(c) Weather permitting, remove such canvas covers as are normally taken off when in port. Place covers on identification lights.

(d) Obtain information from Executive Officer designating boats to be put in the water and notify the coxwains concerned. Each Coxswain is responsible for assembling his crew and preparing his boat for hoisting out.

(e) Prepare anchors for letting go and lay out mooring lines if they will be required.

(f) Thirty minutes prior to anchoring, mooring or entering restricted waters, pass the word for all top side details and idlers (as directed) to shift into uniform of the day.

(g) Twenty minutes prior to anchoring, mooring, or entering restricted waters, station the special sea detail.

(h) Fifteen minutes prior to anchoring or mooring ship pass word (as directed) for all idlers to fall in at quarters.


II-G-3. (Cont'd)

(i) Immediately prior to entering harbor set all depth charges on safe, insert safety bars or straps in depth charge racks, remove impulse charges from depth charge projectors and torpedo tubes, put propeller locks in torpedoes.

II-G-4. In addition to regular details the following special stations will be manned when getting underway and coming to anchor (mooring):

(a) Officers:

DUTY Normal Assignment
In charge forward (Anchor and lines.) First Lieutenant.
In charge amidships (boats and gangway.) Ass't. Gunnery Officer.
In charge aft (lines) Gunnery Officer.
Engineroom (Art. 991 (2), U.S.N.R.) Engineer Officer.
Signals and Communications (Bridge) O.O.D. Conn Communication Officer.
Officers will be rotated at the Conn and as O.O.D.

(b) Special Details:

Title Station Division Furnishing
Engineroom telegraphs. Bridge S
Anchor ball Director Platform C
Jack Forecastle C
Colors Gaff 2nd
Colors* Flagstaff O
Talker JV Bridge C
Talker Forecastle 1st
Talker After deck house 2nd
Talker* Aft O
Leadsmen (2) Chains 1st & C
Hand Steering (3) Steering Eng. Rm. C(1) & E(2)
* May be same man.

(c) Division indicated station men as required to man the following:

Detail Division
Anchor gear 1st
Forward lines (1 to 3; bow brest) 1st
Lower boom 1st
No. 1 Motor Whale Boat 1st
No. 2 Motor Whale Boat 2nd
Gangway (Side ladder). 2nd
After lines (4 to 6; stern brest). O & 2nd
Signals C

II-G-5. Mooring lines are designated as follows:

No. 1 - Bow line. No. 4 - Quarter After Spring.
No. 2 - Bow After Spring. No. 5 - Quarter Forward Spring.
No. 3 - Bow Forward Spring. No. 6 - Stern Line.


II-H-1 The Engineer Officer will be in general charge of fueling operations, and will see that the instructions contained in the Navy Regulations and Manual of Engineering Instructions are complied with. He will enforce safety precautions in his department; fuel oil accounting will be in accordance with existing instructions.

II-H-2 The Officer-of-the-Deck is responsible for the enforcement of the safety measures which principally concern the deck force and the ship as a whole. The following instructions will be followed: Smoking lamp out; no naked lights within 50 feet of oil tank vents; powder flag hoisted; high frequency radio secured; electrical appliances and machinery likely to spark within 50 feet of tank vents or oil hose, secured; galley door closed; draft of ship before and after fueling; watch on open manholes; chafing gear on hose as necessary.

II-H-3 Prior to fueling, whether at sea or in port, the Engineer Officer will have oil tanks trimmed in such manner as to permit fuel to be received rapidly. He will see that soundings of tanks and tests of fuel are made. He will keep the Officer-of-the-Deck informed of progress so that lines may be handled promptly on completion. He will furnish the Officer-of-the-Deck with the time of starting and completing fueling, and the amount taken, for entry in the log.

II-H-4 Fueling at Sea:

(a) General:

Standard procedures for fueling at sea are covered in the Bureau of Ships (C&R) Manual and in Appendix S to PAC-10. The Executive Officer, the Engineer Officer, First Lieutenant and other officers and petty officers as designated by the Commanding Officer shall study the above instructions immediately prior to each such evolution. Various fueling ships will be found to employ variations of the above methods and the ship must be prepared to change plans quickly.

(b) Officer Stations:

Commanding Officer - Bridge; Conn.
Executive Officer - Bridge; Assist Commanding Officer.
Communication Officer - Bridge, Supervise communications.
First Lieutenant - Forecastle; supervise line handling party.
Engineer Officer - Main Deck; supervise hose handling details, sounding of tanks, etc.
Assistant Engineer Officer - Main Deck; assist Engineer Officer as directed.
Assistant Gunnery Officer - Main Deck aft; supervise line handling detail aft (if required).

(c) Communications:
(1) Man 1JV outlets at following stations:

Each Engineroom
Steering Engineroom
Forecastle Main Deck aft

(2) Man 2JV outlets at following stations:

Each Engineroom
Each Fireroom
Forward fueling station
After fueling station

Note: Rig temporary leads to stations not having outlets desired.


(3) Engineer Officer station men in vicinity of fuel oil tank overflow pipes. Establish voice communications between these men and fuel trunk (s) in use.

(4) Communication Officer and Engineer Officer be prepared to man any telephones sent over from fueling ship.

(d) Line and Hose Handling Parties:

All personnel of the deck divisions not on watch shall be available to the First Lieutenant as line handling parties. All engineering personnel not on watch shall be available to the Engineer Officer as hose handling parties. The officers concerned shall distribute and organize their details as necessary.

II-H-5 In port, the Officer-of-the-Deck with the morning watch will be responsible for the fueling of all boats. He will require that the prescribed personnel are present during the operation and that safety regulations are observed. The oil king or, in his absence, his designated relief will be in charge of fueling boats. When in port, boats will be fueled each day, during the morning watch. Before a boat is hoisted on board, it must be fueled to capacity. Only in cases of emergency will boats be fueled between sunset and sunrise, or in the skids.

The smoking lamp will be out in the vicinity of fueling operations. The boat being fueled will be isolated from all other activities. A CO2 fire extinguisher will be kept on deck ready for use near the hose. The Engineer Officer will prepare and issue instructions for fueling and safety precautions to be observed.


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