ENGINEMAN 1 & C
Important items to be covered by the inspec-
tion are indicated below:
group, and such other personnel as may be
designated from the inspected ship.
1. All opened machinery and equipment is
carefully inspected, especially where the need of
repair work is indicated on the work list.
2. Investigations are made to locate any
defects, in addition to those already known, that
may exist in material condition or design.
3. Operational tests of machinery and equip-
ment conducted in accordance with the furnished
4. Electrical equipment is not endangered by
saltwater from hatches, doors, or ventilation
outlets. Possible leaks in piping flanges are
The inspectors, after receiving data from the
assistant inspectors, submit reports of their inspec-
tions to the chief inspector. These reports provide
the inspected ship with those observations that
may not be fully discussed during the critique but
are of interest to the ships officers concerned.
The inspectors reports include evaluations and
any recommendations for the items inspected or
observed. These reports are used by the ship as
checkoff lists for corrective action and material
5. Currently required firefighting and
damage control equipment in the engineering
space is installed and properly maintained in
accordance with current directives.
The chief inspector, after receiving the reports
from the inspectors, makes up a report on
evaluating and grading the inspection. The chief
inspector discusses, with appropriate comment,
the following items.
6. Supports and running gear of heavy
suspended material are inspected.
7. Hold-down bolts, plates, and other
members of machinery foundations are inspected.
Hammers may be used for sounding, and file
scrapers may be used for removing paint in order
to disclose any condition of metal corrosion.
1. Those conditions requiring remedial action
which should be brought to the attention of the
commanding officer of the ship inspected, and to
2. Those conditions of such excellence that
their dissemination will be of value to other ships.
8. Condition sheets are checked to see that
all the required information has been filled in by
the ship being inspected, and that all items have
been checked off and filled in by the inspector.
3. Those suggestions or recommendations
which merit consideration by higher authority.
9. Routine tests of mechanical and electrical
safety devices are observed to ensure that they are
being conducted according to current directives.
The final smooth report is written up in a
detailed procedure in accordance with the type
10. Maintenance records and reports are care-
fully inspected to see that they are maintained in
accordance with prescribed procedures. A check
is made to ensure that all known repair re-
quirements are listed.
BOARD OF INSPECTION
AND SURVEY INSPECTION
Analysis and Reports
A critique is held on board the inspected ship,
at a convenient time after the completion of the
material inspection, in order that the ship may
derive the greatest benefit from the inspection. It
is attended by the ships commanding and
executive officers, the heads of departments, the
chief inspector, and inspectors of each inspection
The Board of Inspection and Survey is under
the administration of CNO. This board consists
of a flag officer, as president, and of such other
senior officers as may be required to assist the
president in carrying out the duties of the board.
Regional boards and sub-boards are established,
as necessary, to assist the Board of Inspection and
Survey in the performance of its duties. In this
discussion we will consider shipboard inspections
that are made by the sub-boards. These sub-
boards consist of the chief inspector and about
10 or more members, depending upon the type
of ship that is to be inspected.