ENGINEMAN 1 & C
The Naval Ships Technical Manual is a basic
doctrine publication of NAVSEA. To allow the
ship to distribute copies to the working spaces
where information is required, chapters are now
issued as separate paper-bound volumes. Chapters
are kept up to date by means of yearly revisions.
Chapters are reviewed less frequently where yearly
revisions are not necessary. In chapters where
intra-year changes are required, either an intra-
year edition or a NAVSEA Notice is distributed
as a temporary supplement for use pending issue
of the new edition of the chapter.
You will find chapters in Naval Ships
Technical Manual of particular importance to the
Engineman referenced in this training manual.
For a list of all chapters in the manual, see
appendix A, chapter 001.
The Deck Plate is a monthly publication which
contains interesting and useful information on all
aspects of shipboard engineering. This magazine
is particularly useful because it presents informa-
tion which supplements and clarifies information
contained in the Naval Ships Technical Manual
and because it presents information on new equip-
ment, policies, and procedures.
Manufacturers technical manuals that are fur-
nished with most machinery units and many types
of equipment are valuable sources of information
on operation, maintenance, and repair of
machinery and equipment. The manufacturers
technical manuals for internal combustion engines
and associated equipment are usually given
Training films which are available to naval
personnel are a valuable source of supplementary
information on many technical subjects. Films
that may be of interest to you are listed in the
Department of the Navy Catalog of Audiovisual
Production Products, OPNAVINST 3 157.1.
When selecting a film, note its date of issue
in the film catalog. As you know, procedures
sometimes change rapidly. Thus some films
become obsolete rapidly. If a film is obsolete
only in part, it may sometimes be shown effec-
tively if before or during its showing you carefully
point out to trainees the procedures that have
changed. When you plan to show a film to train
personnel, take a look at it in advance if possible
so that you may spot material that may have
become obsolete, then verify current procedures
by looking them up in the appropriate sources
before showing the film.