Chapter 2ADMINISTRATION, SUPERVISION, AND TRAINING
a list of functions which are common to all repair
1. Each party must be capable of making
repairs to electrical and sound-powered telephone
2. Each party must be capable of giving first
aid and transporting injured personnel to battle
dressing stations without seriously reducing the
damage control capabilities of the repair party.
3. Each party must be capable of detecting,
identifying, and measuring dose and dose-rate
intensities from radiological involvement, and of
surveying and decontaminating contaminated per-
sonnel and areas, except where specifically as-
signed to another department as in the case of
nuclear weapons accident/incident.
4. Each party must be capable of sampling
and/or identifying biological or chemical agents,
and of decontaminating areas and personnel
affected as a result of biological or chemical at-
tack, except where this responsibility is assigned
to the medical department.
5. Each party must be capable of controlling
and extinguishing all types of fires.
6. Each party must be organized to evaluate
and report correctly the extent of damage in its
area. This will include maintaining:
Deck plans showing locations of NBC con-
tamination, battle dressing and personnel clean-
ing stations, and safe routes to them.
A casualty board for visual display of
A graphic display board showing damage
and action taken to correct disrupted or
damaged systems. The use of standard control
symbology and the accompanying preprinted
message format are recommended to facilitate
recording transmitted damage control informa-
tion. Use the standard control symbology shown
in figure 2-17 to read the message format in figure
2-18. In reading this message you should have
come up with the following information: An
8-inch hole, 4 feet up from the deck at frame 38,
starboard side of compartment 2-35-0-L.
Some of the specific functions for which
Repair 5 is responsible in its own assigned area
are listed below:
1. Maintenance of stability and buoyancy
members of the repair party must be:
a. Stationed so that they can reach all
parts of their assigned area with a minimum open-
ing of watertight closures.
b. Able to repair damage to structures,
closures, or fittings that are designed to maintain
watertight integrity, by shoring, plugging,
welding, caulking the bulkheads and decks, reset-
ting valves, and blanking or plugging lines through
watertight subdivisions of the ship.
c. Be prepared to sound, drain, pump,
counterflood, or shift liquids in tanks, voids, or
other compartments; and be thoroughly familiar
with the location and use of all equipment and
methods of action.
d. Maintain two status boards for accurate
evaluation of underwater damage: the Stability
Status Board (Flooding Effects Diagram) to be
used for visual display of all flooding, flooding
boundaries, corrective measures taken, and effects
on list and trim; the Liquid Load Status Board
to show the current status of all fuel and water
tanks and the soundings of each tank in feet and
2. Maintenance of ships propulsionthe per-
sonnel in the repair party must be able to:
a. Maintain, make repairs, or isolate
damage to main propulsion machinery and
b. Operate, repair, isolate, and modify the
segregation of vital systems.
c. Assist in the operation and repair of the
steering control systems.
d. Assist in the maintenance and repair of
e. Assist Repairs 1, 2, 3, and 4 and the
crash and salvage team when required.