Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to do the following:
Describe the different types of repairs and alterations on naval ships.
Describe the basic organization of the Repair Department at intermediate
maintenance activities (IMAs).
Describe the basic duties of personnel assigned to IMAs.
Define the Quality Assurance Program.
Explain the quality assurance organization.
Describe the basic requirements for the Quality Assurance Program and
its link to maintenance.
Identify the basic work center organization and the role of the work center
Be able to make a basic time line and identify its component parts.
Identify the structural parts of a ship and discuss the purpose of the parts.
rate are assigned to billets at IMAs performing the basic
functions of ship repair. Therefore, you can expect that
Ship's can operate only a certain length of time
sometime in your career you will be assigned to an
without repairs. To keep a ship in prime condition,
IMA. It is important that you have a basic idea of the
constant attention should be given to material upkeep
organization and role that an IMA plays in ship's
and definite intervals of time must be allotted for
general overhaul and repair.
Quality assurance (QA) also impacts every mainte-
Even when regular maintenance procedures are
nance procedure performed by ship's personnel or main-
carefully followed, accidents and derangements may
tenance personnel assigned to IMAs. QA has become a
prime consideration when performing maintenance on
necessitate emergency repair work. Defects and
deficiencies that can be corrected by ship's force should
any ship's system. You will use the QA guidelines as
be dealt with as soon as possible. When repairs are
established by your command on a daily basis.
beyond the capacity of ship's force to accomplish, aid
must be obtained from a repair activity afloat or ashore.
This chapter covers basic repair, alteration, and
maintenance procedures for naval ships. It also covers
Ship repair is the basic duty of the HT whether
the the IMA organization, the QA program, the the
ashore or afloat. The majority of personnel in the HT
basic structural parts of a ship.