Who should you inform promptly of any matter about the watch?
The Officer of the deck (OOD), the Boatswain's Mate, or the petty officer of the watch
What does the term watch usually mean?
One of the periods in which the day is divided. Most watches are of 4 hours' duration
If you feel it is justified not to relieve your predecessor on watch, who must you immediately report that action to?
The officer of the deck (OOD)
What is the Midwatch?
What is the Morning Watch?
What is the Afternoon Watch?
What is the Evening Watch?
Why is the 1600-2000 watch dogged?
It is divided to allow personnel to be relieved to eat their evening meal. The dog watches also permit rotation of the watches
When is the 1600-2000 watched usually dogged?
Only at sea
What does a watch, in-port or underway, sometimes refer to?
The location of the member on watch, the section of the ship's crew on duty, or to a member on watch, such as the lookout watch
Why is it essential for watches to be relieved 30 minutes before the next watch?
so the relief can receive information and/or instructions from the person on watch. In case of night lookouts, this extra time allows your eyes to adjust to night vision
When reporting directly to the person being relieved, what should a relief say?
"I AM READY TO RELIEVE YOU"
When the conditions and instructions are understood by the oncoming watch, what does he/she report to the OOD?
"I REQUEST TO ASSUME THE DUTIES OF (MESSENGER, PETTY OFFICER OF THE WATCH, ETC...)"
What general degree of readiness requires part of a ship's weapons systems be ready for immediate action, remainder at prolonged notice?
Condition watch III
What general degree of readiness requires readiness to conduct amphibious assault operations?
What are the duties of a messenger?
Most are duties to the officer of the deck
Underway, where is your station, as messenger of the watch, located?
On the brigde
In port, where is your station as messenger of the watch, located?
If you have the morning watch of the quarterdeck, what should you do?
Clean the entire quarterdeck area and polish all of the brightwork
When on official telephone watch, what information should you give after lifting the receiver?
Speak immediately to the person calling; identify your command, yourself, and your position; inform the person calling that the line is an un-secure line.
As a phone watch messenger, what notations should you make, if you receive a call for someone who is not present?
1)Name of the caller
3)Time of the message
As a side boy, what is the time you stand your watch?
From 0800 to sunset except at mealtime and during general drills.
What veer is sounded on the pipe for two side boys?
How many veers is sounded on the pipe for eight side boys?
At the sound of the pipe, what must all side boys do?
Fall in smartly on the double in two ranks, facing each other to form a passageway at the gangway, and wait at attention.
What call is sounded by the Boatswain's Mate so as to finish just as the visitor's boat makes the gangway?
In rendering honors with side boys, when does the call "Over The Side" begin?
As the visitor's head appears on the quarterdeck level
When visitors are leaving, when is the call "Over The Side" sounded?
As the visitor passes toward the gangway
When a visitor appears, when do you and the other side boys salute smartly in unison?
At the first note of the call "Over The Side" and the salute is dropped at the last note of the call
When required, where are the pier sentries posted?
At the head of the pier
What duties are performed by the pier sentries?
As directed by the OOD (in port), including security of the pier and acting in ceremonial duties
When assigned security watch aboard ship, how often should you make reports to the officer of the deck (OOD)?
Personnel assigned to security watches and patrols will be qualified by whom?
The Security Officer, if assigned, or the department head responsible for specific watch and patrol areas
What are the duties of security watches and patrols?
Above and below decks; checking classified stowage; being alert for evidence of sabotage, theft, and hazards; checking security of weapons magazines; inspecting damage controls closures; checking spaces containing public funds; and checking the ship's store outlets
Who is responsible for instructing the anchor watch of his/her duties?
The ship's boatswain
Who are anchor watch duties performed under the direction of?
Why does the watch, posted in the immediate vicinity of the ground tackle, maintain a continuous watch on the anchor chain?
To observe the strain and how the chain in tending
What is a drift lead?
a weight dropped to the bottom, attached to a line that should be kept slack
If the bridge asks, "How does the drift lead tend?", what should you do?
Take up enough slack in the line to see which direction the lead is from the bow
If there is no slack in the lead line and it tends noticeably forward, what is the probable cause?
The anchor is probably dragging and the bridge needs to know
Who does the OOD report directly to for the safe navigation and general operation of the ship?
The Commanding Officer
Who does the OOD report directly to for carrying out the ship's routine?
The Executive Officer
Who does the OOD report directly to for sighting navigational landmarks, and on course and speed changes?
Who is the principal assistant to the OOD?
The Junior Officer of the Deck (JOOD)/Conning Officer
Who are routine reports of the OOD normally made through?
The Conning Officer
Where does the Conning Officer stand watch?
In the pilot house, but may be stationed on the open bridge during complex tactical operations
What is the primary duty of the Boatswain's Mate of the watch (BMOW)?
To assist the OOD in carrying out the ship's routine and ensuring the efficient functioning of the watch team
Whose responsibility is it to see that the oncoming enlisted watch team is in the prescribed watch-standing uniform?
Where is the Quartermaster of the Watch (QMOW) stationed?
On the bridge, and reports to the OOD all changes of weather, and temperature and barometer readings.
Who is responsible for entering in the Ship's Log all data required by current instructions or as directed by the OOD, and for executing sunset and sunrise procedures?
What individual must qualify you before you can assume the duties of helmsman?
What individual orders the course the helmsman steers?
The Conning Officer
What is the first fact the helmsman must bear in mule while steering the ship?
That the ship turns under the compass card; the compass card itself remains steady.
On all modern ships, how does the wheel, rudder, and ship's head all move?
In the same direction
What error is usually committed most often by a new helmsman?
Using too much rudder
When a ship is conned through a passage, what is a helmsman frequently ordered to steer on, instead of by the compass?
A range, landmark, light or some other object.
When you are being relieved as the helmsman, what information should you pass on to your relief?
The course and the compass or repeater you are steering by. The equivalent course to steer by magnetic compass if the gyro fails, and if you are zigzagging, both immediate course the ship is on and the base course it will follow when it ceases to zigzag.
When an order necessitates a change of rudder angle to right or left, what is always stated first?
The direction of change, such as "Right Full Rudder"
What does RIGHT (LEFT) FULL RUDDER usually mean?
30 degrees on the rudder angle indicator
What does HARD RIGHT (LEFT) RUDDER mean?
Put the rudder over to the right the maximum degrees allowed by that class of ship.
What is the order usually given for only a minor change of heading to the number of degrees secified?
What states the course on which the ship's head is to be steadied and is normally given while swinging?
Steady on 225
When does the conning officer usually order INCREASE YOUR RUDDER?
When he/she wants the ship to move more rapidly.
What order means to put the rudder on the centerline; no rudder angle?
Rudder Amidships, as a rule, this order is merely "MIDSHIPS"
What does the order "MEET HER" mean?
To check but not stop the swing by putting on opposite rudder. This order may be given when the ship is nearing the desired course.
What order is given as a warning that the ship is swinging off the course because of bad steering?
"'MIND YOUR HELM"
What order is given when the presence of some danger on one side or the other makes it necessary to avoid a set in that direction?
"NOTHING TO THE RIGHT (LEFT)"
Why must you repeat distinctly, word for word, every order you receive?
So the officer of the deck or pilot may know that you understood correctly.
What is required before becoming a qualified helmsman?
You should be given a written test of the orders and have at least 30 to 50 hours logged.
Where does the lee helmsman stand watch?
At the engine order telegraph.
What is the capacity of the lee helmsman?
Rings up the conning officer's orders to the engine room, assuring and informing the conning officer that all bells are answered properly.
When is the fog watch stationed?
In fog or reduced visibility, usually stood on the forecastle all the way forward.
What is the duty of the fog watch lookouts?
To stand an alert watch to detect by either hearing fog signals or actually sighting approaching ships or craft or channel buoys.
How often are sky and surface lookouts relieved?
At least hourly.
Who are sky and surface lookouts under the directed supervision of?
The OOD, but are trained in their duties by the CIC Officer.
What requires that every vessel maintain a proper lookout by sight and hearing at all times?
The Navigation Rules, International Inland.
Where is the life buoy/after lookout watch located?
At the designated station aft.
When assigned aft lookout, how often should you check sound-powered communications with the bridge?
What must the life buoy/after lookout have in his/her possession?
Life ring with distress marker light attached and at least two pyrotechnic smoke floats.
For time computations, how is the surface of Earth divided?
Into 24 zones, each consisting of 15 degrees. Each time zone is different by 1 hour from each of the zones next to it.
What is the initial time zone called?
Zero and extends 7 1/2 degrees either side of the meridian.
What is the time of the zero zone known as?
Greenwich mean time (GMT), often referred to as Zulu time.
How is each time zone, in turn, represented?
By the number that indicated the difference between the local zone time and GMT
How are zones lying in longitudes east of zone zero numbered?
From 1 to 12. They are designated minus because the zone number must be subtracted from local time to obtain GMT
How are time zones lying in longitude west of zone zero designated?
Plus, because the zone number must be added to local time to obtain GMT
What letter of the alphabet is NOT assigned as a time zone letter?
The letter "J"
What letters of the alphabet are minus time zones?
Letters A through M
What is the prime meridian?
The international date line, where each worldwide day begins and ends.
What happens to the day if a ship crosses the meridian line going west?
The date is advanced one day.
What happens to the day if a ship crosses the meridian line going east?
The day becomes one day earlier.
Why was Greenwich mean time (GMT) adopted?
So that time may be uniform throughout military services.
In lettering or printing, what does a horizontal bar through the riser of the letter Z help prevent?
Its being mistaken for the numeral 2
In the 24-hour system, what is the approved method of representing time?
With the hour and minutes expressed as a four-digit group. The first two numbers of the group denote the hour, and the second two, the minutes.
What do numbers indicating the day of the month placed before the time of the day form?
A date-time group (DTG)
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