Handy Book for the Aid and Instruction of the Enlisted Men in the Engineer Department, United States Navy

Handy Book for the Aid and Instruction of the Enlisted Men in the Engineer Department, United States Navy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 Excerpt: ...necessary are shut down, and all protective deck stop valves to pipes above it are closed. 5. Pressure is put on the fire main. 6. All pumps are put on the drains. 7. Ashes are hoisted. 8. Coal is trimmed down into the lower bunkers (not done for practice). At collision drill the closing of all water-tight doors and hatches in the engine rooms, boiler rooms, and their dependencies is done by the engineer's force. All available pumps are connected with the flooded compartments or with the compartments Into which the flooded ones drain. At fire quarters the steam pumps are started when the alarm is sounded, and pressure is put on the fire main. Blowers that lead to the vicinity of the fire must be stopped. When getting under way, coming to anchor, mooring, or unmooring, the men of the engineer force not on watch or especially stationed fall in at their quarters and remain there until pipe down or they are dismissed. Sec. 7. General Information.--Inspections.--Messes. Messes.--The captain of the mess, a petty officer, first class, is responsible for order and proper conduct of all men of the mess; also for the detail of mess striker and temporary relief when necessary. His authority can not be questioned, and he has full authority to give orders and directions to the messmen in regard to cleanliness and the manner of serving food. Complaints concerning food should come through the captain of the mess. Sleeping on billets.--Men must sleep on their proper authorized billets, so that they can be called at night without trouble. Men who do not sleep on their billets will be responsible for being present when they are required, and the excuse that the messenger did not-call them will not be accepted. Quarters and drills.--Men must be on the alert and coma to quarte...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1130704092
  • 9781130704099