Card Set Information
What is the difference between line and rope?
Line is measured by circumference and rope by diameter
What is the benefit of synthetic mooring lines?
3 times stronger, but more dangerous due to elasticity
What kind of anchor does the Nimitz use? It's weight?
60,000 LBS/30 tons
How many feet are in one fathom?
How many fathoms are in a shot of chain?
How many shots are in a chain?
How much does each link in the anchor chain weigh?
What is a monkey first?
The weighted end if a heaving line
What does the anchor windlass do?
Heaves and lowers the bow anchor
What is a Hawser?
A line more than 5 inches in circumference
How many people are required to be on the boat Davit to launch a RHIB?
What is small stuff or marlin?
Fiber line less than 1 3/4 inch in diameter
How many mooring lines are on Nimitz?
What is a breast line?
Keeps the ship alongside the pier
What is a spring line?
Keeps the ship from moving forward and aft
What are 2 types of UNREP?
How many transfer stations are onboard Nimitz?
Why do we always shoot the lines during a CONREP?
So as not to damage our aircraft
What is STREAM?
Standard tension replenishment alongside method
Describe the lifeboats aboard Nimitz.
Enough for 110% of the crew
What is the color of the danger shot?
How many storm lines does Nimit have and where are they located?
One on the fantail
One on the foc'sle
What is the purpose of the tattletale?
Help you identify the line is on maximum strength level and reached its safe working load
What is chaffing gear used for?
Canvas, line or other material placed around mooring lines to prevent wear and tear o the lines
What color is the caution shot?
What is the anchor bouy used for?
Locate the anchors position
Name 2 stoppers that are used to hold the anchor chain.
How many RHIBs do we have onboard Nimitz and which is primary?
One port, one starboard
Starboard is primary
What does RHIB stand for?
Rigid hull inflatable boat
What is the maximum capacity of the RHIB?
What is the length if the RHIB?
Name the RHIB personnel
Coxswain - CO of the RHIB
Boat engineer/stern hook
What are monkey lines?
Lines used to support 75% of your body weight when raising and lowering the RHIB
Who is in charge of the boat deck and what color hard hat do they wear?
What is the B&A crane and where is it located?
To pickup downed aircraft in the water
Located on the flight deck aft of ACE 3
What are the 3 types of man overboard recoveries and which is primary?
Helicopter - primary
Who orders abandon ship?
What are the colors of the phone and distance line?
How long is the phone and distance line?
How long is the star messenger?
How many double probe fueling stations do we have? What are they?
5, 11, & 13
How many sliding padeye stations do we have? What are they?
7, 9, 17, & 19
Where are padeye stations 17 and 19 located?
Hangerbay 3, ACE 3
What is the purpose of the stern dock?
It serves as an embarkation and debarkation of personnel while ship is at anchor
What is station 21 used for?
Send fuel to another ship
How many personnel can be in the RHIB when lowering/raising the Davit to/from the water?
What type of Davit do we use?
How many steadying lines does a RHIB have?
2 fwd, 2 aft
What color chemical lights do we use for night UNREP?
Hardhat color: rig captain
Hardhat color: signalman
Hardhat color: GMs
Hardhat color: safety
White w/ green cross
Hardhat color: medical
White w/ red cross
Hardhat color: riggers/line handlers
Hardhat color: phone talker
Hardhat color: deck safety E6 and up
What is the purpose of the sea painter?
Used as a tow line
Keeps the RHIB alongside the ship while in the water
What material is the hull of the RHIB made of?
Glass reinforced plastic
When are sea and anchor times?
What is the overall length of the ship?
What is the ships displacement?
What is the navigational draft of USS Nimitz?
What does cast off mean?
Let go of the line
What does avast mean?
Stop heaving around
What does heave around mean?
Bring in the line
What is the purpose of a chock?
A fitting through which the anchor or mooring lines are led. Usually "U" shaped to prevent chaffing
What is a bollard used for?
To hold mooring lines
What are bitts used for?
Metal post, fastened in a vertical position on the deck to which morning lines are secured
What does Romeo at the dip mean?
Flown by delivery ship
Preparing to receive you along side
What is the bullnose and where is it located?
A closed chock at the bow
Forward most part if the foc'sle
What is the pelican hook?
A quick release device made in various sizes
What is the wildcat?
The drum part of the anchor windlass that engages and moves the anchor chain
What is mousing?
Seizing a line across a hook to prevent a sling from slipping off