Honors and Ceremonies

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US Navy Regulations Manual Boatswain's Mate Training Manual (NAVEDTRA) 14343 Naval Military Personnel Manual (NAVPERS) 15555
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  1. Passing Honors

    Passing honors are honors (other than gun salutes) rendered on occasions when ships, officials, or officers pass in boats or are passed close aboard.
  2. Close Aboard
    Close aboard is a term used to describe an object that is nearby one of the sides of the vessel.

    For passing honors, the term close aboard means that you are passing a ship within 600 yards of your vessel, or passing a boat within 400 yards of your vessel
  3. Signals for Passing Close Aboard

    One blast – ''attention to starboard''
    Two blasts – ''attention to port''
    One blast – ''render hand salute''
    Two blasts – ''end salute'' (but remain at attention)
    Three blasts – ''carry on''
  4. Signals for Passing Close Aboard

    One blast means?
    ''attention to starboard''
  5. Signals for Passing Close Aboard

    Two blasts means?
    ''attention to port''
  6. Signals for Passing Close Aboard

    One blast means?
    ''render hand salute''
  7. Signals for Passing Close Aboard

    Two blasts means?
    ''end salute'' (but remain at attention)
  8. Signals for Passing Close Aboard

    Three blasts means?
    ''carry on''
  9. Side Honors

    Parading the proper number of side boys to render honors to the officer or official (from two to eight depending on the rank of the individual being saluted)
    Piping the side
  10. Rank - # of side boys
    Admirals and Vice Admirals - 8
    Rear Admirals - 6
    Naval Captains and Commanders - 4
    Lieutenant Commanders and below - 2
  11. How many side boys are required for Admirals and Vice Admirals?
    8
  12. How many side boys are required for Naval Captains and Commanders?
    4
  13. How many side boys are required Rear Admirals?
    6
  14. How many side boys are required for Lieutenant Commanders and below?
    2
  15. Passing honors – are rendered on occasions when ships or embarked officials or officers pass, or are passed close aboard:

    within __yards for ships?
    within __yards for boats?
    • Within 600 yards for ships
    • Within 400 yards for boats
  16. Union Jack and the Ensign



















    The union jack is flown on the bow of a ship and the Ensign is flown on the stern of a ship when anchored or moored.
    Once underway, the Ensign is flown from the main mast. If the Ensign is flown from the main mast and is half-masted, the union jack is half-masted as well.
    The union jack is raised and lowered in the same manner as the Ensign.
  17. You are attending a keel laying ceremony for a ship. Following the address, the speaker authenticates the keel. How is this done?
    Choose 2

    -By cutting a ribbon over the keel
    -By breaking a bottle of champagne over the keel
    -By inscribing his initials on the keel
    -By affixing a name plate on the keel
    • By inscribing his initials on the keel
    • By affixing a name plate on the keel
  18. The tradition of the US Navy is to honor the four historic ceremonial occasions in the life of a ship:

    Keel-laying – the first milestone in the history of a ship
    Christening/Launching – the second milestone in the history of a ship
    Commissioning – the third milestone in the history of a ship
    Decommissioning – the fourth milestone in the history of a ship

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