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What are the general duties of the DCA?
The Damage Control Assistant of a ship shall be responsible under the Engineer Officer for establishing and maintaining an effective damage control organization, and for supervising repairs to the hull and machinery, except as specifically assigned to another department or division.
What are the specific duties of the DCA?
- 1. Prevention and Control of Damage
- 2. Watertight Integrity and Compartment Testing
- 3. LEAD the DC organization! and Training of the Crew
- 4. Ensure ship is in proper Material Condition consistent with the Ships operations.
- 5. Maintain an effective DC Central
- 6. Let CO/ENG know if DC readiness is degraded
- 7. DC Admin (RPM, bills, notes, instructions, DC PQS)
- 8. DC Markings/CCOL / DC Book / DC Plates
- 9. DC Equipment and survivability systems:
- a. Fire fighting
- b. Stability/flooding control
- c. CBR defense
- 10. Outfitting DCRS with Equipment, Personnel
- 11. Liquid Load and Daily Draft Report
- 12. Gas Free Engineering
- 13. Serve as a PB4T Member
List some items that require CO permission.
- 1. Ballast/Deballast
- 2. Counterflooding
- 3. Unusual Loading Conditions
- 4. Tag Out
- 5. DCTT/ETT/ITT Drills
- 6. Major equipment start up
- 7. Jettisoning
- 8. Flooding Magazines
- 9. Rig Casualty Power
- 10. CMWD System
- 11. Maneuvering to avoid CBRN Contamination
- 12. Sending out CBRN monitors
- 13. Single valve protection
What bills does the DCA have a role in?
- 1. Owns:
- a. Darken Ship
- b. Jettison
- c. Toxic Gas
- d. CBRN Defense
- 2. Major Player in:
- a. Zone Inspection
- b. Battle
- c. General Emergency
- d. R & A
- e. Dry-docking
What are the principles of DC?
- 1. Self-Sufficiency
- 2. Centralized Control
- 3. Specialization
- 4. Endurance
- 5. Continuity of Command
What are the duties of the DC Organization?
- 1. Preserve Watertight Integrity & Stability
- 2. Control List & Trim
- 3. System Segregation
- 4. Prevent/ Fight Fires and Flooding
- 5. CBRN-Defense
- 6. Rapid repairs
- 7. Care of Personnel
What is the AOR of Repair 1?
What is the AOR of Repair 2?
Forward part of the ship.
What is the AOR of Repair 3?
Aft part of the ship.
What is the AOR of Repair 4?
- Note: CVN and Big Deck Amphibs only.
What is the AOR of Repair 5?
Engineering Main Spaces
What is the AOR of Repair 6?
Ordnance Casualty Control
What is the AOR of Repair 7?
Gallery Deck and Island Superstructure (CVN and Big Deck Amphibs)
What is the AOR of Repair 8?
Combat Systems Casualty Control (out of CSMC).
What are the functions of DC Central?
- 1. DC Command and Control
- 2. Receive/Evaluate Info
- 3. Make decisions/Initiate Orders
- 4. Keep ship and CO informed
- 5. Control Water Tight Integrity (WTI)
What is the minimum repair party composition?
Sufficient number of personnel exist on station to combat the casualty.
What are Ships Selected Records (SSRs)?
- 1. SSRs are documentation of design or characteristics of HM&E systems, and related information by hull.
- 2. They are selected because of their value for operational, maintenance, modernization, training, and consulting purposes to individual ship's forces, fleet commands, shipyard personnel, training centers, and other naval activities.
What are the DC Related SSRs?
- 1. DC BOOK
- 2. DAMAGE CONTROL DIAGRAMS (PLATES)
- 3. CCOL’S
- 4. DOCKING PLANS
- 5. BOOKLET OF GENERAL PLANS
- 6. AELs for Fire Fighting Equipment, Damage Control Equipment and CBR Equipment
- 7. COSAL for Fire Fighting Equipment, Damage Control Equipment and CBR Equipment
- 8. Equipment Tech Manuals
- 9. Tank Capacity and Curves of Vertical Center
- 10. Booklet of Tank Sounding Tables
When it comes to quality maintenance, what are some basic principles and what is the fundamental rule?
- 1. Workers must:
- a. Have a process
- b. Be trained
- c. Have proper technical direction
- d. Have proper material
- 2. Technical Specifications must be met at all times!
What does Quality Assurance ensure?
- 1. PASS - FAIL
- 2. Quality the first time
- 3. Operator confidence in equipment
- 4. Maintenance personnel are responsible for the quality of their work
What are the three types of Technical Work Document?
- 1. Maintenance Procedures (MP)
- 2. Formal Work Packages (FWP)
- 3. Controlled Work Packages (CWP)
When would a Major DFS be required?
- A major DFS is one that affects:
- 1. Performance
- 2. Durability
- 3. Reliability or Maintainability
- 4. Interchangeability
- 5. Effective use or operation
- 6. Weight or appearance (if a factor)
- 7. Health or safety
- 8. System design parameters such as schematics, flow, P, T, etc
- 9. Compartment arrangement or function
- Note: Requires TYCOM or Technical Authority approval.
What are the QA audit requirements and what types are there?
- 1. ISIC will audit during the training cycle.
- 2. Two Types:
- a. Vertical - all aspects of job, start to finish
- b. Horizontal – specific area of job (i.e. testing)
What are the types of Non-Destructive Tests?
- 1. VISUAL (VT) – proper joint design/fit up, any visual defects
- 2. DYE-PENETRANT (PT)-find imperfections in weld open to surface through use of dye/developer
- 3. MAGNETIC PARTICLE (MT)-find imperfection by forming magnetic field and sprinkling iron particles over weld where they would mock the defect
- 4. ULTRASONIC TESTING (UT)-sound waves to determine universal thickness of weld
- 5. RADIOLOGICAL TESTING (RT)-X rays
How often should a space be inspected through the Zone Inspection Program?
What sections of the JFMM should you, as the DCA, be familiar with?
- 1. Volume IV, Chapter 5 – Marine Sanitation Devices
- 2. Volume IV, Chapter 10 – Work Authorization and Control
- 3. Volume IV, Chapter 25 – Gas Free Engineering Inspections (Precedence over NSTM)
- 4. Volume IV, Chapter 26 – INSURV
- 5. Volume V, Chapter 2 – Quality Maintenance
- 6. Volume V, Chapter 4 – Welder, Brazer and Non-Destructive Testing
What are some material responsibilities of the DCPO?
- 1. WTD’s, WTH’s, WTS’s
- 2. Deck Drains
- 3. Fire Stations
- 4. Battle Lanterns
- 5. Portable Fire Extinguishers
- 6. EEBD’s
- 7. Compt./Space Inspections
- 8. Flammable Lockers
- 9. Ladders & Handrails
- 10. Ventilation
- 11. CCOL
What are the calibration requirements for gauges found in the CRL?
- 1. 12 months – Pressure/Temperature/Alarm switches/ transducers
- 2. 24 months - Pressure/ Temperature Gages and Electrical panel/ Switchboard meters
- 3. 36 months - Bi-Metallic thermometers (not space temperature)
hat are some specific duties of the Fire Marshal?
- 1. Act as the OIC of the flying squad rapid responders
- 2. May act as a rover to assist the DCA during Condition I
- 3. Conduct daily inspections throughout the ship paying particular attention to house keeping.
- a. Trash Receptacles (covered)
- b. Storeroom stowage
- c. Proper stowage of flam liquids
- d. Safe stowage of HM/HW
What are the three components that make up crew training?
- 1. Realistic
- 2. Redundancy
- 3. Progressive
What are the three levels of ORM?
- 1. Time-Critical
- 2. Deliberate
- 3. In Depth
What are the four principles of ORM?
- 1. Accept risk if benefits > cost.
- 2. Accept no unnecessary risks.
- 3. Manage by planning.
- 4. Make decisions at right level.
What are the five steps of ORM?
- 1. Identify
- 2. Assess
- 3. Decide
- 4. Implement Controls
- 5. Supervise
How do you determine if you're manned and ready for a casualty?
Senior person in charge reports when they have enough personnel on hand and ready to combat the casualty.
What is the purpose of distributed stowage?
- 1. Reduce risk of loosing everything in one hit
- 2. Minimize confusion
- 3. Eliminate bottleneck of personnel at repair locker door
- 4. Improve response times
- 5. Limit the extent of damage to a ship.
How do you enhance warfighting sustainability?
- 1. Reducing Detectability
- 2. Increasing Ability to Withstand Damage
- 3. Recovery and Restoration
Total Ship Survivability Trials enable the ship's crew to do what?
- 1. Control Damage
- 2. Treat Casualties
- 3. Reconfigure Ship’s Systems
- 4. Regain Mission Capability
- 5. Continue to Fight (Tactical Threat)
What are the challenges involved with DC and Survivability?
- 1. Avoiding Detection
- 2. Avoiding Targeting
- 3. Avoiding Getting Hit
- 4. Minimize Damage if Hit
- 5. DC & Restoration after Hit
- 6. “Fighting Hurt”
What are the ship's priorities in peace time?
- 1. Return to Port
- 2. Crew Safety
What are the ship's priorities during war time?
What is the order of priority for the DC organization in combating damage?
- 1. Fire
- 2. Flooding
- 3. Equipment
- 4. Personnel
What are some survivability considerations?
- 1. Command, Control, & Communications
- 2. Intense Heat and Heavy Smoke
- 3. Personnel Casualties
- 4. System Restoration
- 5. Material Stowage
What does the General Emergency Bill detail?
- Establishes procedures in the case of:
- 1. Collision
- 2. Grounding
- 3. Explosion
- 4. Storm
- 5. Battle Damage
- 6. CBR Incident
What four scenarios does the General Emergency Bill detail?
- 1. Full Crew (Inport or U/W)
- 2. Inport with a Partial Crew
- 3. CBR Attack
- 4. Abandon Ship
What are some requirements of the DCA in the General Emergency Bill?
- 1. Directly Supervise DC from DCC
- 2. Minimize Damage/Maintain Seaworthiness
- 3. Assist the EO in Salvage Ops
- 4. Assist in Organizing & Training
- CBR Items
- 5. Be the CBR Officer
- 6. ID Chem & Collect Bio Warfare Samples
- 7. ID & Isolate Contaminated/Hazard Areas
- 8. Record Personal Dosages
- 9. Establish Exposure Times
- 10. Ensure Mat’l Cond Set- Activate CMWD
- 11. Distribute Dosage Info to DivOs
What is the purpose of Condition IIDC?
Condition II Damage Control allows a significant increase in Damage Control response without disrupting tactical watch-stations.
What are the primary missions during an R&A scenario?
- 1. Rescue personnel from the water.
- 2. Assist other units in distress.
- 3. Assist persons or activities in distress ashore.
Top priority is always ship's safety.
What are the classifications of the sound powered circuits and phones?
- 1. Primary
- 2. Auxiliary
- 3. Supplementary
- 4. Emergency
What are your two emergency nets?
- X40J (Salt and Pepper/Pumpkin Reel)
- X50J (AFFF Station Comms)
What are your primary repair locker circuits?
- 1. 2JZ - All DCRL's
- 2. 4JZ - Rep2
- 3. 5JZ - Rep3
- 4. 7JZ - Rep 5
What are the colors associated with comms on the DC plates?
- 1. Blue - Casualty Comms
- 2. Red - Portable CP Cables
- 3. Green - Permanent CP Cables
Bridge, CIC, and CCS all talk on what circuit?
What are the two DC plates dealing with comms?
- 1. Casualty Power and Casualty Comms
- 2. Communications Directory
What types of CCOL's exist?
- 1. Master
- 2. Duplicate
- 3. Partial
What information can be found on a bullseye?
- 1. Compartment Number
- 2. Division
- 3. Fwd/Aft Frame
Where should a bullseye be posted?
Where it is most readily visible in the space.
What do heavy lines on the DC plate indicate?
Watertight or Oiltight boundaries
What do dotted lines on a DC plate represent?
Hidden boundaries, piping, and valves
What are your material conditions of readiness?
- 1. X-Ray
- 2. Yoke
- 3. Zebra
- 4. Dog Zebra
- 5. Circle X-Ray
- 6. Circle Yoke
- 7. Circle Zebra
How is a Breaker & Feeder Designation read?
- 1. Power Source
- 2. Power Voltage
- 3. Power Panel Supplied
- e.g. 2S-4P-(2-233-4)
- 1. 2S Switchboard
- 2. 440V (4) and Ship's Power (P)
- 3. PP 2-233-4
What section of the RPM details casualty power?
What are the design features of Casualty Power?
- 1. Preserves Watertight Integrity
- 2. Easy to Install and Operate
- 3. Flexible in Application
- 4. Interchangeable Parts
- 5. Min. Weight and Space Requirements
What is the purpose of ventilation?
- 1. Provide air to ship while simultaneously exhausting air
- 2. Habitability (crew comfort)
- 3. Ammunition preservation
- a. Rust & H.E. Breakdown as temps incr.
- 4. Temperature control for electrical / electronic components
What are the four types of ventilation?
- 1. SUPPLY
- 2. EXHAUST
- 3. RECIRCULATION and A/C
- 4. CPS (Collective Protection System)
Where can ventilation flame arrestors be found?
Only required in exhaust ducting which serves spaces where explosive vapors might be found.
What are the operating characteristics of the ESP?
- 1. 20 FEET suction lift MAX suction head (using foot valve)
- 2. PUMPS 140 GPM with 70 FT total head
- 3. PUMPS 200 GPM with < 50 FT total head
What is the maximum suction lift of a P-100 pump?
- 1. 20 ft
- 2. 39 ft when rigged for deep suction
What is the operating capacity of the P-100 pump?
- 1. 100 GPM @ 83 PSI while lifting 20 FT
- 2. 71 GPM @ 62 PSI while lifting 44 FT
- 3. 10 FT is recommended lift
What are the ways of actuating installed drainage?
- 1. Power
- 2. Gravity
- 3. Both
What is the purpose of Main Drainage?
Installed piping, low in ship, to remove bilge water or moderate flooding from MAIN ENGINEERING SPACES.
For spaces not served by main or secondary drainage, where will you find deck drains?
- 1. Large Spaces - all 4 corners
- 2. Small Spaces - 1 aft outboard corner
Where do gravity drains drain to?
- 1. Spaces above waterline - Directed overboard
- 2 Spaces below waterline - Directed to tank or space where installed drainage can remove water
Where can you find overboard discharges?
DC Deck, outboard
How do you operate installed drainage?
- 1. Open Discharge
- 2. Align Firemain
- 3. Verify Vacuum
- 4. Open Suction
What are some hazards associated with installed drainage?
- 1. Flooding the space
- 2. Asphyxiation
What are the PSI ratings for the different pipe patching options?
- 1. Jubilee - 100psi
- 2. Band-It - Varies
- 3. Soft - 150psi
- 4. EWARP - 150psi
- 5. Clamp - 150 (wooden)
If you have severed piping, what option do you have?
Use the Pipe Hose Jumper System (PHJS).
How do you repair a hole?
Put something in it or put something over it.
How do you stop the spread of a crack?
Drill a 1/4" hole in each end and fill with marlin, oakum, and/or rags.
With wooden shoring, what is the maximum length?
30 times minimum butt thickness
What is the maximum wedge length?
6 times the butt thickness
How often is Emergency Egress training required?
- 1. Within 72 hours
- 2. Every 6 months
What is the inventory requirement for EEBDs?
- 1. CHT Spaces - 2
- 2. Berthing Spaces - 100% (One per Rack)
- 3. Medical Spaces - 100% (One per Rack)
- 4. Messing Spaces - 3% of Seating
- 5. Main Spaces - 200% of GQ Manning
What's the primary purpose of the DC Marking System?
- 1. Rapid Emergency Egress Information
- 2. Identify DC Systems & Equipment
What are the primary DC plates for plotting?
What are the two parts of the DC Closure Log?
- 1. Inop fittings
- 2. Violations (maximum of 24 hours)
What is the maximum angle of K-type shoring?
What is the treatment order for a personnel casualty?
- 1. CAB (Circulatory, Airway, Breathing)
- 2. Control Bleeding
- 3. Treat for shock
- 4. Treat broken bones
- 5. Get them to medical
What NSTM details EEBD donning procedures?
What NSTM details pipe markings?