Deck Seamanship.txt

  1. What constitutes the accommodation ladder?
    An upper and lower platform that is connected by the ladder and supported by eiter a chain or wire bridle and bail hanging by a pendant. An H-frame is also attached to the lower platform.
  2. What is the purpose of a single-sheave block that is attached to the underside of the forward outboard corner of the upper platform of the accommodation ladder?
    A line rigged through this block which acts as a sea painter to keep a boat alongside in position with the accom ladder.
  3. What are outriggers?
    Arm swung out from the ship used to lay the ladder on and seat the ladder to the upper and lower platforms.
  4. On ships with out outriggers, what davit can be used to support the ladder over the side?
    The J-bar Davit.
  5. What bend is used to tie the gantline to the boatswains chair?
    A double becket.
  6. What officer must you receive permission from before going aloft?
  7. What officer(s) must sign the "man aloft chit"?
    • EMO (electrical maint. officer)
    • COMMO (communications officer)
    • CDO (command duty officer)
  8. What is the approx. weight of a lead line?
    7 to 14 pounds
  9. How far from the lead should you put your wodden toggle?
    About 2 fathoms.
  10. What is the first word you say when ready to make the heave on the lead line?
  11. When should the maker on the lead line be read?
    When the lead is on the bottom and the line hauled just taut, up and down.
  12. How are lead lines often marked?
    At each fathom over the range of depth used most and may even have foot markings around the more important depths.
  13. How deep is the water when the lead man reports "A quarter less than three"?
    2 3/4 fathoms
  14. When the ship is underway, who's permission must you get to work outside the lifelines?
  15. What is used to identify the 5-fathom mark on a lead line?
    A white rag.
  16. What is canvas?
    Often called duck, strong, heavy, plain cloth woven of cotton or linen.
  17. What is numbered duck?
    Sometimes called ounce duck or army duck, it runs from No. 1(heaviest) to No. 12 (lightest).
  18. Why is beeswax used on sail twine?
    It reduces the wear on the sail twine while sewing is done. It also retards deterioration.
  19. What type of stitch is most commonly used for joining two pieces of canvas?
    The round stitch.
  20. What is used to identify the 7-fathom mark on the lead line?
    A red rag.
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