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-What is 1 main source or instruction that gives detailed information about the Officer of the Deck?

-What is the USS ESSEX instruction that provides guidance on standard verbiage/announcements on 1MC for standing OOD?
-OPNAVINST 3120.32C CH-7 Specifically Chapter 4. Latest instruction from NPC June 16th, 2011.

-ESSEXINST 5330.1G revised 23 MAR 2012
What is the CDO's relationship with the OOD?
The CDO advises, supervises, and directs the OOD.
What is the basic function of the CDO In-Port?
The CDO is an Officer or Petty Officer Designated in writing by the Commanding Officer to carry out the routine of unit in-port and supervise the OOD in the safety and general duties of unit. Deal with Administrative Matters.
What are the 3 types of Engineering Plant Status?
1. Cold Iron: everything is shut off, receiving hotel services.
2. Modified Main: only one boiler is up, but still receiving hotel services.
3. Inport Steaming: both boilers are running, not receiving hotel services.
In order to put Divers in the Water what items are required?
1. Obtain Diving Chit from Diving Supervisor.
2. Signed by OOD, CDO, and CDO's from other ships in vicinity. Duty Department Heads for Deck, CBS, and Engineering.
3. Raise Code Alpha
4. Pass word every 30 minutes
5. Establish 2 modes of communication with divers.
Describe the ALPHA flag its colors, and what it is used for?
White and Blue. It means I have a diver over the side. Word is passed every 30 minutes.......
Describe the Bravo flag its colors, and what it is used for?
Red and means I am taking in, discharging, or carrying dangerous cargo. Ex: Fuel or AMMO.
What is the JOOD's role?
The JOOD is the principle assistant to the OOD, enforces clothing policy, ensures all personnel have authority to leave the ship.
What is the POOW's role?
The role of the POOW is to carry out the daily routine as OOD directs, assists OOD with supervision and instruction of other QD watch standers.
What is the MOOW role?
The role of the MOOW is to deliver messages to other parts of the ship, answer phones, wakes up reliefs, and carries out other duties assigned by the OOD.
What is the role of the Roving Patrol?
The Roving Patrol checks for classified stowage, continuously patrols the ship
As an OOD if you have Divers in the water what items are required to happen and be set?
1. Obtain diving chit from Diving Supervisor.
2. Signed by OOD, CDO, and CDO's from other ships in vicinity; also signed by Duty Dept heads for: Deck, CBS, and Engineering.
3. Raise Code Alpha
4. Pass word every 30 minutes
5. Establish two modes of communication with the divers.
What are some basic items required for Flight Ops as an OOD?
1. Secure pier one hour prior to passing word.
2. FOD walkdown on the pier.
3. Fire Truck on pier.
4. Raise Foxtrot (fixed wing) or Hotel (helo) flag.
5. Muster fire party
6. Air Dept lowers ensign and jack.
7. Notify all other ships.
8. Pass down to relief.
9. Helos would depart the ship waterside (away from the pier)
What are some basic items required for Working Aloft as an OOD?
1. Notify all ships in vicinity.
2. Secure Radars.
3. Raise Kilo flag (Kilo ONE for over the side) Kilo THREE for both.
4. Chit obtained from Combat Systems.
5. Chit signed by Duty Dept Heads for: CBS, Engineering, OOD, CDO, and CDO's from other present ships.
***NOTE: After sunset, ONLY authorized by the CO in writing. No rain or winds above 35 knots.
What flag is flown inport when a ship intends to come alongside?
Raise the India flag when INPORT.
What flag is flown underway when a ship intends to come alongside?
Raise the Romeo flag when UNDERWAY.
As OOD Inport and how would you handle a ship that intends to come alongside?
Raise the India flag and if coming alongside unit was already at the dip (making preps) then show India flag hauled up to inform unit to make their approach.
As OOD what additional watches at anchorage are needed?
1. Bridge Watch: QM of the watch will take bearings every 15 minutes.
2. OS in CIC takes Radar fixes every 15 minutes.
3. Anchor Watch is utilized on focsle to observe strain (light, moderate, or heavy) and direction of anchor chain. Reports for anchor chain are every 30 minutes or as directed by OOD. If there are 3 consecutive fixes outside the drag circle contact the CDO that we are dragging anchor.
What are the basic communication means available on the Quarterdeck?
1. 1MC
2. Radio
3. Telephone
Before you assume the watch as OOD what are some basic items that should be checked that are on the pier?
1. Mooring lines
2. Security
3. Talk to roving watch
4. Check that area under elevator is clear
5. Check tide schedule
6. Hazardous materials
IRT Whistles / Blasts what are the 4 options that deal with Rendering Honors?
1. One Whistle / Blast Starboard / 2 Whistles Port
2. One Whistle / Blast Salute
3. Two Whistles / Blasts Drop Salute
4. Three Whistles / Blasts Carry on
How many Mooring Lines does USS Essex LHD-2 currently utilized normally and what is their break down?
-14 total Mooring Lines

-4 Forward
-4 Aft
-3 Mooring Stations with 2 lines each (6)
As OOD what are the requirements for Low Visibility Detail?
1. Muster Duty Supply
2. 6 People Required: 2 Forward, 2 Aft, 2 Rovers
3. Post at 4,000 yds visibility
4 Ring bells & gongs at 2,000 yds visibility
5. Rapid ringing of bell forward for 5 seconds followed by rapid gonging aft for 5 seconds at two minute intervals.
There is a fire in 02-89-2-C Radio Central how do you as the OOD call this out over the 1MC?
“FIRE, FIRE, FIRE. CLASS (ALFA, BRAVO, CHARLIE, DELTA) FIRE IN COMPARTMENT 02-89-2-C Radio Central AWAY THE INPORT FIRE PARTY/
PROVIDE FROM REPAIR 7 ALL HANDS STAND CLEAR OF LADDERS AND PASSAGE WAYS.” (Repeat)
After the rapid ringing for the fire in 02-89-2-C how many bells are needed to distinguish the appropriate frame number?
2 Bells.
If there was a Toxic Gas Leak how would you as the OOD call this away?
“TOXIC GAS LEAK, TOXIC GAS LEAK, TOXIC GAS LEAK. TOXIC GAS LEAK IN (COMPARTMENT NUMBER/NAME). AWAY THE (AT-SEA FIRE PARTY/IN PORT EMERGENCY TEAM) , PROVIDE FROM REPAIR
(NUMBER). ALL HANDS NOT INVOLVED STAND CLEAR OF LADDERS AND PASSAGEWAYS IN THE EFFECTED AREA.” (Repeat)
How many Quarterdecks are there on-board USS Essex?
6 Total

1. ACOM Ladder
2. PORT Ramp
3. STBD Ramp
4. PORT Side Elevator
5. STBD Side Elevator
6. Bridge
Name all the alarms present on the Quarterdeck?
1. AFFF
2. Halon
3. C02
4. Magazine High Temp Alarm
5. Flooding
6. Intrusion
7. Additional: General, Chemical, and collision alarms.
Describe the colors and the meaning of the 1st Sub?
The 1st Sub is yellow and blue. The 1st Sub represents CPR-11 is not on-board.
Describe the colors and the meaning of the 2nd Sub?
The colors are 1/2 blue and white and the meaning is that the Chief of Staff is absent / not on-board.
Describe the colors and the meaning of the 3rd Sub?
The colors are white black white and the meaning is that the CO is absent / not on-board.
What flag is used to recall all personnel?
The Papa flag.
Describe the colors, different types of KILO, and the meaning for KILO?
The colors are 1/2 yellow and blue and the meaning used for men working aloft.

KILO men working aloft.

KILO ONE for men working over the side.

KILO THREE both.
IRT Flags and Pennants what does at the Dip mean and Hauled up mean?
At the Dip means ready to receive.
Hauled up means make your approach.
How many Repair Lockers does USS BONHOMME RICHARD LHD 6 have? Name all the Repair Lockers and also what is the general location of each Repair Locker?
On board USS BONHOMME RICHARD LHD 6 there are a total of 11 Repair Lockers.

1H Hanger Bay Port Side
2A Next to CMC Office P-Way
2F Near Gym 02 Level
2M Next to Post Office (#2 DCC)
3 Aft Stbd Side Hanger Bay
4 Port Side Scullery
5A Hanger Bay CO's Ladderwell
5M Stbd Side Wind Tunnel
6F O-Country Near DCA Stateroom
7A DCON Station 5
# R/A Upper V Hydrolic Shop
As OOD / POOW / MOOW what are some basic steps when reporting information?
ALWAYS get the

-Who made the report Rank/Name
-What is the emergency or subject
-Where what space / location / compartment number
-When did issue start and how long has it lasted
-Why does anyone know what caused issue to occur
-How is the situation or person being handled and can individual reporting issue assist
What are the 5 Basic steps for Mainspace issues?
1. Secure Quarterdeck.
2. Notify Base Fire Station / other ships as required.
3. Establish communications with EOOW/EDO and Repair Locker.
4. Ensure Duty Section Leader musters all personnel not on IET (Inport Emergency Team) or SSDF
5. Await further instructions
How many Repair Lockers does USS ESSEX LHD-2 have on the 01 Level?
USS ESSEX LHD-2 has 7 Repair Lockers on the 01 Level.
How many Repair Lockers does USS ESSEX LHD-2 have on the 02 Level?
USS ESSEX LHD-2 has 3 Repair Lockers on the 02 Level.
As OOD / POOW list what is required to be completed when there is a Loss of Firemain?
1. Concern is flooding / loss of ability to fight fires.
2. Announce "SMOKING LAMP IS OUT DUE TO LOSS OF FIREMAIN, NO CHIPPING/GRINDING, CEASE ALL HOTWORK"
Describe the flag used for Ammo, Fuel, or dangerous cargo.
Describe and name the flag used for Divers over the side?
Code Alpha Pennant which is Red and White in addition to a White and Blue Flag.
Describe the Charlie flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The Charlie Flag is Red, White, and Blue and means yes or affirmative.
Describe the Delta flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The Delta Flag is Yellow and blue and means I am maneuvering with difficulty, keep clear.
Describe the Echo flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The Echo Flag is half blue and half red and means directing my course to starboard.
Describe the Foxtrot flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The Foxtrog flag is Red and white and is used for flight operations.
Describe the Juliet flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The Juliet flag is blue and white and means that I am on fire and dangerous cargo keep clear.
Describe the Lima flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The Lima flag is black and yellow and means unit is in a HERO Condition.
Describe the November flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The November flag is blue and white similar to a checkers board and means no visual guard.
Describe the Oscar flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The Oscar flag is yellow and red and used for Man Overboard.
Describe the Prep flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The Prep flag is yellow and green and is used for preparative purposes. Ex: prior to Morning Colors, prior to Evening colors.
Describe the Quebec flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The Quebec flag is solid yellow and used for Boat Recall.
Describe the Starboard Pennant its colors, and what it is used for?
The Starboard Pennant is green white green. It is used to show which unit is the (SOPA) Senior Officer Present Afloat.
Describe the Uniform flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The Uniform flag is Red and White and means you are running into danger.
Describe the Victor flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The Victor flag is a Red "X" with a White background and means I require assistance.
Describe the Golf flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The Golf flag is Blue and Yellow stripes vertical and is used for UNREP for Delivery ship.
Describe the Hotel flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The Hotel flag is used for
Helo Operations = Helo-1
Code Hotel = Pilot on board.
Describe the Romeo flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The Romeo flag is a Yellow cross with a Red back ground and means coming alongside during underway.
Describe the Sierra flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The Sierra flag has a White background with a blue square in the middle and means Flag hoist drill.
Describe the Tango flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The Tango flag is Red, White, and Blue stripes and means to do not pass ahead.
Describe the Whiskey flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The Whiskey flag is a Blue, White, and Red squares inside each other and means require Medical Assistance.
Describe the X-ray flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The X-ray flag has a Blue cross with a White background and means stop carrying out duties and watch for signal.
Describe the Zulu flag its colors, and what it is used for?
The Zulu flag is Black, Yellow, Blue, and Red triangles and means I am in EMCON.
What does IET stand for?
Inport Emergency Team.
What does SSDF stand for?
Ship's Self Defense Force.
If there is a loss of Firemain what do you as the OOD have to be concerned with?
-Concern is flooding/loss of ability to fight fires.
-Announce "SMOKING LAMP IS OUT DUE TO LOSS OF FIREMAIN, NO CHIPPING/GRINDING, CEASE ALL HOTWORK"
-Notify CDO/Duty Eng
-Light off another firepump. If not possible, light off P-250/P-100 or obtain firemain from pier or nearby ship.
-If firemain is down for extended period, announce securing of flushing throughout ship.
-Notify ships nearby
-Notify base fire dept
-Log in Deck Log (POOW)
As OOD Explain how to deal with a Man Down?
-Pass over the 1MC "MAN DOWN, MAN DOWN, AWAY THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE TEAM AWAY. LAY TO COMPARTMENT 02-89-2-C RADIO CENTRAL." Repeat
How many AFFF Stations are onboard USS Essex?
6 AFFF Stations which are all on the 01 Level.
How many Fire Pumps does USS Essex have on-board and what is the break down from Electric to Steam?
-There are 12 total Fire Pumps
on-board USS Essex.
-8 Electric
-4 Steam
How many bells does an O-4 get that is the CO of an MCM?
2 Bells and no stinger.
How many bells does an O-5/O-6 get?
-4 Bells and depending if they are embarked a stinger.
-If unknown go over 1MC as "STAFF GANGWAY."
How many bells does a 1-2 Star get?
6 Bells.
How many bells does a 3-4 Star get?
8 Bells.
How many side boys are required for an O-6?
4 sideboys.
What is an easy way to remember the number of side boys required for each Rank?
The number of sideboys is equal to the number of bells that each rank receives. Ex: O-4 gets 2 Bells.
Explain Boat Hails during the day time?
Boat Hails during the day are conducted by a Clenched Fist raised and replies will be the number of fingers held up from boat.
Explain Boat Hails during the night time?
Boat Hails during the night are conducted by calling out Boat Ahoy and then the response will be in words or phrase of person's rank.
What does a A Flag Staff with a Spread Eagle mean IRT boat markings?
It means that Secretaries of the Navy, Army, Air Force, CNO, or Commandant of the Marine Corps is on-board boat.
What does a A Flag Staff with a Halberd mean IRT boat markings?
It means that a Flag Officer or General Office is on boat. Device is like a spike and ax.
What does a A Flag Staff with a Ball mean IRT boat markings?
It means that an Officer with a grade of O-6 is on-board boat.
What does a A Flag Staff with a Star mean IRT boat markings?
It means that an Officer with a grade of O-5 is on-board boat.
What does a A Flag Staff with a Flat Truck mean IRT boat markings?
It means that an Officer with a grade below O-5 is on-board boat.
IRT Gigs what color hull would a boat be if a Spread Eagle Flag Staff was displayed upon boat approach?
Green and Black
IRT Gigs what color hull would a boat be if a Halberd Flag Staff was displayed upon boat approach?
Green and Black
IRT Gigs what color hull would a boat be if a Ball Flag Staff was displayed upon boat approach?
Gray and Red
IRT Gigs what color hull would a boat be if a Star Flag Staff was displayed upon boat approach?
Gray and Red
IRT Gigs what color hull would a boat be if a Flat Truck Flag Staff was displayed upon boat approach?
Gray and Black
As OOD when are Boat Officers required?
-On first run in port
-Sunset to Sunrise
-Inclement Weather
-When directed by local regulations
-If large rowdy liberty parties are expected
Is there any Pennant that can go above the Ensign?
Yes, the Church Pennant can go above the Ensign.
As OOD describe what Dress Ship is?
Dress Ship is:

-Holiday Ensign
-Holiday Jack
-Daily Ensign from each mast
As OOD describe Full Dress?
Full Dress is All Holiday Flags and all signal flags in order from A to Z from fore to aft.
What is the Watch Routine for OOD watch 0400-0800?
-Observe sunrise, log it
-Break flags/pennants
-Secure lights
-1MC announcements start at reveille
-Check tides, lines, weather, etc.
-Check flags
-0735 muster the Color Guard/Detail
What is the Watch Routine for OOD watch 0800-1200?
-0745 Post Color Guard/Detail
-0755 First Call to Colors. No announcements unless emergency.
-0800 Colors
-Uncase QD Flaggs
-Inspect flags/pennants
-Daily reports must be made ready by 1115. 1130 MOOW presents reports and requests permission to strike 8 bells.
What is the Watch Routine for OOD watch 1200-1600?
-Ensure daily reports delivered and permission received to strike 8 bells.
-Strike 8 bells.
What is the Watch Routine for OOD watch 1600-2000?
-Observe sunset and annotate in Deck Log.
-Pier Sweepers
-Colors (post Color Guard/detail 15 min prior)
-Cover QD Flags.
As OOD what do you do if Pumping of the Bilges is required?
-Main concern is spills.
-Pump into barge or donut only.
-No discharge of oil or oily waste within 50 nm of land.
-Eng will post watch with SPP prior to pumping.
-Pass word "CEASE ALL PUMPING" if spill is suspected.
-Notify CDO / Section Leader.
-Log it.
As OOD what items need to be checked when dealing with Light-Off preparations?
-Notify CDO.
-Ensure no personnel working aloft in vicinity of stacks.
-Ensure stack covers removed.
-Obtain CO/CDO permission to light fires.
-Log it.
As OOD what do you need to do when dealing with Loss of Electrical Power?
-Main concern is breach of security, fire, and flooding.
-Call away security alert if cause is unknown.
-Pass word for duty electrician.
-Notify CDO
-Notify other ships and fire dept.
-If shore power is cause, notify PWD to determine actual cause and an ETR.
-Log it.
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As OOD what do you need to do when Jacking the Main Engines?
-Notify CDO.
-Ensure no divers or swimmers in water.
-Ensure screws not fouled.
-Ensure no personnel are working over the side.
-Ensure Duty Eng informs QD upon completion.
-Log start/stop times.
As OOD what do you do for a Man Overboard?
-Pass word/hoist Oscar/six blasts or whistles.
"MAN OVERBOARD, MAN OVERBOARD, (STBD,PORT) SIDE.
-Throw life ring/line
-Keep man in sight.
-Provide swimmer if required.
-Get help from nearby ships.
-Man duty boat crew.
-Notify/assist CDO.
-Log it.