relation to watch-standing duties. Having well-trained
and competent watch standers would be useless without
a means of relaying information. You also learned how
bearings are reported.
Every person in the Navy has, at one time or
another, been assigned some type of watch. Your safety,
and that of your shipmates, depends on how well you
execute these duties. Just one moment of inattention
could mean the difference between a shipmate that has
fallen overboard being recovered or lost. A minute of
slacking off as a fog lookout may be the difference in
reaching home port safely or being involved in a
collision at sea. No watch is more or less important than
others. Every watch on board your ship or station is
interdependent. The safety of all crew members
depends upon each watch stander carrying out his or her
assigned duties in a proper military fashion and
according to the eleven orders of the sentry.
REVIEW 1 ANSWERS
A1. The three main reasons for a ship to stand watch
A2. The ships organized plan for action is located in
the battle bill.
The division officer and division chief are
responsible for assigning qualified personnel to
stations and entering their names on the Watch,
Quarter, and Station Bill.
A4. The condition on the right matches the battle
station situation on the left.
When relieving a watch, you should arrive at
your station 15 minutes ahead of time.
A6. The ships bell is usually restricted to the hours
between reveille and taps.
6 bells are sounded at 0700.
A8. The type of the watches for the times listed.
The purpose of the dog watch is to rotate
Most Sailors stand security watches.
The watch system is divided into (a) underway
and (b) in-port watches.
A12. Security watches
a. prevent sabotage
b. protect property from theft
c. prevent access to restricted areas
d. protect personnel
The QMOW maintains the ships deck log while
The fog lookout normally stands in the bow
where approaching ships can better be seen
A15. Normally, an after steering watch is stood under
the following conditions:
a. General quarters
b. Under way replenishment
A special watch
used by gunfire
The normal wartime
All battle stations
a. 0000 to 0400
b 0400 to 0800
c. 0800 to 1200
d. 1200 to 1600
e. 1600 to 1800
First dog watch
f. 1800 to 2000
Second dog watch
g. 2000 to 2400