Access closures are numbered in the same manner
as compartments, except that the letter designating
usage is omitted.
Learning Objectives: When you finish this chapter,
you will be able to
Identify major types of ships to include their size,
armament, armor, speed, class, and category.
Identify types of warships to include aircraft
carriers, surface combatants, submarines, and
other types of combatants.
Identify auxiliary types of ships to include
replenishment-at-sea ships, material support
ships, and fleet support ships.
Identify the purpose and use of combatant craft.
Identify the purpose and use of support craft.
Name and designation identify each Navy ship. In
the name USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), for example, USS
means United States ship; CV is the designationit
REVIEW 2 QUESTIONS
Q1. Identify the following compartment designation
Q2. Label the following areas on the ship.
indicates this type of ship is a multipurpose aircraft
The ships identifying or hull number is a
general indication of the number of ships of the same
type that have been built. (There are gaps in the
sequence of numbers of most types because of the
cancellation of shipbuilding orders, particularly at the
end of World War II.) A ships hull number never
changes unless its designation also changes and not
Official designations for various types of ships
are contained in appendix III, titled Ships
TERMS USED IN SHIP IDENTIFICATION
The terms you will learn in this chapter will help
you identify ships. Some of the terms you will learn are
ships size, armament, speed, class, and categories.
Fourth compartment to starboard
from the centerline7
Compartment usage (stowage)A