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The following is an example of compartment designation for a ship: Number 2-175-7-A 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 designation—it REVIEW 2 QUESTIONS Q1.   Identify the following compartment designation number: 01-56-2-Q Q2.   Label the following areas on the ship. indicates  this  type  of  ship  is  a  multipurpose  aircraft carrier. The ship’s 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  ship’s  hull  number  never  changes  unless  its designation also changes and not always then. NOTE Official designations for various types of ships are  contained  in  appendix  III,  titled  Ship’s Classification. 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 ship’s size, armament, speed, class, and categories. 8-13 Student Notes: Second deck2 Frame Number175 Fourth compartment to starboard from the centerline7 Compartment usage (stowage)A SHIP IDENTIFICATION a. 04 d.    Platform b. Main deck e.    Machinery space c. Third deck



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