Reports from the repair parties are carefully
checked in DCC/CCS. This is done so that immediate
action can be taken to isolate damaged systems and to
make effective emergency repairs. As reports are
received, graphic records of the damage are made on
damage control diagrams and status boards under the
direction of the DCA. For example, reports on flooding
are used to update the status boards showing the liquid
distribution (fuel and water) before the damage
occurred. With this information, the stability and
buoyancy of the ship can be estimated and necessary
corrective measures taken.
In the unlikely event DCC/CCS is destroyed or is
unable to retain control, a plan is in place to designate
repair stations to take over the responsibilities of
damage control central.
The following chart shows a variety of repair
lockers that are found on an aircraft carrier. All ships
have a minimum of repair lockers 2, 3, and 5. Each
locker has an officer or senior petty officer in charge.
The makeup of each repair party in these lockers
depends on the type of ship and the area they serve.
Repair Party Personnel
For a repair party to control battle damage
effectively, PQS-qualified personnel are assigned to
specific functions and duties. Some personnel may have
more than one assignment, depending on the number
and qualifications of personnel available. Repair party
personnel must know their own area of responsibility
along with the areas of other repair parties. The
following functions are common to all repair parties:
Make repairs to electrical and communication
circuits and rig casualty power.
Give first aid and transport injured personnel to
battle dressing stations without seriously
reducing the partys damage control capabilities.
Detect, identify, and measure radiation dose and
dose rate intensities.
Decontaminate the affected areas of nuclear,
biological, and chemical attacks.
Identify, control, and extinguish all types of fires.
Control and remove flooding water.
Evaluate and correctly report the extent of
damage in the repair parties area of
responsibility, to include maintaining
Deck plans showing location of CBR
contamination, location of battle dressing
decontamination stations, and safe routes to
Graphic display boards showing damage
and action taken to correct disrupted or
damaged systems, using standard DC
symbology and plotting techniques.
Make emergency repairs to various piping
Be familiar with all damage control fittings in
the assigned area, such as watertight doors,
hatches, scuttles, ventilation systems, and
Control and clean up hazardous material spills.
Location or Function
Main deck repair
Gallery deck and island structure
Electronic casualty control