Arrivals and departures of the commanding
officer and executive officer and, if on board, flag
officers and civil officials
Observance of sunrise and sunset
Reports made to the OOD; for example, fuel and
water, chronometer, magazine temperatures, and
WATCH, QUARTER, AND STATION BILL
For any ship to carry out its assigned missions and
tasks, it must have an administrative organization. In the
organization, every person is assigned one or more
tasks. Personnel are trained so they can do their jobs.
The ships organized plan for action is contained in
the battle bill. The battle bill is based on the organization
manual and other publications and directives. The battle
bill contains lists of stations that must be manned during
battle and at other specified times. Using the
organization manual and the battle bill as references,
each division officer and division chief assigns qualified
personnel in the division to the stations and enters their
names on the watch, quarter, and station (WQS) bill.
The WQS bill displays in one place your duties for
each emergency and watch condition. It also shows your
administrative and operational duties.
Contents of the Watch, Quarter, and Station
The WQS bill lists, by billet number and rate,
divisional stations to be manned for various situations.
The billet number consists of either four numbers or a
letter and three numerals. The first number (or letter)
indicates the persons division; the second number
indicates the section; the last two numbers show the
persons seniority in the section. Figure 3-1 shows the
assignments for personnel in the first section of the first
Look at figure 3-1. The first column shows the billet
number. The second column shows your name. Your
bunk and locker numbers are usually the same. There are
three columns under rate: the first column shows the
Figure 3-1.Watch, quarter, and station bill.