REVIEW 1 QUESTIONS
Q1. The damage control organization is divided into
what two main parts?
Q2. What is the purpose of the administrative phase
Q3. Who is responsible to maintain properly trained
DCPOs, repair parties, and repair locker
Q4. Who is the senior person assigned as team leader
Q5. What person is responsible for making sure that
all battle lanterns, dog wrenches, spanners, and
other damage control equipment are in place and
in a usable condition within their division?
Q6. Before anyone can enter a poorly ventilated
space or void, who must certify the space as safe?
Learning Objectives: When you finish this chapter,
you will be able to
Recognize the battle organization of damage
Recall the location and contents of shipboard
damage control lockers.
The battle phase starts when the ship has received
actual damage. The DCA coordinates the efforts of the
repair parties from damage control central (DCC).
These efforts may include fighting fires, flooding,
controlling the ships stability, and repairing battle
damage. Repair party personnel also use CBR defense
measures (CBR is covered in chapter 13).
PURPOSE OF THE BATTLE
Once the ship has been damaged, the ships damage
control battle organization is responsible for restoring
the ship to as near normal operation as possible. The
organization varies somewhat from one ship to another,
depending on the size, type, and mission of the ship.
However, the same basic principles apply to all battle
The DCA is responsible, under the engineer officer,
for the ships survivability systems. The DCAs
responsibilities include control of damage; control of
stability, list, and trim; fighting fires; restoration from
damage; medical casualty response; and CBR
countermeasures. The battle station for the DCA is
DCC. The primary damage control battle organization
units are repair parties or teams. Battle dressing stations
(satellite medical stations) should be located near the
DAMAGE CONTROL CENTRAL/CENTRAL
The primary purpose of damage control central
(DCC) is to collect and compare reports from various
repair stations to determine the ships condition and the
corrective action to be taken. DCC is the nerve center
and directing force of the entire damage control
organization. Personnel from various shipboard
divisions man DCC. On newer class ships, the central
point for reporting is the central control station (CCS).
The CCS has the added capability of being able to
control the closing of fire zone (FZ) doors and certain
valves electronically. Also, CCS can remotely activate