NOTE: Flag officers and unit commanders
embarked and commanding officers are the only
personnel who must be logged out and in on leave.
1100 USS CANNOLI (FF 1056) got under way and
stood out of the harbor.
1130 USS SPRUANCE (DD 963) stood into the
harbor and anchored (in Berth D-3) (moored
alongside Pier 4).
1300 USS CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG 2) got under
way from alongside this ship and anchored in
1600 USS SEMMES (DDG 18) stood in and moored
alongside (to port) outboard of USS SIERRA
REPORTS.Besides the ships deck log, you will
have other logs, records, and reports to keep track of or
initial when they are presented to you upon completion
of a specific event. Remember, when a log is presented
to you for your initials, do not sign it just so that you
will not be bothered for another hourlook over the
figures and see if there are any indications of problems.
When you have read the log and understand it, initial or
sign in the correct area. If you have questions, ask
them. Do not take thats the way it has always been,
for an answer if you suspect that there is a problem.
Remember, the watch is yours and you are a
representative of the commanding officer.
The following are some of the logs that you may
come in contact with while the POOW. You may
receive from different departments logs in the form of
hard copy reports to be forwarded to the OOD, CDO,
XO, and so forth.
Security clearance list. This is a list, signed by
the commanding officer, of all the clearances of the
ships company and all authorized personnel cleared to
work on your ship or unit.
Passdown log. This log is used to pass pertinent
information along to each watch stander. The log
contains information on policy changes and routine
items, such as liberty call times. It is useful as a reminder
of out-of-the-ordinary events in the watch routine.
Weapons custody log. This log is used primarily
for logging the turnover of the weapons used by watch
standers. Each weapon is signed in and out along with the
correct count of ammunition turned over to each watch.
Sounding and security log. This is a report of the
readings taken by the sounding and security patrol. The
log is filled out on an irregular time basis. The security
patrol never makes a patrol at the same time of the hour.
Vehicle log. This log is used to record the daily
routine maintenance and use of all government vehicles.
It contains a list of all authorized drivers for your ship or
Visitors log. This log contains a verified list of all
visitors that are expected to arrive aboard your ship or
unit. It will indicate if the visitor will need an escort or
Most of these logs, records, and reports are located
in the quarterdeck area and are vital to the everyday
functions of the ship. Some of the logs may contain the
only indication that something is wrong. Be alert and
look at all your logs carefully. Remember, the OOD
and ultimately your shipmates are relying on you,
while you are on watch, to keep the command safe.
When is the POOW the primary enlisted
assistant to the OOD?
On watch on the bridge
On watch in battle conditions
At times deck logs may be used in which
of the following legal actions?
All of the above
The overall responsibility for the deck log
belongs to the