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					NSCC SEAMAN MODULE ONE

     WATCHES




       By ENS MATTHEW LANDRY, NSCC
 USS JOSEPH P KENNEDY, JR (DD 850) DIVISION



                                              FOR USE WITH NAVEDTRA 14067
                  Enabling Objectives

 •    Identify types of watches aboard ship
 •    Identify readiness conditions aboard ship
 •    Explain duties and watches of a messenger
 •    Describe the duties of underway bridge team
      members




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                              1. Watches

 • When assigned to a watch, you are responsible for
   proper performance of all duties
       – Remain alert
       – Be prepared for emergency
       – Require all subordinates to be attentive
 • Inform the Officer of the Deck (OOD), Boatswain’s
   Mate of the Watch (BMOW) or the petty officer of
   the watch (POOW) of matters about the watch




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                          Watches, ctd.

 • You may decline to relieve the watch
       – Only if you feel it is justified
       – Report this to the OOD
 • Do not leave your post until relieved or secured by
   proper authority




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                     Types of Watches

 • Designed to keep the ship operational 24 hours a day
 • Most watches are 4 hours long

       0000     –   0400:     MIDWATCH
       0400     –   0800:     MORNING WATCH
       0800     –   1200:     FORENOON WATCH
       1200     –   1600:     AFTERNOON WATCH
       1600     –   1800:     FIRST DOG WATCH
       1800     –   2000:     SECOND DOG WATCH
       2000     –   2400:     EVENING WATCH


 • Dog watches permit rotation of watches, and relief of
   personnel to eat the evening meal


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           Duties of a Watchstander

 • Report to watch 30 minutes before it begins
       – You can receive information and/or instructions from the
         person on watch
       – For night lookouts, this allows the oncoming person to
         adjust to night vision
 • “I AM READY TO RELIEVE YOU.”
       – The person then passes on any information or instructions
       – Reports to the OOD, asking permission to be relieved




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         2. Conditions of Readiness

 • Six conditions of readiness govern the type of watch aboard ship




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           3. Duties of a Messenger

 • Most messenger duties are as messenger to the
   OOD
 • You must exactly know:
       – Where to go
       – What to say
 • Repeat the message exactly
 • Carry messages quickly and directly
 • Messages for the captain or admiral should be
   delivered to his/her orderly, if assigned
 • Report delays and reasons for delay, to the OOD



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     General Rules for a Messenger

 1. Be in the prescribed uniform of the day at all
    times.
 2. Be attentive to all calls
 3. Deliver messages directly and quickly. Return at
    once to the sender and report the delivery of the
    message
 4. If unable to deliver a message, report this fact at
    once to the sender
 5. If you are sent to an officer's or chief petty
    officer's room, knock. Do not enter until you are
    told to do so


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     General Rules for a Messenger

 6. Before going to meals or to the head, obtain
    permission from the petty officer of the watch
 7. Unseamanlike conduct, skylarking, or other such
    behavior is never permitted
 8. Remain covered in officer country. Salute the
    officer to whom a message is addressed
 9. Uncover before entering the wardroom or chiefs
    mess unless you are on watch and wearing the
    duty belt
 10.Uncover if you enter any area where a meal is in
    process, even if you are wearing the duty belt


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                       In-Port Watches

 • Messenger of the Watch
       – Underway: Stationed on the bridge
       – In port: Stationed on the quarterdeck




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               Telephone Procedures

 • Answer the phone quickly
 • Speak immediately to the person calling
       –   Identify your command
       –   Identify yourself
       –   Identify your position
       –   Inform the person that the line is UNSECURED
 • Eliminates uncertainty
 • Do not keep other conversations during a phone
   call
       – Discourteous
       – Information heard this way could be damaging to national
         security



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                               Side Boys

 • Stand watch from 0800 to sunset except mealtime
   and general drills
 • Wear a clean dress uniform of the day and keep
   neat in appearance
 • Keep close to the quarterdeck at all times (to hear
   side boy’s call
 • Follow proper procedure




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                      Security Watches

 • May be assigned at the discretion of the CO
 • Keep OOD informed by hourly reports
       –   Maintain continuous patrols above and below decks
       –   Check classified stowage
       –   Be alert for evidence of sabotage, theft and hazard
       –   Check security of weapons magazines
       –   Inspect damage control closures
       –   Check disbursing office and spaces containing public funds
       –   Check ship’s store and storerooms




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       4. Shipboard Underway Watches

 • Personnel assigned to watch-standing duties are
   entrusted with the safety and proper operation of
   the ship
       – Watchstanders who fail to understand responsibility have
         caused collision, grounding and loss of ship
       – Watchstanders who DO understand responsibility have
         saved serious damage and loss of life




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      OFFICER OF THE DECK (OOD)

 • Designated by the CO to be in charge of the ship
 • Reports directly to the CO for safe navigation and
   general operation
 • Reports to XO for ship’s routine
 • Reports to the Navigator on sighting landmarks and
   course/speed changes




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          JUNIOR OFFICER OF THE DECK
         (JOOD) AND CONNING OFFICER

 • Principal assistant to the OOD
 • Stands watch in the pilothouse
 • May be stationed in the open bridge during
   complex maneuvers




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          Boatswain’s Mate of the Watch
                    (BMOW)

 • Assist the OOD in carrying out the ship’s routine
 • Supervises the watch team
       – Ensures all deck watch stations are manned
       – All previous watches are relieved
       – Oncoming watch is in proper uniform
 • Stands watch on the bridge




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   Quartermaster of the Watch (QMOW)

 • Reports to the OOD
       – Changes in weather
       – Temperature and barometer readings
 •    Must be qualified helmsman
 •    Assists OOD in navigation
 •    Enters data in ship’s log
 •    Executes sunrise/sunset procedures




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                              Helmsman

 • Must complete personnel qualification standards
   (PQS) for helmsman and be qualified by the
   Navigator
 • Repeat orders word-for-word
 • Report when you have carried out an order




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                         Lee Helmsman

 • Qualified stand-by who regularly relieves the
   helmsman
 • Stands watch at the Engine Order Telegraph (EOT)
       – Rings up Conning Officer’s orders to the engine room




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           Other Underway Watches

 • Fog Watch
       – Stationed in fog or reduced visibility
       – Stood in locations where approaching ships can be best
         seen or heard (forecastle all the way forward)
 • Lifeboat Watch
 • Lookout/Sound-powered phone talker watch
       – Relieved hourly
       – Trained by the CIC officer, supervised by the OOD




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                                           Questions?




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