· Receive and evaluate information from all
Repair Parties and Teams
· Inform command control of conditions affecting
the material condition of the ship, including buoyancy,
Repair party officers should take charge of
activities in their area of responsibility after damage is
list, trim, stability, and watertight integrity.
sustained. They should keep DCC informed of the
· Initiate orders to repair parties, as necessary, to
situation. There are certain repair parties that may be
direct the control of damage.
subdivided to provide adequate protection for large
· Keep command control informed of such factors
areas. Sometimes prescribed responsibilities may be
the joint responsibility of two or more repair parties.
as progress in combating damage, fire, and flooding; the
W h e n r e p a i r p a r t i e s a r e s u b d iv i d e d , t h ey a r e
effects of CBR attack; and significant personnel
designated by the number of the parent party followed
casualties. Evaluate the necessity of flooding the
by a letter (such as lA, lB). Table 2-1 summarizes the
magazines that are endangered by fire and recommend
repair parties and teams required by various types of
corrective action to the commanding officer. Order
repair parties to flood the necessary magazines when
ordered by the commanding officer.
repair parties must permit each party to handle the
· C o n t r o l w a t e r t i g h t i n t e g r i t y, f l o o d i n g ,
damage and casualties that occur within their assigned
counterflooding, and dewatering.
areas. Each ship must designate a repair party as
secondary DCC. Also, a complete succession for
· Post and label charts and diagrams to show the
command of damage control will be promulgated and
subdivisions of the ship and its vital piping and
posted in each repair locker. The physical location of
each repair locker, the seniority of each repair locker
· Post a casualty board in DCC to show the
officer, and the communication facilities available
should be considered when succession of command is
damage sustained by the ship visually and the corrective
action in progress. Ensure a simplified schematic is
considered necessary to ensure the effectiveness of the
maintained on the bridge for visual reference by
command control on the casualty data reported by DCC.
Repair 1 (Main Deck Repair Party).-- An
· Post a stability board to show the liquid loading,
officer or chief petty officer from a deck division is in
charge. This repair party is made up of deck division
trim caused by flooded compartments, and the
petty officers and nonrated personnel--Storekeepers,
corrective action taken with regard to stability. A liquid
Information Systems Technician, Electrician's Mates,
loading and flooding effects diagram is normally used
Hospital Corpsmen, and aviation details (except in
for this purpose.
aircraft carriers). Some engineering petty officers may
also be required.
· Prepare a list of access routes for ready shelters,
The hangar deck officer is in charge of Repair 1H,
deep shelters, electronic casualty control, and battle
also known as the hangar bays repair party. Repair 1H
is a subdivision of Repair 1. An officer or chief petty
· Prepare graphic displays to show what action
officer is assigned as an assistant for each hangar bay.
was taken to correct damage control systems and
Repair 1H is made up of petty officers and nonrated
personnel from the aviation ratings. Engineering and
deck petty officers may also be required.
· P r e p a r e d e c k p l a n s t o s h ow t h e a r e a s
R e p a i r 2 ( Fo r w a r d R e p a i r Pa r t y ) . -- A n
contaminated by CBR agents; show the locations of,
appropriately trained officer or chief petty officer is in
and safe routes to, battle dressing stations and
charge. This repair party is made up of petty officers of
the deck and engineering departments--Electrician's
· Prepare a closure log to show the state of closure
Mates, Storekeepers, Hospital Corpsmen, and
of the ship.