ship under way according to the general degree of
readiness in effect. The type commander prescribes the
format for each warming-up schedule. (A sample
engine-room warming-up schedule is shown in fig 4-1.)
The scheduled times relative to the time of reporting
ready are printed on the form. You should enter the
required and actual clock times in pencil. In figure 4-1,
the column titled ALLOWED shows the time (relative
to reporting ready) scheduled for each operation. The
second column is the projected time sequence for each
operation to be carried out to meet the underway time.
The third column is the actual time required for each
The warming-up schedule is a proven way to
minimize confusion, establish orderly procedures, and
provide assurance that the steps will be performed in the
proper sequence. You can use them without regard for
the experience of the personnel involved. The engineer
officer examines completed warming-up schedules and
disposes of them according to the type commanders
Warming-up schedules are not required on ships
governed by the Engineering Operational Sequencing
System (EOSS). However, the engineer officer may
prefer to use the schedules for his own purposes or files.
Figure 4-1.-A sample warming-up schedule for an engine room.