reaches the shipyard, and they hold a pre-arrival conference
with the ships officers and the TYCOMs representative.
When the results of a pre-arrival inspection, or other
firm information, are available, the planning department
prepares job orders based on ship work requests. It also
prepares a list of the materials needed to do the job or a
budget figure if no list is available. Then they send the
job order and material list to the production department
where the repair division adds key operation dates and
material required dates (MRD).
Sometimes there is a need for work that could not
be foreseen and the planning department issues work
request supplements to cover those situations. These
supplements are restricted and should be used only
The planning department prepares allowance lists,
such as the COSAL, for newly constructed ships, and
corrects existing allowance lists for ships for which the
shipyard is the home yard. These are lists of equipment
components, repair parts, or material needed to operate,
maintain, and repair the ship for specified periods of
time. They are based on plans, material requisitions, or
individual job orders related to the ships equipment.
The planning departments design division issues
procedures to carry out tests of equipment and work.
(The combat systems office and nuclear engineering
department conduct their own tests.) The procedures
include any special measures and safety precautions and
an outline of the reports to be made on the test results.
Each ship undergoing overhaul assigns inspectors and
representatives from each department to inspect work
and witness tests, since these are a responsibility of the
commanding officer as outlined in U. S. Navy
PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT (SHOPS)
The production department is made up of all of the
shops in a naval shipyard and is supervised by the
production officer. Each shop is a unit that is assigned
specific work, usually by trade. Most shops are assigned
to the production department, but they usually do work
for the entire yard. (The transportation, power plant, and
maintenance shops are assigned to the public works
department.) Figure 9-4 shows the organization of a
typical production department.
Each shop in the production department is assigned
to a shop group consisting of one or more shops. Each
shop group has a civilian superintendent who is
responsible for the organization, administration,
personnel training, and general supervision of his shop
group. A civilian superintendent is in charge of each
Figure 9-2.-Organization of a typical naval shipyard.