CANVAS SHOP. These personnel fabricate
miscellaneous canvas covers, awnings, and boat cloths,
and they repair furniture using leather and cloth fabrics.
DIVING LOCKER. These personnel inspect the
underwater portion of the hull and prepare the
underwater hull reports for the repair officer. They also
replace propellers on destroyers and small ships and
repair or replace other items underwater as needed. They
clean propellers, sonar domes, sea chests, and large
injection valves; clear fouled propellers and sea chests;
and maintain the diving boat and diving equipment in
repair and operational readiness.
Machinery Repair Division
The machinery repair division consists of the inside
machine shop, the outside machine shop, the boiler
shop, and the foundry shop. We will explain each of
them in the following paragraphs.
INSIDE MACHINE SHOP. These personnel
repair or fabricate mechanical parts that require work
done on machine shop tools and equipment. They do
metal plating and engraving, and they test metals to
determine their characteristics. They also handle
alterations designated for forces afloat.
OUTSIDE MACHINE SHOP. These personnel
shop test and repair all types of machinery used in naval
ships. They also handle alterations designated for forces
BOILER SHOP. These personnel shop test,
inspect, and repair boilers of naval ships.
FOUNDRY SHOP. These personnel pour
castings of various metals to produce repair parts and
whole items used on the ship.
Electrical Repair Division
The electrical repair division consists of the electric
shop, the gyro shop, the printing shop, and the photo
ELECTRIC SHOP. These personnel inspect,
test, repair, and make adjustments to nearly all electrical
equipment, and they also handle electrical alterations
designated for forces afloat.
Electronics Repair Division
The electronics repair division consists of the
electronics shop and the calibration shop.
ELECTRONICS SHOP. These personnel align
and repair all types of electronic equipment, make field
changes, and maintain an electronics publications
CALIBRATION SHOP. These personnel repair
and calibrate most test equipment used on naval ships.
SHIP REPAIR FACILITIES
Most SRFs are located outside the continental
United States. They are supervised by naval officers
who are assisted by enlisted and U.S. civilian personnel.
Other personnel are citizens of the country where the
SRF is located. An SRF has drydocks and shops that can
handle nearly all ship repair work. They normally
handle voyage repairs and overhauls of ships that are
based in the area. They do not do new construction.
SRF organization is based on standard naval
shipyard organization modified for local conditions.
Figure 9-1 shows a typical SRF organization.
ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL
An SRF is under the control of a commanding
officer, usually a captain. It is part of a fleet or
shore-based activity that exercises military command.
The SRF staff includes a planning officer, an
administrative officer, a management engineering
officer, and sometimes a general manager for civilian
personnel who acts only as an advisor. An SRF provides
logistic support including drydock overhaul, repair,
alteration, and conversion of naval ships and service
craft, and ships and craft of other U.S. government
departments as assigned. They also perform voyage
repairs and related work and they install and maintain
shore-based electronic equipment and provide technical
assistance to assigned naval activities.
PLANNING AND ESTIMATING (P&E)
The planning department is under the direction of
the planning officer who is a senior engineering duty
(ED) officer. It does all planning, estimating, designing,
scheduling, and reporting. It is patterned after those in
naval shipyards but on a smaller scale.
The P&E superintendents billets are tilled by ED
officers. They include a senior P&E superintendent,
assistant superintendents for material and finance, and
other related military and civilian positions depending
on the amount of work done at the SRF. The planning
department is the first point of contact for a customer