large enough to engage a link of the anchor chain
with the eye-end outboard, or down, to prevent
them from hooking on the outer lip of the hawse
at the other end. This pendant is used to moor or
when they are heaved back aboard. However,
clear a hawse. Information on dip shackles and
most ships today have large rounded lips on the
proportional dimensions for the different sizes of
hawsepipes, making it unlikely that a reversed
chain are given in NSTM, chapter 581.
swivel will catch.
Anchor Chain Markings
CHAIN CABLE JACKS. A cable jack (fig.
The detachable links of anchor chain are painted
7-9), consisting of a lever mounted on an axle
red, white, or blue as follows: red, to indicate 15
and two wheels, is used to handle anchor chain in
fathoms; white, 30 fathoms; blue, 45 fathoms; red, 60
sizes 2 3/4 inches and above. It is used to pick the
fathoms; white, 75 fathoms; and so on.
chain up to pass a chain stopper. A pinch-point
At the 15-fathom mark, one link on each side of the
crowbar type anchor bar is issued for smaller
detachable link is painted white, and one turn of wire is
sizes of chain.
wrapped securely around each stud. At the 30-fathom
mark, two links on each side of the detachable link are
CLEAR HAWSE PENDANT. A clear hawse
painted white, and two turns of wire are wrapped around
pendant is a wire rope pendant, 5 to 15 fathoms
each of the last white studs. At the 45-fathom mark,
long, with a thimble at one end and a pelican
three links on each side of the detachable link are
hook attached to a length of open-link chain
painted white, and three turns of wire are wrapped
fitted in a thimble at the other end. It is used in
around each of the last white studs. At the 60-fathom
clearing a hawse fouled by the anchor chain.
mark, four links on each side of the detachable link are
painted white, and four turns of wire are wrapped
DIP ROPE. A dip rope is a fiber rope pendant,
around each of the last white studs, and so on, for each
fitted at one end with a thimble and a dip shackle
Figure 7-10.--Clear hawse pendant.