Boatswain's Mate

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A person who makes BM3 is thought of as a supervisor rather than a worker. What is the most important aspect of this change?

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A supervisor is responsible for the output, safety, and well-being of the personnel who work for him/her.

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When working over the side, a sailor's safety line should NEVER be secured to what object?

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Boatswain's Mate chair, gantline, stage or stageline, rungs of ladder or lifeline.

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What is generally wrong with most new navy issue and commercial boatswain's pipes?

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The pee is too open.

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1-6

What call consists of two slurred veer calls?

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"(Four side boys) Tend the side"

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Before the Boatswain's Mate of the watch passes any routine calls, he/she must check with the OOD to see if there are any modifications included in the ______________.

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Standing orders only.

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As a Boatswain's Mate, what type of ceremony is used for a ship terminating service in the Navy?

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Decommissioning.

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When a vice admiral is going to visit your ship in an official function, how many side boys do you need?

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8.

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How many side boys are used for the Secretary of the Navy?

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8.

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A total of how many side boys should be paraded as the mayor of a city is piped over the side after an official visit?

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4.

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One of the advantages of braided lines over twisted (rope-laid) ropes is that they do not flex open to admit dirt. This characteristic is also a disadvantage because they are braided so tightly that _________.

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Interior strands cannot be inspected readily.

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2-1

What conditions is an indication that a natural fiber line has deteriorated as a result of age or expense?

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Yellow or brown color.

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2-4

Tattletale cords are made of what size lines?

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6-thread manila.

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Which knot is used to take the load off a weak spot in the line?

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Sheepshank.

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What type of seizing would you use if the marriage of lines is to be under little or no strain?

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Flat.

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2-38

How many consecutive pairs of cover strands are counted off between points "R" and "T"?

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8.

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2-17

Which NSTM chapter would give you a comprehensive list of precautions in the use of fiber, synthetic, and wire rope?

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613.

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When lines are used on double bitts, figure eights reduce the rope strength by what percent?

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25%.

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2-4

Which number size is the heaviest weight of canvas?

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No. 1.

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3-9

What is the best way to repair a winch cover if a grommet tears out?

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Sew a patch over the spot and put in another grommet.

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3-10

If the canvas article you are making requires metal grommets having a 3/4-inch inside diameter, which of the following types should you use?

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Spur type #6; or eyelet and ring type #6

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What type of ladder is rigged out and lowered to provide for boarding or leaving an anchored ship?

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An accommodation.

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3-1

What is used to protect the side of a ship from contact with a pier or another ship?

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Fenders.

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3-4

How far from the block through which the line passes shall a person stand when handling a line?

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6 ft.

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3-9

What size width does single-ply belting leather come in?

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1 to 6 in.

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Why were stockless anchors adopted for use aboard U.S. Navy vessels?

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They are easy to stow.

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Why are detachable links stamped with the same number on all the parts?

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To ensure identification and proper assembly.

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What person is in charge of the forecastle when personnel are anchoring and weighing anchor?

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First lieutenant.

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4-9

When the ship is anchored, why is it standard practice to have a detachable link located just inboard of the riding stopper?

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So that a detachable link is readily accessible for the use in slipping the anchor chain in an emergency.

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What is the required towline for the Williams target tow sled?

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4,500 feet of 1-inch diameter double-braided nylon rope.

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What type of salvage consists of salvaging ships, removing wreckage, and general salvage work in harbors?

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Harbor salvage.

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What is the adequate distance you put an empty oil drum on a buoy wire so it will float to the other ship?

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60 to 65 ft.

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4-23

The allowance for boats for shore stations is established by what authority?

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Chief of Naval Operations.

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5-1

As a general rule, ship's personnel make a thorough inspection of boat slings for possible deterioration or rusting whenever they notice what condition?

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Wearing of the serving.

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The double-link pivoted gravity davit will hoist a fully loaded boat how many feet per minute?

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40.

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What degree of lip is designed on the standard Navy lifeboat stowage cradle to prevent the encapsuled lifeboat from falling out?

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15 degrees.

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THE FOLLOWING QUESTION APPLIES TO BOATS EQUIPPED WITH A SINGLE SCREW HAVING RIGHT-HAND PITCH.

How does an increase in the frictional wake current affect the boat's propeller and rudder efficiency?

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It decreases both rudder and propeller efficiency.

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A wave that is about to break is called a _________

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Breaker.

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On a navigation chart, what represents the limits of a dredged channel?

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A straight, black dashed line.

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Pilot Rules that apply in inland waters are promulgated by the __________________________.

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Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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The international code signal of distress is signified by which of the following flags?

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NOVEMBER over CHARLIE.

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What description best defines the hoist on a signal flag?

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The hoist is the vertical width of the flag when it is flying free.

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What flag should your ship fly when it has the medical duty for the day?

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MIKE.

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7-6

For R/T transmissions, you should concentrate on keeping your voice at what level?

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Moderately strong.

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Another station requests a radio check, the signal received is strong and of satisfactory quality. What would you reply?

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ROGER.

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What type of tackle is made up by using one treble block and one double block?

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Double luff tackle.

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What statement best identifies the classes of shackles available in the Navy?

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Round pin, screw pin, safety bolt and nut

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8-14

What is the formula for the area of a cone?

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A = 1/2Sh x C

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In the yard-and-stay rig, the head of what boom is over the side?

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Yard boom.

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Which of the following methods of rigging booms for heavy lifts is limited to the safe working load of a single boom?

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Single swinging boom with double purchase.

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What method of cargo handling requires the use of a fairlead block and winch on the pier?

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Burton.

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Before using a winch's gypsy head, what operation must a winch operator perform?

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Disengage the drum from the shaft.

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Which types of hoisting gear is best suited for handling pipe?

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Chain sling or choker.

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When laying out skate-wheel conveyors that must change direction, what should you do if you have no turntables or angled sections?

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Lap one straight length over another and station a crew member at the corner to shift the cargo from one section to the other.

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What procedure should you follow when stowing cases and cartons in a hold?

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Start in the center and work outboard in both directions.

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By what method, if any, would you secure cargo for an amphibious operation?

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With wire net shoring.

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Where should you stand, when using a dragline to move cargo?

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Clear of the throw of the block and hook.

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