A person who makes BM3 is thought of as a supervisor rather than a worker. What is the most important aspect of this change?
A supervisor is responsible for the output, safety, and well-being of the personnel who work for him/her.
NAVEDTRA 14343 1-2
When working over the side, a sailor's safety line should NEVER be secured to what object?
Boatswain's Mate chair, gantline, stage or stageline, rungs of ladder or lifeline.
NAVEDTRA 14343 1-5
What is generally wrong with most new navy issue and commercial boatswain's pipes?
The pee is too open.
NAVEDTRA 14343 1-6
What call consists of two slurred veer calls?
"(Four side boys) Tend the side"
NAVEDTRA 14343 1-7
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 ______________.
Standing orders only.
NAVEDTRA 14343 1-11
As a Boatswain's Mate, what type of ceremony is used for a ship terminating service in the Navy?
NAVEDTRA 14343 1-17
When a vice admiral is going to visit your ship in an official function, how many side boys do you need?
NAVEDTRA 14343 1-22
How many side boys are used for the Secretary of the Navy?
NAVEDTRA 14343 1-27
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?
NAVEDTRA 14343 1-28
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 _________.
Interior strands cannot be inspected readily.
NAVEDTRA 14343 2-1
What conditions is an indication that a natural fiber line has deteriorated as a result of age or expense?
Yellow or brown color.
NAVEDTRA 14343 2-4
Tattletale cords are made of what size lines?
NAVEDTRA 14343 2-20
Which knot is used to take the load off a weak spot in the line?
NAVEDTRA 14343 2-30
What type of seizing would you use if the marriage of lines is to be under little or no strain?
NAVEDTRA 14343 2-38
How many consecutive pairs of cover strands are counted off between points "R" and "T"?
NAVEDTRA 14343 2-17
Which NSTM chapter would give you a comprehensive list of precautions in the use of fiber, synthetic, and wire rope?
NAVEDTRA 14343 2-41
When lines are used on double bitts, figure eights reduce the rope strength by what percent?
NAVEDTRA 14343 2-4
Which number size is the heaviest weight of canvas?
NAVEDTRA 14343 3-9
What is the best way to repair a winch cover if a grommet tears out?
Sew a patch over the spot and put in another grommet.
NAVEDTRA 14343 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?
Spur type #6; or eyelet and ring type #6
NAVEDTRA 14343 3-14
What type of ladder is rigged out and lowered to provide for boarding or leaving an anchored ship?
NAVEDTRA 14343 3-1
What is used to protect the side of a ship from contact with a pier or another ship?
NAVEDTRA 14343 3-4
How far from the block through which the line passes shall a person stand when handling a line?
NAVEDTRA 14343 3-9
What size width does single-ply belting leather come in?
1 to 6 in.
NAVEDTRA 14343 3-16
Why were stockless anchors adopted for use aboard U.S. Navy vessels?
They are easy to stow.
NAVEDTRA 14343 4-1
Why are detachable links stamped with the same number on all the parts?
To ensure identification and proper assembly.
NAVEDTRA 14343 4-3
What person is in charge of the forecastle when personnel are anchoring and weighing anchor?
NAVEDTRA 14343 4-9
When the ship is anchored, why is it standard practice to have a detachable link located just inboard of the riding stopper?
So that a detachable link is readily accessible for the use in slipping the anchor chain in an emergency.
NAVEDTRA 14343 4-14
What is the required towline for the Williams target tow sled?
4,500 feet of 1-inch diameter double-braided nylon rope.
NAVEDTRA 14343 4-19
What type of salvage consists of salvaging ships, removing wreckage, and general salvage work in harbors?
NAVEDTRA 14343 4-21
What is the adequate distance you put an empty oil drum on a buoy wire so it will float to the other ship?
60 to 65 ft.
NAVEDTRA 14343 4-23
The allowance for boats for shore stations is established by what authority?
Chief of Naval Operations.
NAVEDTRA 14343 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?
Wearing of the serving.
NAVEDTRA 14343 5-5
The double-link pivoted gravity davit will hoist a fully loaded boat how many feet per minute?
NAVEDTRA 14343 5-8
What degree of lip is designed on the standard Navy lifeboat stowage cradle to prevent the encapsuled lifeboat from falling out?
NAVEDTRA 14343 5-15
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?
It decreases both rudder and propeller efficiency.
NAVEDTRA 14343 6-5
A wave that is about to break is called a _________
NAVEDTRA 14343 6-10
On a navigation chart, what represents the limits of a dredged channel?
A straight, black dashed line.
NAVEDTRA 14343 6-18
Pilot Rules that apply in inland waters are promulgated by the __________________________.
Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.
NAVEDTRA 14343 6-32
The international code signal of distress is signified by which of the following flags?
NOVEMBER over CHARLIE.
NAVEDTRA 14343 6-38
What description best defines the hoist on a signal flag?
The hoist is the vertical width of the flag when it is flying free.
NAVEDTRA 14343 7-1
What flag should your ship fly when it has the medical duty for the day?
NAVEDTRA 14343 7-6
For R/T transmissions, you should concentrate on keeping your voice at what level?
NAVEDTRA 14343 7-9
Another station requests a radio check, the signal received is strong and of satisfactory quality. What would you reply?
NAVEDTRA 14343 7-16
What type of tackle is made up by using one treble block and one double block?
Double luff tackle.
NAVEDTRA 14343 8-8
What statement best identifies the classes of shackles available in the Navy?
Round pin, screw pin, safety bolt and nut
NAVEDTRA 14343 8-14
What is the formula for the area of a cone?
A = 1/2Sh x C
NAVEDTRA 14343 8-20
In the yard-and-stay rig, the head of what boom is over the side?
NAVEDTRA 14343 9-1
Which of the following methods of rigging booms for heavy lifts is limited to the safe working load of a single boom?
Single swinging boom with double purchase.
NAVEDTRA 14343 9-5
What method of cargo handling requires the use of a fairlead block and winch on the pier?
NAVEDTRA 14343 9-9
Before using a winch's gypsy head, what operation must a winch operator perform?
Disengage the drum from the shaft.
NAVEDTRA 14343 9-12
Which types of hoisting gear is best suited for handling pipe?
Chain sling or choker.
NAVEDTRA 14343 9-16
When laying out skate-wheel conveyors that must change direction, what should you do if you have no turntables or angled sections?
Lap one straight length over another and station a crew member at the corner to shift the cargo from one section to the other.
NAVEDTRA 14343 9-20
What procedure should you follow when stowing cases and cartons in a hold?
Start in the center and work outboard in both directions.
NAVEDTRA 14343 9-23
By what method, if any, would you secure cargo for an amphibious operation?
With wire net shoring.
NAVEDTRA 14343 9-28
Where should you stand, when using a dragline to move cargo?