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1946 Bluejackets' Manual, Thirteenth Edition

1946 Bluejackets' Manual, Thirteenth Edition

THE UNITED STATES NAVY

THE BLUEJACKETS' MANUAL

1946 THIRTEENTH EDITION

UNITED STATES NAVAL INSTITUTE, ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND

The Bluejackets' Manual is designed to serve both as a training manual for the recruit and a reference text for the in-service seaman. For the recruit, a body of elementary information that may be classified as preliminary indoctrination is included, in addition to more technical matter. This material covers such subjects as naval discipline, pay accounts, recreation, rights of servicemen, and security of information, and is concentrated in the first unit of the book. The remaining nine units of the text are devoted to information, such as deck seamanship, Navy weapons, etc., that is more concretely related to day-by-day duties afloat.

As a training manual, The Bluejackets' Manual is designed for clarity. It is straightforward in organization, clearly written, and well and fully illustrated.
As a reference volume, The Bluejackets' Manual is designed for easy use and rapid location of desired information. The index is detailed and cross-referenced. Frequent center and side headings in the text are keys to the location of specific facts. A glossary of naval terms and phrases precedes the index.

The present revision was undertaken at the request of the U.S. Naval Institute by the Standards and Curriculum Division, Training, Bureau of Naval Personnel. Acknowledgment is made by the U.S. Naval Institute to the officer who edited the revision, Lieutenant Charles S. Ross, USNR.

Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Secretary-Treasurer,
U.S. Naval Institute.
Annapolis, Maryland
2 January 1946

Introduction

For nearly half a century The Bluejackets' Manual has been a basic training and reference text for hundreds of thousands of Navy men. During these years the book has incorporated the experience gained from two major wars, and has evolved into an ever more effective volume. This thirteenth edition is the most recent step in that evolution.

Table of Contents

  • National Anthem
  • Flags of Principal Maritime Nations
  • Small Craft, Storm and Hurricane Warnings
  • Distinctive Flags and Pennants
  • Comparative Rates and Ranks of the U. S. Armed Forces
  • Devices and Specialty Marks
  • Seals, Emblems and Insignia

Part One : INTRODUCTION TO THE NAVY

  • Chapter 1. Entering the Service
  • Chapter 2. Naval Discipline
  • Chapter 3. Pay Accounts, Allotments, and Insurance
  • Chapter 4. Clothing
  • Chapter 5. Personal Hygiene and First Aid
  • Chapter 6. Physical Fitness, Swimming and Lifesaving
  • Chapter 7. Recreation, Educational and Special Services
  • Chapter 8. Legal Rights of Servicemen and Veterans
  • Chapter 9. Naval Customs and Courtesies
  • Chapter 10. Organization of the Navy
  • Chapter 11. Rank, Rates, and Pay Grades
  • Chapter 12. Security of Information

Part Two : MILITARY DRILL AND MOVEMENTS ON LAND

  • Chapter 13. School of the Recruit
  • Chapter 14. Manual of Arms
  • Chapter 15. Close Order Drill and Physical Drill with Arms
  • Chapter 16. Extended Order Drill
  • Chapter 17. Scouting and Patrolling
  • Chapter 18. Marches and Military Maps

Part Three : SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT

  • Chapter 19. Construction and Equipment of Ships
  • Chapter 20. Types of Navy Ships
  • Chapter 21. Aircraft of the Navy
  • Chapter 22. Recognition

Part Four : NAVY WEAPONS

  • Chapter 23. Small Arms
  • Chapter 24. Gunnery
  • Chapter 25. Ammunition, Bombs, Mines and Torpedoes

Part Five : SHIP ORGANIZATION AND DUTIES AFLOAT

  • Chapter 26. Ship Organization and Daily Routine Afloat
  • Chapter 27. Watches and Lookouts
  • Chapter 28. Cleaning, Maintenance and Painting

Part Six : EMERGENCY DRILLS AND BATTLE STATIONS

  • Chapter 29. Emergency Drills
  • Chapter 30. Battle Drills and Stations
  • Chapter 31. Fire Fighting
  • Chapter 32. Chemical Warfare Defense
  • Part Seven : HANDLING OF SHIPS UNDERWAY
  • Chapter 33. Steering and Sounding
  • Chapter 34. Navigation and Piloting
  • Chapter 35. Navigation Aids and Instruments
  • Chapter 36. Rules of the Road

Part Eight : DECK SEAMANSHIP

  • Chapter 37. Marlinspike Seamanship
  • Chapter 38. Anchoring, Mooring, Docking
  • Chapter 39. Deck Tools, Fittings, and Machinery

Part Nine : BOAT SEAMANSHIP

  • Chapter 40. Pulling Boats
  • Chapter 41. Power Boats
  • Chapter 42. Boat Handling
  • Chapter 43. Survival Adrift

Part Ten : COMMUNICATIONS AND SIGNALING

  • Chapter 44. Types of Communications and Methods of
    Signaling
  • Chapter 45. Flags, Pennants and Flag-Hoist Signaling
  • Chapter 46. Pyrotechnics, Distress Signals and Storm
    Warnings
  • Chapter 47. The Telephone Talker
  • Glossary
  • Index

COPYRIGHT 1938, 1939, 1940, 1943, 1944, 1946 BY U. S. NAVAL INSTITUTE
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND

B•IV•50-47

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