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The Watch Officer's Guide 1941 Edition - United States Navy

The Watch Officer's Guide 1941 Edition - United States Navy

1941 Book: Watch Officer's Guide, United States Navy by Captain Russel Wilson, U.S.N. - United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland.

Published by United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland. 1941. Corrected and Reprinted April 1942. 319 pages with illustrations. Table of Honors.

The Watch Officer's Guide, 1935, is an extensive revision, expansion, and rearrangement of Watch Officer's Guide, 1930. The revisions consists principally of treating the duties and responsibilities of the watch officer primarily with reference to their relative importance.

US NAVY Watch Officer's Guide

CONTENTS

PART I-OFFICER OF THE DECK, IN GENERAL AND UNDER WAY

  • I Officer of the Deck in General
  • II Officer of the Deck Under Way
  • III Safe Navigation
  • IV Ship Handling in General
  • V Ship Handling in Formation
  • VI Safety of Personnel and Materiel
  • VII Assistance to Ships, Boats, or Planes, in Danger
  • VIII Smartness of Maneuver and Appearance
  • IX Comfort and Contentment of the Crew
  • X Routine

PART II-OFFICER OF THE DECK-NOT UNDER WAY

  • XI Safety of the Ship
  • XII Personnel, Boats, Planes, and Materiel
  • XIII Readiness of Ship for Duty
  • XIV Smartness of Ship, Boats, and Crew
  • XV Comfort and Contentment of Crew
  • XVI Routine

PART III-MISCELLANEOUS

  • XVII Relative Movement of Ships
  • XVIII Incidents During the Watch
  • XIX The Dog
  • XX Honors and Ceremonies
  • XXI Direct Reading Signals
  • XXII Weather Signals
  • XXIII International Signals
  • XXIV Flags and Insignia
  • Plates I to XXXVI
  • XXV Lights Required by the Rules of the Road
  • Plates, Identification of Vessels by Their Lights
  • INDEX

PREFACE TO THIRD EDITION

The Watch Officer's Guide, 1941, is a revision designed primarily to bring the 1935 edition into accord with recent changes in Navy Regulations, particularly in the matter of honors. Minor changes in text have been made which clarify but do not alter the substance. Some material, such as buoyage systems and foreign weather signals, that may readily be found elsewhere, has been omitted.

The work of revision was done by officers of the Department of Seamanship and Navigation.

M C. BOWMAN,
Captain, U. S. Navy,
Head of Department of Seamanship and Navigation

COPYRIGHT 1930; 1986; 1941

PREFACE BY The WATCH OFFICER'S GUIDE, 1935, is an extensive revision, expansion, and rearrangement of WATCH OFFICER'S GUIDE, 1930, which in turn was based on the Watch Officer's Manuals of 1911, 1913, and 1917.

U. S. NAVAL INSTITUTE,

The revision consists principally of treating the duties and responsibilities of the watch officer primarily with reference to their relative importance. The result has been to place more emphasis on ship handling duties and technique, and on safety of personnel and material, with less emphasis on watch standing routine.

While the introduction of the more exact relative movement methods of station keeping has greatly reduced the space previously devoted to station keeping, the treatment of maneuvers has been extended to include not only the usual maneuvers in close formation, but the equally important semi-independent maneuvers in extended formation. It is not assumed that the officer of the deck is necessarily officer of the deck of a battleship.

ANNAPOLIS, MD. Chapters have been added on the important subjects of relative movement of ships, direct reading signals, and buoyage systems. The chapters on the log, weather signals, international signals, flags and insignia have been extensively revised and brought up to date.

Corrected and Reprinted katiit ISO The rearrangement consists of dividing the book into three parts.

Part I includes chapters on the officer of the deck in general, and the officer of the deck under way.

Part II covers the officer of the deck when not under way

Part III includes miscellaneous reference matterial

RUSSELL WILLSON
Captain, U. S. Navy

UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY, ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND,
January 1, 1935.

WATCH OFFICER'S GUIDE
United States Navy
BY
CAPTAIN RUSSELL WILLSON
UNITED STATES NAVY
31.25 Postpaid
UNITED STATES NAVAL INSTITUTE
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND
1941

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

  • LC Control No.: 41008624
  • Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
  • Personal Name: Willson, Russell, 1883-1948.
  • Main Title: Watch officer’s guide, United States Navy, by Captain Russell Willson
  • Published/Created: Annapolis, Md., United States Naval Institute, 1941.
  • Related Names:
    • Hovey, Charles Emerson, 1855-1911.
    • Farber, William Sims, 1885-
    • United States Naval Institute.
  • Description: vii, 309 p. illus. (part col.) diagrs. 20 cm.
  • Notes:
    • Part of the illustrations are numbered as plates.
    • Tables on folded leaf in pocket.
    • A revision of the 1935 edition, which in turn was based on earlier editions by W.S. Farber and C.E. Hovey. cf. Pref. to the 3d ed.
  • Subjects:
    • United States. Navy --Watch duty.
    • United States. Navy --Officers’ handbooks.
  • LC Classification: V133 .A4 1941
  • Dewey Class No.: 359
  • Other System No.: (OCoLC)2882287
  • Quality Code: premarc
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