HANDBOOK OF DAMAGE CONTROL
Original manuscript by staff members of the Naval Damage Control Training Center, Philadelphia, with the assistance of the Bureau of Ships and the Naval Training School (Damage Control, San Francisco.
Produced by Standards and Curriculum Division, Training, Bureau of Personnel, for the Chief of Naval Operations. Illustrations prepared at Training Aids Development Center, New York, N. Y.
The Handbook of Damage Control was written by the staff of the Naval Damage Control Training Center, Philadelphia, with the aid of the Bureau of Ships and the Naval Training School (Damage Control), San Francisco, and was produced by Training, Bureau of Naval Personnel, for the Commander in Chief, United States Fleet.
Since the first days of World War II, the great importance of damage control has been clearly perceived. Given effective damage control, ships have been kept in action or have returned to port; without it, many of these ships would have been destroyed.
This volume represents the accumulated damage control experiences of the present war. It is intended to serve as a textbook in damage control schools and to provide a ready source of information and guidance for the Forces Afloat.
C. M. COOKE, Jr.
Chief of Staff.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter I, Resistance to Damage
Chapter II, Basic Principles of Mathematics and Mechanics
Chapter III, Fundamentals of Buoyancy and Transverse Stability
Chapter IV, Stability Characteristics
Chapter V, The Inclining Experiment
Chapter VI, Weight Shifts and Transverse Stability
Chapter VII, Weight Changes and Transverse Stability
Chapter VIII, The Effects of Loose Water
Chapter IX, Stability Data for Standard Conditions of Loading
Chapter X, Longitudinal Stability and the Effects of Trim
Chapter XI, Curves of Form
Chapter XII, The General Stability Diagram
Chapter XIII, Impaired Stability
Chapter XIV, List
Chapter XV, Underwater Explosions
Chapter XVI, Hull Strength
Chapter XVII, Estimate of the Damaged Ship's Situation
Chapter XVIII, Corrective Measures Available
Chapter XIX, Restoring Seaworthiness
Chapter XX, Stranding
Chapter XXI, Preparations to Resist Damage
Chapter XXII, Damage-Control Organization
Chapter XXIII, Damage-Control Organization, Cont'd
Chapter XXIV, The Repair Party
Chapter XXV, The Medical Department
Chapter XXVI, Damage-Control Education and Training
Chapter XXVII, Training of the Repair Party
Chapter XXVIII, Damage-Control Communications
Chapter XXIX, Hull Piping Systems
Chapter XXX, Material Upkeep and Damage Control
Chapter XXXI, Reduction of Fire Hazards
Chapter XXXII, Fire Fighting
Chapter XXXIII, Investigating Damage
Chapter XXXIV, Repairing Damage in Action
Chapter XXXV, Repair Party Equipment
Chapter XXXVI, Shoring
Chapter XXXVII, The Use of Concrete in Repairing Hull Damage
Chapter XXXVIII, The Engineer Department and Damage Control
Chapter XXXIX, Repair of Engineering Damage
Appendix A, Check Inclining Experiment
Appendix B, Symbols