designator 4XTX4, the letter X in the fourth position
tells you that the magazine doesnt have a sufficient
separating distance from other structures or magazines,
Before 1985, naval facilities used to store or
maintain ammunition or explosives used a standard
two-part system of identification-a color-hazard
indicator and a magazine designator. The color hazard
indicator has been replaced by a system of fire,
chemical hazard, and fire-fighting direction symbols.
When possible, mount placards at locations that are
visible for a minimum distance of 500 feet in the
daytime. Placards are placed on the road at distances of
not less than 500 feet to indicate the magazine contents.
This is required when visibility is obstructed by
vegetation or curves in the road, When the contents of
the magazine are changed or removed, the placards are
also changed or removed. These placards are displayed
to help fire fighters identify, from a safe distance, the
type of hazards involved so they can determine the types
of equipment and procedures to use.
REVIEW NUMBER 1
Mandatory regulations governing the
storage of ammunition ashore are found
What prefabricated, concrete-constructed
magazine is earth-covered and arch-shaped?
What is the normal size of a box-type magazine?
What concrete-constructed magazine is shaped
like a beehive or dome?
What magazine type consists of a tunnel or cave
that has varied dimensions?
WP-M23 igniters belong is what ordnance
How many subdivisions are contained in DOD
Hazard Class 1?
What type of items are contained in storage
compatibility Group B?
Black powder belongs in compatibility storage
What type of ammunition is found in
compatibility Group S?
The first number in a magazine designator
symbol shows the
The letter T in the third position of a magazine
designator indicates that the _____________.
AMMUNITION STORAGE ASHORE
FOR ADVANCED BASES
ammunition storage ashore for advanced bases
to include facilities, magazines, and handling
Advanced base is the general term for a temporary
base that is in or near a forward area outside the zone of
the interior. The primary mission of an advanced base
is to support wartime operations of the armed forces.
Advanced bases are established to perform one or more
of the following functions: to hold threatened strategic
areas; to protect, or be part of, a line of communications
and supply; to serve as a base for direct offensive
operations; or to serve as a base for mounting or
supporting further offensives.
If a valid reason for not complying with storage and
handling regulations/instructions at advanced bases is
not contained in NAVSEA OP 5, volumes 1 and 2, you
need to refer to Ammunition Ashore, NAVSEA OP 5,
AMMUNITION STORING AND
When you establish an advanced base, divide the
storing and handling facilities into areas. These areas
should correspond to the functions required by the
mission of the base, to make ordnance handling
operations easier and smoother, and to isolate hazards.
Areas at advanced bases are designated as magazine,
renovation, disposal, pier, enemy ammunition, and
administration and personnel areas. These areas are
discussed briefly in the following paragraphs.
Magazine Areas. Provide two or more magazine
or storage areas for each advanced base. This allows
you to disperse ammunition stows, and makes it easier
to receive and issue ammunition. The primary objective
in dispersing ammunition is to prevent the complete loss
of a single type of ammunition because of fire,
accidental explosion, or hostile action. Ample provision
should be made for expansion during the initial planning
of magazine areas.
Renovation Areas. Some ammunition received at
advanced bases would become unserviceable if it were
improperly handled or exposed to the elements. This
would make it require renovation. Since renovation
operations may be performed at advanced bases, a
suitable area must be provided for segregation, exterior
maintenance, and modification operations.