ordered. Record major speed changes using the
Log) is also a legal record. At the end of each
watch, the EOOW signs the automatic printouts
in the same manner as the Engineer's Bell Book.
1/3--ahead 1/3 speed
When the automatic bell logger and/or the data
logger are in operation, all bells are automatically
2/3--ahead 2/3 speed
logged. Unless specified by local instructions, you
are not required to maintain a bell book on the
I--ahead standard speed
DD-963, DD-993, and CC-47 class ships.
II--ahead full speed
Equipment Operating Logs
III--ahead flank speed
Watch standers are required to maintain a
variety of handwritten machinery logs. Each
command prepares its own logs. They cover
equipment designated by the type commanders,
B1/3--back l/3 speed
squadron commanders, and your own command.
Items generally covered include waste heat boilers
B2/3--back 2/3 speed
BF--back full speed
bearings (LSBs). As each command has different
requirements, the list of logs maintained will vary.
BEM--back emergency speed
All equipment operating logs have high- and
low-limit set points printed for each reading. The
4. Enter the rpm corresponding to the major
person maintaining the logs circles in red all out-
speed change ordered in column 3. When the
of-limits readings. Entries in the remarks section
order is a minor speed change of rpm only, make
of the logs note the reason for the out-of-limits
no entry in column 2.
condition and the action taken to correct the
5. Record the pitch set in feet (FFG-7 class)
condition. At the end of each watch, the EOOW
or percent (DD-963/DDG-993/CG-47 classes) in
should review and initial all of the logs maintained
on his watch.
Before going off watch, the throttle operator
and the EOOW sign the log on the two lines
following the last entry. The next watch continues
Engineering petty officers are normally
responsible for a myriad of administrative
programs. You will use these programs to manage
When control is at the ship control console
(SCC) on the bridge, bridge personnel maintain
and record inspections, tests, maintenance, safety,
the Engineer's Bell Book; when control is at the
liquid systems, and repairs. No one program is
central control station (CCS), the CCS personnel
more important than another, but some require
more time and paper work. You must keep on
maintain the Engineer's Bell Book. Engine-room
personnel maintain the Engineer's Bell Book if
top of each one of these programs to have a
throttle control is maintained in the engine room.
successful administrative organization.
The administrative programs include safety
You cannot make alterations or erasures in the
programs, equipment maintenance and repair
Engineer's Bell Book. Correct errors in the
programs, and management programs. Some of
Engineer's Bell Book in the same manner as the
the programs we discuss may overlap into two or
Engineering Log, by drawing a single line through
the incorrect entry and recording the correct
three areas. For our purposes, we will discuss
entry on the following line. The EOOW, officer
them in their major group.
of the deck (OOD), or watch supervisor, as
appropriate, will initial corrected entries.
The objective of the Navy's Safety Program
Automatic Bell Log
is to enhance operational readiness by reducing
the frequency and severity of on- and off-duty
On DD-963, DD-993, and CG-47 class ships,
mishaps to personnel and the cost of material and
the automatic bell logger printout (Automatic Bell