data entries are made on both sides of the form. (See
responsibilities only begin with the accurate recording
views A and B.)
of data for the machinery and equipment. The entries
must be made not only in the proper logs or records but
The information in this log provides a method for
also in the appropriate sections of these logs or records.
engineering personnel to determine when and what
One of the most important responsibilities will be
corrective measures are necessary when a plant is not
verifying the accuracy of these entries. The importance
operating properly. Data taken at various points in the
of this responsibility should not be underestimated.
system are compared with corresponding data taken
Engineering personnel will base their determinations in
during normal plant operation. The corresponding data
regard to the condition of the equipment on the
must be taken under the same heat load and circulating
information contained in these logs and records.
water temperature conditions.
Daily Reports and Records
As you advance in the GSM rating, you will be
Maintenance of daily fuel, lubricating oil, and water
required to verify many of the engineering logs and
accounts is essential to the efficient operation of the
records. In fact, you may be required to review many
engineering department. The TYCOMs prescribe the
logs and records on a daily basis. In reviewing logs and
forms and procedures necessary to account for fresh
records, there are certain details you should look for and
water and fuel. These reports and records inform the
take note of. Although each situation or type of log or
engineer officer of the status of the ship's liquid load and
record may have its own set of required procedures, the
form the basis of several important reports, which are
following list contains a few of the most important basic
sent to higher authority. The most important of these
details for which you should check:
reports is the report of the amount of burnable fuel on
All readings and entries must be legible.
FUEL AND WATER REPORT. The Fuel and
All entries must be placed in the proper location
Water Report is a daily report of the fuel and water status
in each log.
prepared to reflect these conditions at 0000 hours. The
commanding officer receives this report daily. The
Out-of-limits entries must be circled in RED and
report contains data, such as total fuel and total lube oil
explained in the REMARKS section of the logs.
on board and the amount of potable water and reserve
All required initials and signatures must be
feedwater on board. The Fuel and Water Report also
includes the previous day's feedwater and potable water
consumption figures and the results of the water tests.
All logs and records must be free of erasures.
The officer of the deck (OOD) receives the original copy
All required logs and records must be present.
in time for submission to the commanding officer or
command duty officer with the 1200 reports. The OOD
As stated earlier, the verification process is one of
retains the copy.
the most important responsibilities you will face as you
advance in the GSM rating. Another important part of
DAILY WATER ACCOUNT. Some gas turbine
your increasing administrative duties will involve
ships maintain a Daily Water Account. The Daily Water
learning the correct disposal procedures for the records
Account is a daily record of the feedwater for the boilers
your department will no longer need to keep.
and the potable fresh water in the potable water tanks.
The data are recorded on the form by the oil king and
checked for accuracy by his or her leading petty officer.
The division officer also checks the form. When
Before destroying any engineering department
completed and checked, the record is submitted to the
records, study the Disposal of Navy and Marine Corps
engineer officer for his or her approval and signature.
Records, USN and USNS Vessels, SECNAVINST
P5212.5 (revised). This publication provides the official
DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND
procedures for disposing of records. For each
department aboard your ship, these instructions list the
From reading this chapter, you should recognize
permanent records that must be kept. The instructions
that there are many logs and records engineering
also list the temporary records that may be disposed of
department personnel are required to maintain. The
according to schedule.