b. The method of transmission must be logged on all messages as follows:
Small signal searchlight
Large signal searchlight
c. Any signal requiring action other than that demanded by the immediate tactical situation should be written
up and handled as a regular message, with the additional logging of the signal in the visual log.
d. Messages and signals having a specified time of execution are given the same routing and handling as in
the preceding step. (Includes message being written on message blanks.) A copy of all tactical messages goes to
the OOD for filing; one copy is kept by the supervisor as a safeguard against loss; remaining copies are sent to the
communication center. The original, after it is initialed by the CWO, is returned to the visual file.
e. Emergency messages, including executive method, abbreviated plaindress, and high-priority precedence
messages, are accorded the normal routing to the communication center only after the signal force notifies the
3. In port, the duty Signalman/signal supervisor will man the signal bridge as required to perform the inport
signal functions as outlined in signal publications and SOPA instructions.
Submitted:/s/J.A. DOE, ENS, USN
Approved:/s/J.K. FROST, LCDR, USN
Ship Control Officer
Figure 14-l.Standing order sampleContinued.
these sheets. We also discussed standing orders and
the effect they have on the signal team, the difference
In this chapter, you learned the procedures used
for grading and critiquing visual drills and exercises.
You learned about the grade sheets and where to locate
between OPORDs and OPLANs and the wartime
provisions for visual signaling. Now it is up to you to
put what you have learned to use.