COMCARGRUCommander Carrier Group.
COMFAIRMEDCommander Fleet Air, Mediter-
COMNAVAIRLANTCommander Naval Air Force,
U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
COMNAVAIRPACCommander Naval Air Force,
U.S. Pacific Fleet.
COMNAVAIRSYSCOMCommander Naval Air
COMNAVSEASYSCOMCommander Naval Sea
COMNAVSURFLANTCommander Naval Surface
Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
COMNAVSURFPACCommander Naval Surface
Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
COMPONENTA part of an assembly or sub-
CONCENTRICITYHaving a common axis or
center. Usually refers to the closeness of tolerances
between the common center of two or more circles
(bore and outside diameter, bore and bolt circle
diameters, and so forth).
CONDENSATEThe liquid that forms when a gas or
vapor, such as steam, is cooled.
CONTINUITYThe completeness of an electrical
CORROSIONDeterioration of a metal surface,
usually caused by moist, salty air.
COSALCoordinated Shipboard Allowance List.
CROVConstant Run Out Valve.
CSMPCurrent Ship's Maintenance Project.
CSVCapacity Selector Valve.
CVMulti-purpose aircraft carrier.
CVNNuclear-powered multi-purpose aircraft car-
DLADefense Logistics Agency.
DEAD LOADA wheeled vehicle used instead of an
aircraft during catapult testing.
DEENERGIZETo remove from operation elec-
DEFORMATIONA change in the shape or
dimensions of a body, due to overstressing or
DEPRESSURIZETo remove air or hydraulic fluid
from a system.
DIAMETERThe width or thickness of a part.
between the inside diameter (ID) of one part and
the outside diameter (OD) of another part when
both parts have the same axis.
DODDepartment of Defense.
DONDepartment of the Navy.
DSCCDefense Supply Center Columbus.
DSCPDefense Supply Center Philadelphia.
DYNAMOMETERA device used to measure force.
EICEquipment Identification Code.
ELONGATIONAn increase in the length of a
material due to heating, stretching, hammering,
and so forth.
ENERGIZETo put into operation electrically.
EROSIONPitting or eating away of metal due to the
action of steam, chemicals, water, or atmosphere.
ERRATICOperating in an unusual manner that may
result in possible breakdown or failure.
FATIGUEA major breakdown of the surface metal
over a large area, resulting in the surface metal's
becoming loose and detached from the base
FED LOGFederal Logistic.
FLOLSFresnel Lens Optical Landing System.
FMSOFleet Material Support Office.
FODForeign Object Damage.
FREEZINGStopping of motion between two
contacting surfaces because of lack of lubrication.