What types of items are contained in storage
compatibility Group B?
storage group _____.
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
munition 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, VOL 1, you need to
refer to Ammunition Ashore, NAVSEA OP 5, VOL 3.
AMMUNITION STORING AND HANDLING
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,
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.
Disposal Areas. Normally, an area unusable for
other purposes is chosen for an ammunition disposal
area. The disposal site should be at least 800 yards
from the nearest ammunition storage site and any
inhabited area of the base. The site should be cleared of
all vegetation. A powder burning area, detonation pits,
and a component popping pit should be included in the
site. Provide a splinter proof or other suitable shelter to
protect personnel during demolition operations. Where
destroyed by dumping at sea. Existing directives
should be consulted for disposal procedures.
Pier Areas. In the initial stages of construction of
an ammunition storage area at an advanced base, an
isolated and separate ammunition pier should be
provided. Such a facility eliminates congestion, delay,
and unnecessary hazards when loading and unloading
general cargo, fuels, and ammunition.
Enemy Ammunition Areas. A separate area
should be provided for storing captured enemy
ammunition. This area should be at least 800 yards
from the other storage areas.
Administration and personnel areas must be at least
800 yards from the ammunition storage and handling
Ammunition Storage Facilities
Ammunition is stored at advanced bases in
approved magazines, existing buildings, and in dry
caves and tunnels. Ammunition may also be stored in
the open, in quarries, pits, and similar areas. Don't put
ammunition in caves, tunnels, quarries, or pits if there
available magazines and buildings for storing the more
powder, fuzes, and similar components. Store the more