minimum temperatures, a bimetallic thermometer with
a maximum index pointer only is also acceptable.
MAGAZINE TEMPERATURE LOG
A Magazine Temperature Record Card (fig. 11-7)
is located in each magazine. It is posted near the
temperatures. These cards are replaced on the first day
of each month. The completed cards are removed from
the magazine, and the temperatures for each month are
posted in a permanent log. The Magazine Temperature
Record Cards are retained on file for a period of 1 year.
permanent log, record temperatures in excess of 100ºF
so they stand out (use red ink). If the temperature
exceeds 110ºF in smokeless powder, rocket motor, and
JATO magazines, check the temperature hourly and
record it in a separate notebook. Transfer these
recorded temperatures to the permanent log on a daily
basis. Any magazine with a temperature consistently
above 100ºF is reported to NAVSEASYSCOM.
Unless work is actually being performed within the
space, all ammunition stowage spaces containing
ammunition or explosives are secured and locked.
Current directives and instructions require this action.
Properly securing an ammunition stowage space
includes the following actions:
Properly set all environmental controls.
Close all hatches, doors, or accesses.
Properly set all dogs on watertight closures.
Lock the space with an adequate locking device.
Some ammunition and explosive items, such as
small arms ammunition, small arms, and pyrotechnics,
are highly pilferable. Stow them in high-security
stowage spaces. These spaces are equipped with an
unauthorized entry alarm system and a specially
designed, high-security, locking device (fig. 11-8).
The ship's gunner maintains and controls the
magazine keys, including the high-security keys. The
keys are logged out to authorized personnel only.
During emergencies, such as fire and flooding, the
ship's gunner provides access, as necessary, to locked
ammunition spaces. If the ship's gunner is absent, the
REVIEW NUMBER 2
Missile magazines are vented to _________.
What item shouldn't be stowed in magazines
that are equipped with sprinklers?
In a shipboard magazine, what alarm circuit
indicates a rapid rise in temperature?
What types of pallets are used as magazine
stowage dunnage aboard ship?
NAVAIRSYSCOM should be notified if the
temperature in any magazine is consistently
What person controls all magazine keys
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify ammuni-
tion handling equipment used aboard ship and
recognize its purpose and use. Identify the
purpose and use of weapons elevators.
Figure 11-7.Magazine Temperature Record Card.