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. 11-13).
The ships 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 ships
gunner provides access, as necessary, to locked ammuni-
tion spaces. If the ships gunner is absent, the weapons
department duty officer performs this function.
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 type of pallets are used as magazine
stowage dunnage aboard ship?
Q5. All maximum and minimum readings taken
from a magazine thermometer use the
as a reference.
Q6. NAVAIRSYSCOM should be notified if the
temperature in any magazine is consistently
Q7. What person controls all magazine keys aboard
ammunition handling equipment used aboard
ship and recognize its purpose and use.
Identify the purpose and use of weapons
Handling ammunition requires detailed planning,
precise execution of details, and strict compliance with
safety regulations. When handling ammunition aboard
a ship, these requirements cant be overemphasized.
The working space is limited, and there is a large number
of personnel contained within the ship. All personnel
(both military and civilian) who handle ammunition
Figure 11-13.High-security locking devices.