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1. 2. 3. 4. CHAPTER 16 SHIPBOARD  ORGANIZATION LEARNING  OBJECTIVES Upon  completion  of  this  chapter,  you  should  be  able  to  do  the  following: Describe   the   authority   of   the   commanding   5. officer  aboard  Navy  ships. 6. Describe  the  duties  of  the  executive  officer aboard  Navy  ships. Identify  the  various  departments  aboard  most  7. Navy  ships  and  the  duties  of  each  department. Identify  the  role  of  the  department  head  and  8. the division officer in the chain of command. Identify  the  various  conditions  of  readiness. Identify  the  purpose  of  the  watch,  quarter,  and station  bill. Describe   the   purpose   and   contents   of   the ship’s  deck  log. Describe   the   purpose   and   contents   of   the engineering    log. The theory of ship’s organization is that ships should operate in peacetime with an organization that can be expanded quickly without basic change when required by wartime operating conditions. A   warship’s   manning   consists   of   officers   and enlisted personnel required to enable the ship to fight the most efficiently. This theory requires that the  ships  group  the  functions  and  personnel  to minimize the overlapping of responsibilities and duplication  of  personnel  within  the  command. The ship manning document and the  Standard Organization  and  Regulations  of  the  U.S.  Navy (OPNAVINST 3120.32B) provide guidance in the preparation  of  the  standard  ship’s  organization for  all  types  of  ships. COMMANDING   OFFICER The   commanding   officer   (CO)   has   many varied but specific duties. They are so specific that Navy  Regulations   devotes  one  entire  chapter, consisting  of  nearly  90  articles,  to  the  duties  of the  commanding  officer.  In  general,  the  CO  is responsible  for  the  safety,  well-being,  and efficiency  of  the  command. The   commanding   officer’s   responsibilities include the safe navigation of the ship, condition and   appearance   of   material   and   personnel, stationing  of  trained  lookouts,  and  preparation of the ship for battle. COs may delegate authority in  these  matters,  but  such  delegation  does  not relieve  them  of  responsibility.  The  officer  of  the deck  (OOD),  for  example,  has  the  authority  to run the ship; but if the ship has a collision, the CO  and  the  OOD  are  both  held  responsible. The   commanding   officer   must   exert   every effort  to  maintain  the  command  in  a  state  of maximum  effectiveness  for  war.  The  CO  issues directions to the executive officer (XO). The XO, with  the  assistance  of  the  various  department heads,  prepares  and  conducts  the  exercises  and drills  required  to  prepare  the  ship  for  battle. During  combat,  the  CO  directs  the  ship  to engage the enemy and fight to the best of its ability until  the  action  is  complete.  The  commanding officer’s  battle  station  is  located  in  a  position  from which the CO can best direct the action. In case of   the   loss   of   the   ship,   both   custom   and regulations   require   the   commanding   officer to   ensure   personnel   complete   abandon   ship 16-1

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