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Chapter 19 Vessel Types and Characteristics
Although each ship class has a different bridge REFERENCES design  with  different  equipment,  all  have  a  bridge in which the movement of the ship is controlled. Just as each ship is run by the bridge watch team, Basic  Military  Requirements,   NAVEDTRA officers  in  tactical  command  must  be  able  to 12043,  Naval  Education  and  Training communicate  their  orders  to  all  ships  assigned. Program  Management  Support  Activity, For   this   purpose,   communication   and   radar Pensacola,  Fla.,  1992. antennas are placed on all naval ships. Entire books could be written on many of the Seaman, NAVEDTRA 10120-J, Naval Education pieces of equipment found on a ship. This chapter and Training Program Management Support has  exposed  you  to  only  a  few  of  them. Activity,  Pensacola,  Fla.,  1986. CROW’S  NEST THE CROW (THE BIRD,    NOT  THE  RATING  BADGE)  WAS  AN ESSENTIAL  PART  OF  THE  EARLY  SAILORS’  NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT. THESE  LAND  -LUBBING  FOWL  WERE  CARRIED  ON BOARD TO HELP THE NAVIGATOR DETERMINE WHERE THE CLOSEST LAND LAY WHEN THE WEATHER PREVENTED SIGHTING THE SHORE VISUALLY. IN CASES OF POOR VISIBILITY, A CROW WAS RELEASED AND THE NAVIGATOR PLOTTED A COURSE CORRESPOND- ING WITH THAT OF THE BIRD’S, BECAUSE IT INVARIABLY HEADED TOWARD LAND. THE CROW’S NEST WAS SITUATED HIGH IN THE MAIN MAST WHERE THE LOOKOUT STOOD HIS WATCH. OFTEN,    HE  SHARED THIS LOFTY PERCH WITH A CROW OR TWO SINCE THE CROWS’ CAGES WERE KEPT THERE: HENCE THE “CROW’S NEST.” 18-8

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