2. WHERE YOU HEAR IT: Use relative bearings.
Be as accurate as possible.
3. SOUND STRENGTH: Weak, loud, or medium.
4. INTENSITY: Sound getting stronger, weaker,
or remaining the same.
5. BEARING DRIFT: Sound is drifting from left
to right, right to left, or remaining steady on same
The following is a sample of a sound signal report
made by the forward lookout:
ALL STATIONSTHIS IS FORWARD
LOOKOUTI HEAR TWO WEAK PRO-
LONGED BLASTSBEARING 015WITH
A RIGHT BEARING DRIFT.
SPECIAL SEA DETAIL
Whenever a ship gets under way from a pier or
anchorage and goes to sea, or returns from sea to an
anchorage or mooring, the special sea detail is set.
Moving a ship in and out of crowded harbors is a big
job that requires a lot of experience and skill. For that
reason, the special sea detail is assigned to a special
CIC team. Persons assigned to man the sea detail must
be well-trained and know exactly what their assigned
Preparations to enter or leave a harbor begin several
hours before the special sea detail is actually set. There