Figure 4-10.Vertical shaft anchor windlass.
of the last white studs. At 60 fathoms, four links on each
side of the detachable link are painted white, and four
turns of wire are wrapped around each of the last white
studs; and so on for each shot.
Each link of the entire next-to-last shot is painted
yellow. The last shot is entirely red. These last two shots
give warning and danger signals of the approach of the
bitter end of the anchor chain.
CARE OF GROUND TACKLE
Anchors, chains, and appendages must be kept in
good condition by the ship's force. The chain is
overhauled by the ship's force whenever necessary, and
precautions are taken to see that the various shots are
properly marked and in good order. Two competent
petty officers are detailed to examine the chain as the
chain comes in, when getting underway, from an
anchorage. Each link is examined for cracks and other
Once each quarter, and more often if subjected to
normal use, all anchor chains in sizes up to and
including 1 1/2 inches are laid on deck and their entire
lengths examined. The deck pad eyes and chain
stoppers are inspected for cracks, deformation, and