buckets and drip pans, rags for wiping up spilled oil,
to view from the bridge of aircraft carriers. During
buckets of sand to spread on slippery decks, spare stops,
replenishment, individual flaghoists are displayed as
shown in figure 4-24.
It is the responsibility of the officer in tactical com-
mand (OTC) to select a suitable course and speed,
taking into consideration the mission of the group and
the condition of the sea.
Because of the danger of hitting aircraft on deck,
CVs, LPHs LHAs, and other ships with aircraft on deck
fire the shot lines to the delivering ships.
Generally, the delivering ship takes station, and the
receiving ship maneuvers to come alongside and main-
tain position during the operation. When replenishing
large CVs, however, replenishment ships may complete
the final phase of the approach, because of obstructions
Except for the gear actually rigged on the receiving
ship, such as fairlead blocks and riding lines, and for the
distance line and Burton whips, the delivering ship
furnishes all the equipment. An exception to this practice
is when carriers and cruisers are alongside
replenishment ships and personnel are to be transferred.
Figure 4-24.Replenishment operations signals.