SHACKLES AND TURNBUCKLES
Particular attention must be paid to protecting the
threads of shackles and turnbuckles. They are the parts
that will be eaten away first if not cared for properly.
Turnbuckles should be opened out frequently; the
threads should be brushed well; and the movable parts
should be lubricated with graphite grease.
WINCHES, CRANES, AND
The maintenance and lubrication of heavy deck
equipment, such as winches, cranes, and anchor wind-
lasses, is performed by personnel of the A division of
the engineering department. You should bear in mind,
however, that the deck divisions work with this
equipment. For your own protection, therefore, you
should assist a division as much as possible in the
maintenance and lubrication of this equipment.
In this chapter, we have discussed equipment and
safety measures used on the deck of today's naval
More detailed discussion may be found in
Boatswain's Mate, Volume 1, NAVEDTRA 10101, and
You must observe all safety precautions related to
your work or duty assignments.