Permission for entry of persons ordinarily not
authorized to have access to supply spaces will
be obtained from the supply officer or the
No supply space will be secured in such a
manner that access by use of ordinary damage
control equipment is impeded in an emergency.
Keys to supply space padlocks will not be taken
from the ship by the custodian.
A key log will be used to identify the holders of
keys removed from the key locker.
Combinations to combination locks are not
recorded in writing except as prescribed in
All key padlocks must be 1-1/2 inch, pin
tumbler type, with dead bolts, either brass or
bronze, The locks must be keyed individually
and furnished with two master keys for each
group and two grand master keys for each set.
A l l k e y l e s s p a d l o c k s w i l l b e t h e
type 8077A, NSN 9Z5340-00-285-6523.
Combinations on keyless padlocks must be
changed at least every 6 months.
Groups of Spaces
For proposes of key administration department
spaces are divided into four groups:
GROUP I General stores spaces, including
general storerooms, repair parts storerooms, and special
lockers and spaces related to them. Each lock must have
an original and a duplicate key, each different from the
keys to any other space. The person in charge of the
space during working hours has possession of the
original key. After working hours this person must turn
over the key to the duty petty officer for safekeeping in
a general key locker in the supply office. The duplicate
key may be kept in the supply office key locker, in a
special duplicate key locker, or in the supply officers
safe. An original master key which passes (opens) all
locks in group I may be retained in the custody of the
officer or petty officer designated by the supply officer.
The supply officer retains the duplicate master key in
GROUP 11 Foodservice spaces, including the
galley, bakeshop, bread room, vegetable preparation
room, subsistence issueroom, butcher shop,
refrigeration spaces, and subsistence storeroom. Each
lock must have an original and a duplicate key different
from the keys to any other space. These keys are
handled in the same manner as for group I, except that
the keys to the galley, bakeshop, bread room, butcher
shop, and vegetable preparation room are not turned
into the key locker but are passed between watch
captains as they relieve each other. There must be a
master key, different from group I, which will pass all
locks in group II. This master key maybe retained in
the custody of the supply officer or a designated petty
officer. If a duplicate master key is furnished, it is
retained in the custody of the supply officer.
GROUP III Ships store and clothing spaces
(including the bulk storerooms), retail stores, and all
These spaces are secured with
The combination padlock comes with a setting-in
key and instructions for setting the combination. The
custodian of the space must:
Set a combination in the lock.
Record the combination on a piece of paper.
Place the paper and the setting-in key in an
opaque letter-size envelope.
Seal the envelope.
Sign his name over the flap of the envelope in
the presence of the ships store officer.
Turn the envelope over to the ships store
The custodian does not record the combination
anywhere other than on the paper turned in to the ships
store officer, nor does the custodian disclose the
combination to any person. The ships store officer
receives the sealed envelope, signs his name over the
flap in the presence of the custodian, and retains the
sealed envelope in his safe. In the absence of the
custodian, emergency entry into the space is
accomplished by the ships store officer who removes
the combination from the sealed envelope and enters the
space in the presence of at least two witnesses. If
required, damage control nippers or burners provide
easy and quick entry. These spaces must not remain
unattended while unlocked. After entry is made in the
absence of the custodian, the space must be secured by
replacing the lock and sealing the space with a lead or
car seal in the presence of the two persons witnessing
the entry. The seal is removed by the custodian upon
his return. When entry is obtained in the absence of the
custodian, he is required, upon his return, to change the