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BM3 STUDY GUIDE By SN Jamison Burkett
What form is used when ordering new publications? CG-4428
How do you request an allowance change for a publication CG-5323
Where would the form for unit authorization changes be found? It is available on CG Standard Workstation II, in Forms Plus, and CG Standard Workstation III, in Jet Form Filler.
What is the DPRI? Directives, Publications, and Reports Index
What is the SDL Standard Distribution List
What kind of information can be obtained from the SDL? Current unit address, phone number, and OPFAC for the entire coast guard Units Distribution Symbol Instruction for correspondence and handling
What are the second and third chapters of the DPRI Chapter 2 – Directives and Publications listed numerically Chapter 3 – Directives and Publications listed alphabetically
Where can you find the latest revision to a publication DDPRI Chapter 3
Where can you find your units distribution symbol block for a publication? On the bottom of the cover page of the publication
What info will be addressed in the distribution blocks? Unit authorization and allowance
How do you locate your units distribution symbol? Look at table of contents page 1 of SDL
In what publication would you find a listing of charts and publications required for your cutter? CCOMDTINST M3140.5
If the directive you are requesting is classified where do you send a letter requesting it? Sponsoring office at CGHQ
What are the three basic changes to publications? Pen and Ink Cut and Paste Page for Page
How can changes and ammendments to publications come? CCD-Rom Via a link to an internet site Official message Change directive or notice
What is a SSIC? Standard Subject Identification Code Example : B
What do these mean: CI, CIM, CP, CN, U, F, C, S, T? CCI – COMDNTINST CIM – COMDNTINST MANUAL CP – COMDNT PUBLICATION CN – COMDNT NOTE U – UNCLASSIFIED F – FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY C – CLASSIFIED S – SECRET T – TOP SECRET
What is a keel? The keel is the backbone of a vessel running from bow to stern along the center line of the hull.
What are the two most common types of keels on metal boats? Bar Keel Flat Plate Keel
What are the three basic types of hulls? Displacement Semi-displacement Planing
What type of hull is the 47MLB? Deep V Planing
What does amidships mean? It means the center or middle area of a vessel; the point where the center line and beam line meet.
What does athwartships mean? A direction that runs from side to side. Example; Athwartships passageway or Athwartships bulkhead
What is a vessels tendency to return to the upright position know as? Stability
What are the two types of stability? Transverse Longitudinal
What are the two primary forces that determine stability? Weight Buoyancy
What are the two forces that affect stability? Static Dynamic
What temp must an anti-exposure suit be worn? When the water is below 60 and above 50.
What type of pfd is a anti- exposure suit? Type V
When must a dry suit be worn? When the water temp is below 50 and the air temp is below 50.
What are the three main factors that determine how long a person can survive in cold water? Temp of water Physical condition of PIW Actions taken by PIW
What degree of arc does each light shine: Port, Stbd, Mast, Stern? Port and Stbd – Mast 225 Stern 135
How high does the MK 80 pencil flare go?
What color is the night end of a MK 124? Red
How long does it take to acquire night vision? 30 min.
Who reviews unit logs after they are completed? QMOW-OOD-OPS/NAV-CO
Who can make corrections to a log after the CO signs it? Nobody
What are the different readiness conditions? V – In port or at anchor IV – Normal peacetime steaming III – GQ, 1 in 3 manning II - GQ, port/stbd manning I – GQ, all hands manning
How many hours before getting underway is the typical navigational briefing? 24 hrs
Where can you find the requirements of cutters before getting underway? Coast Guard Navigational Standards Manual
What does right/left standard rudder mean? Turn the rudder 20 degrees
What does ease your rudder mean? Decrease rudder angle by half
What type of cloud is also known as the mackerel sky? Cirrocumulus
What type of cloud is low flying around 1000 and uniform? Stratus
At what depth do hydro static releases release? 5-15
How often are Hydro Static releases to be inspected? Annually
How often are stokes litters required to be washed down if stored on weather decks? Weekly
How often are stokes litters to be inspected? Quarterly Or after each use
Explain a NIMA stock number for a chart? Example 14BHA Geographic sub-region B-portfolio HA-type of chart chart number
How many colors are on a chart? 6 6
What is a chart that covers a large area called? Small-scale chart
Who publishes notice to mariners? NIMA
In the notice to mariners corrections, if the letter P is used what does it indicate? The correction is a preliminary correction
When can amplitude observations be made? When the suns lower limb is 2/3 of its diameter above the horizon.
How many satellites are required to generate a fix with GPS? 4 4
What does FTC mean on radar? Rain Clutter
What are chain slings made of and what do they have on them? Heat treated alloy and they have an A stamped on the links.
What is the master link made out of? Grade 8 alloy steel
What do different lays of wire rope look like? Refer to page 5-3 in BM3 course book
What is the minimum safety factor for wire rope on board a ship? 5 5
What part of a lifting rig is designed to be the weakest link? The hook
What color are the next last shot of chain and last shot of chain painted? Second to last – yellow Last - red
Name the parts of a Danforth and Navy standard stockless anchor? Danforth: shackle, eye, shank, crown, fluke, stock. Stockless: shackle, shank, crown, shoulder, fluke, bill.
What is another name for azimuth? A celestial bearing
What is the horizontal movement of the water caused by gravitational interaction between the sun, moon, and earth called? Tidal Currents
What is nautical twilight; civil twilight? Nautical twilight is when the suns upper limb is 12 degrees below the visible horizon Civil twilight is 6 degrees below the visible horizon
What is the only letter not used for time zones? J J
What color do you mark safe water on your chart? Blue
What are safe water buoy marks colored? Red and white
What do the following abbreviations mean: CLR, SCT, BKN, OVC, R, RW? CLR – CLEAR SCT – SCATTERED BKN – BROKEN OVC – OVERCAST R – RAIN RW – RAIN SHOWERS
What is the optimum temperature for a spray painting system? 70
What are the characteristics of the bosn chair? 27 long 12 wide 2 thick Two cleats ½ thick x 4 wide x 12 long Be clear of varnish or linseed oil
What are the two methods of rigging the bosn chair? Luff tackle Single whip purchase
What type of hitch is used to secure the bosn chair? Girth hitch
What are the characteristics of the stage? 6-8 long 2 thick 12 wide Two short wooden horns approx. 16 long Be clear of varnish or linseed oil
What are the two methods of rigging the stage? Eye splice Stage hitch
What does the single whip purchase allow with a bosn chair? It allows the chair to be controlled by a work party
What mechanical advantage does luff tackle have? 3 to 1
What shot of chain is marked wwww-r-wwww? 4 th
What is the master link made out of? Grade 8 alloy steel
What does the number pennants look like? Reference chapter 6 of BM3 course book
What does at the dip mean? Flag hoisted halfway up the yardarm.
What does the code or answer pennant look like? Reference chapter 6 of BM3 course book
What the flags alpha, bravo, delta, hotel and oscar mean? A - I have a diver down, keep well clear at slow speed B - I am taking in, or discharging, or carrying dangerous goods D - Keep clear of me, I am maneuvering with Difficulty H - I have a pilot on board O - Man overboard
How many signal flags are there? 40
What does the SOPA flag look like? Reference chapter 6 of BM3 course book
What pennant is raised five minutes prior to colors? Prep pennant
What are the different calls on the bosn pipe? Attention aka passing the word Mess – the longest of all calls lasting 60 secs Sweepers Passing the side – the aristocrat of all calls
What are the hand positions on the bosn pipe and what kind of note do they produce? Open – soft clear note, lowest pitched Curved – higher pitched note Closed – High Clear Note Clinched – Shrill and Clear Note
What are the nomenclature of the bosn pipe? Mouth, reed, flange, bowl, pea, windedge, ring, lanyard.