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(15) Necessary fuel, lubricating oil, water, etc.
(16) Lantern, trimmed, filled, and ready for lighting.
(17) Necessary implements for service of engines.

(18) Two circular life buoys, one aft and one forward, neatly secured where readily detachable.

(19) Life jackets in the stern sheets.

(20) Running lights, foghorn, fog bell, whistle, etc., as required by “Rules of the Road.' (21) Two hand grapnels, fitted with chain or rope.

(22) A bucket of sand for extinguishing gasoline fires (for gasoline boats).

(23) A chemical fire extinguisher (for gasoline boats).

(24) Tarpaulin. MOTOR SAILING LAUNCHES, MOTOR WHALEBOATS, AND

MOTOR DORIES. 23. These boats shall carry the following equipment at all times, except when special circumstances render it undesirable:

(1) All equipment carried by pulling boats of a similar type. (2) Running lights, foghorn, fog bell, whistle, etc., as required by “Rules of the Road."

(3) A bucket of sand for extinguishing gasoline fires.
(4) A chemical fire extinguisher.
(5) Fuel.

Necessary tools for service of engine.

BOAT BOX.

24. The boat box shall be water-tight, as small as possible, and arranged to go under the thwarts without difficulty. It should be provided with a lock and key, and the boat shall never leave the ship without the latter. It shall contain the following articles: (1) Ax.

(9) One pair of cutting pliers, (2) Hatchet.

large size. (3) Handsaw.

(10) One brace, with 4,42,44, (4) Hammer.

and 1 inch bits. (5) Screw driver.

(11) Marlin spike. Cold chisel.

(12) Palm. Boat, calking iron.

(13) Sail needles. Giant tool handle.

(14) Assorted wire nails.

(15) Assorted screws.

(24) One pound of tallow. (16) Tacks, copper, 34-inch. 125) Six candles. ·(17) Sheet lead.

(26) Safety matches in her(18) Two pounds of Yg-inch metically sealed box, or largewire seizing.

mouthed bottle with screw (19) Lamp wick.

top: (20) Spun yarn.

(27) Boat signal lantern. (21) Sail twine.

(28) Bottle, 192-pint, illumi(22) Fishing lines, hooks, and nating oil. sinkers.

(29) Boat Book. (23) Lead and line, first 2 fathoms marked in feet.

25. The following articles shall be assigned to each boat. They shall be kept in a designated place on board ship, and placed in the boat only when required for drill or service.

(1) One small medical emergency box containing the following articles and directions for giving medicines: Adhesive plaster, 2 inches wide..

...spool.. 1 Bandages, gauze, assorted...

number.. 12 Brown mixture tablets...

.bottle.. 1 Calomel tablets (12 grain).

... do... 1 Carbolated vaseline.

.jar.. 1 Cathartic pills..

.bottle.! 1 Chlorodyne tablets......

...do... 1 First-aid packets..

.number.. 6 Gauze, bichloride, compressed.

packages. 12 Lead and opium tablets.

...bottle.. 1 Liquid extract of beef.

..bottles.. 2 Muslin... Hati

-yards.. 2 Mustard plaster.

.box. 1 Pins, scissors and dressing forceps (set in case)

1 Quinine tablets (3 grain).

.bottle.. 1 Soda bicarbonate....

..can.. 1 Tourniquet, instant, rubber.....

.number.. 4 (2) One set of arm curtains with fittings complete:

COOKING UTENSILS. 26. These are supplied only when required. For example, at abandon ship they are undesirable complications, Boat expeditions may or may not require them, depending upon the nature of the service.

27. The cooking outfit for boat expeditions, when it is expected to do cooking in the boat, would consist simply of:

(1) Galvanized iron bucket, or pan, filled with sand.
(2) Fuel.
(3) Iron mess kettle and frying pan.
4) Mess gear.

28. (1) Additional portions of the ration, such as butter, salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, etc., would be necessary.

(2) These can be most expeditiously supplied by the man who provides mess gear, if they are to be supplied in small quantities. If providing for a considerable force ashore, the amounts of each shall be carefully determined and provided by the commissariat,

PROVISIONS. 29. (1). The amount of provisions and water carried under various circumstances will depend upon the probable length of service and the probable requirements of the expedition.

(2) Bread, if carried, will be carried in water-tight tins. These should be supplied in wooden boxes, in order to preserve the tins intact.

(3) Fresh water is carried in breakers containing 8 or 5 gallons each,

(4) Canned meats, if carried, will be in wooden boxes in which shipped.

(5) The specially prepared "emergency abandon-ship rations'' are packed in tins, 50 tins in a wooden

box, and each tin containing 1 day's ration for 1 man.

(6) Coffee, tea, sugar, and salt, if for a small expedition, are carried in small waterproof packages; if provided by the commissariat for a considerable body of men, in the original cases in which received on board ship.

(7) Other portions of the Navy ration may be carried in actual service, when time and circumstances permit.

30. (1) Except in an emergency, such as abandon ship, the commissary officer will ration men leaving the ship, having in mind the character of the service and probable time of absence from the ship.

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(2) The following is suggested as a basis per 100 rations:

100 rations. Bread (hard or soft).

-pounds.. Corned beef (canned).

do.... 75 Baked beans (canned).

..do.... 75 Coffee (roasted and ground)

..do.... Sugar (granulated).

..do.... Tomatoes (canned)

..do. Salt (table).

...do.

2 Pepper (black).

ounces.. 4 31. Abandon ship, provisions.-(1) Rations.-There are generally supplied special Emergency abandon ship rations." (See art. 29 (5).) When these are not provided, the abandon ship ration is 1 pound of hard bread and three-fourths pound canned meat. In either case there shall be kept ready for use abandon ship rations for each officer and man of the ship's complement sufficient for one and one-half days in the case of battleships, battle cruisers, and armored cruisers, and for three days in the case of all other vessels.

(2) Water.—The amount of water carried in breakers for abandon ship is based upon the number of men that can be carried at one time in the ship's boats. The allowance per man on this basis is one-half gallon on battleships, battle cruisers, and armored cruisers, and one and one-half gallons on all other vessels.

HOSPITAL BOATS. 32. (1) The boat with the ambulance party shall carry the medical officer and a large medicine chest containing stimulants and medicines. Each article shall be labeled in English and distinctly marked, with directions for administering and quantity of dose, in terms that any one can understand. The medical officer shall also take a set of surgical instruments, stretchers, and other necessary surgical conveniences.

(2) The hospital boat shall carry no arms whatever, and shall fly a Red Cross flag on a staff in the bow.

ARTILLERY BOATS. 33. (1) If gun is to be used in boat only, artillery boats shall carry the following:

Boat gunmount, complete, secured to deck plate.
All implements for service of the gun.

Box of accessories and spare parts.
Ammunition.

In short, the same supplies should be provided as are required for the service of the gun on board ship.

(2) If gun is to be landed —
Field carriage, with all implements for service of the gun.

Shifting spar, grommet, and lashing, and skids or other means for landing the gun.

Haversack for landing armorer's tools; also accessories, spare parts, and all articles necessary for the service of the gun.

Ammunition.

(3) If gun is to be used both in the boat and on shore, both the boat mount and field carriage shall be provided, and accessories, spare parts, etc., as above enumerated.

(4) The equipment of the artillery boat for drill shall be in all respects the same as if the gun were to be fired in battle.

AMMUNITION. 34. Ammunition shall be carried in the chests in which supplied. The amount will be specified in every case and will depend upon the nature of the service The following is the minimum amount to be supplied:

3-inch field gun.-Filled ammunition boxes (32 rounds).
1-pounder R. F-Filled ammunition box (60 rounds).
Machine guns.-1,000 rounds.
Rifle.-100 rounds for each rifle.
Pistol.-48 rounds for each pistol.

SENIOR OFFICER'S BOAT. 35. The boat conveying the commander of the expedition shall carry the means for efficient communication with other boats, and, if practicable, with the ship. When available a boat radio set should be used; otherwise signal lamps. A box of Very's stars and a supply of rockets may be useful for prearranged signals.

36. 37. 38. 39.

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