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First. The name and rank, or rating, of all persons who may join or be discharged from the vessel ; all transfers, deaths, and desertions; the names of all persons made prisoners by an enemy, and of all absent without leave; the names of all passengers, with times of coming aboard and leaving; the direction of the wind, state of the weather, courses steered, and distances sailed; the time when any particular evolution, exercise, or other service was performed; the signal number of all sig. nals made, the time when, and by what vessels, and to what vessel they were made; the nature and extent of all public punishments inflicted, with the name and crime of the offenders; the rating and disrating of petty officers; the result of all observations made to find the ship's place, and all dangers discovered in navigation.
Second. The grounding of the vessel, and the loss of or serious injury to boats, spars, sails, rigging, and stores of any kind, with the circumstances under which they happened, and the extent of the injury received
Third. A particular account of all stores received, from whom received, or by whom furnished, and the department for which they were received.
Fourth. A particular account of all stores condemned by survey or converted to any other purpose than that for which they were originally intended.
Fifth. A particular account of all stores lent or otherwise sent out of the vessel, and by what authority it was done.
Sixth. All the marks and numbers of each cask or bale which, on being opened, is found to contain less than is specified by the invoice, or than it ought to contain, with the deficiency found.
Seventh. Every alteration made in the allowance of provisions, and by whose order.
Eighth. The employment of any hired vessel, her dimensions in tonnage, the name of the master or owner, the number of her crew, how or for what purpose employed, by whose order, and the reasons for her employment.
321. After the log has been signed by the officers of the watches, no alterations shall be made therein, except to correct some error or supply some omission; and then only with the approbation of the commanding officer, and upon the recollection of the officer who had charge of the watch in which the alteration or addition is proposed, who shall then sign the same, if satisfied of its correctness.
322. He will be careful to prevent any waste or improper expenditure of fuel or water, and he is to report daily, when at sea, to the command ing officer, the quantity of each expended in the last twenty-four hours, and the quantity remaining on hand.
323. Should he be removed or suspended, he shall sign the log-book and deliver it to his successor, taking his receipt for the same, and for all other articles under his charge; and shall deliver to the commander a fair copy of the remark-book, made up to the day of his removal or suspension.
324. The log-book will be kept by the second lieutenant, and the transcript written by the third lieutenant.
THIRD LIEUTENANTS. 325. Under the direction of the commanding officer, he shall make weekly and monthly abstracts from the journal, and such other official writing as may be designated from time to time.
326. The third lieutenant shall have charge of, and be responsible for, all the provisions; and shall superintend the serving out the rations to the crew, and make quarterly returns of quantity of rations expended and on hand to the commanding officer, who will certify their correctness and forward same to the Department.
327. He is to be careful not to serve out any fuel or water beyond the stipulated allowance, without the special orders of the commander.
328. In addition to the foregoing, he shall perform such other duties as may be assigned him by the commanding officer.
BOATS WAIN, GUNNER, AND CARPENTER. 329. They must carefully examine all the articles belonging to, and all stores received for, their respective departments, and see that they are of good quality, that they agree in quantity with the invoice or bill sent with them, and that they are in good order, and must make immediate report to the executive officer of any defect or deficiency which they may discover.
330. They are responsible for all articles of their departments, and particularly for the careful preservation of all tools or implements issued for the use of their departments. They will retain for survey all of these that may become worn out, or otherwise rendered unfit for further use, as their responsibility with regard to them will not cease until they have been formally disposed of by survey.
331. They shall request a survey upon all stores which may be injured, or become unfit for service, in their respective departments, and such as the surveying officers condemn shall be expended, preserving a copy of the survey as a voucher; but if the survey shall direct articles to be converted to some other use, they shall be charged accordingly, and expended in the same manner as any other stores.
332. They shall be particularly watchful, and make immediate report to the executive officer of any neglect or misconduct which they may discover in the person having charge of their stores.
333. When a vessel is about to be dismantled, they are to be careful that all the articles belonging to their respective departments are properly secured and tallied with their name and quantity, whether - serviceable," " requiring repairs," or "unserviceable,” and that all precautions are taken to prevent their being in any manner injured.
334. They are to report daily, at morning quarters and at 8 p. m., to the executive officer, the state of all things in their respective departments.
335. The boatswain is to be generally upon deck in the day, and at all times, both day and night, when any duty shall require all hands to be employed. He is to see that the men go quickly upon deck when called, and that when there they perform their duty with alacrity.
336. He is every day, before 74 a. m., and as much oftener as may be desirable, according to the service the vessel is employed on, to examine the state of the rigging, to ascertain whether any part be chafed, or likely to give way, and to report to the officer of the deck the state in which he finds it. He is at all times to be careful that the anchors, booms, and boats be properly secured; and he is to be very attentive to have ready a sufficient number of mats, plats, nippers, points, and gaskets, that no delay or inconvenience may be experienced when they are wanted.
337. He is to be very attentive when working up junk that every part of it is converted to such purposes as may be ordered.
338. Besides his general duties, the gunner is to have charge of the anchor-buoys and life-buoys, to see that they are at all times in good order, and the latter ready to be dropped into the water at a moment's warning.
339. He is to report to the second lieutenant for entry in the log-book, after any exercise in which powder or powder and shot are used, the quantity of each expended, and is to sign the entry in attestation of its correctness.
340. He is responsible for the good condition of everthing pertaining to the guns and their equipments, magazines, shell-rooms, shot and shell, small arms, &c., and he is to satisfy himself that they are constantly in good order and condition.
341. The carpenter, in addition to his general duties prescribed above will examine and report daily to the first lieutenant the state of the masts and yards, have the pumps and hose ready for instant use, keep the boats, oars, ladders, and gratings in good order, and frequently examine the sides and decks, and report when calking is required.
COMPLEMENTS OF VESSELS. 342. Crews will consist of boatswains, gunners, carpenters, quartermasters, master-at-arms, seamen, boys, cooks, stewards, and firemen.
343. Crews shall be shipped, in the usual manner, as seamen, boys, and firemen, according to their respective capacities, but with no higher rates. Stewards and cooks may be shipped as such.
344. The complements of all vessels employed in the revenue service, or in protecting the revenue, will be determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, from which there shall be no departure under any pretense.
345. A revenue vessel, otherwise ready for service, shall not be de. tained on account of a deficiency of seamen, provided the deficiency does not exceed one-fourth the number of seamen allowed in the table of complements, and provided the deficiency can be supplied by an addi. tional number of seamen; nor shall a revenue vessel, when under orders for service, and otherwise ready, be detained if the whole number of petty officers and persons of inferior ratings on board shall be equal to three-fourths of the total number of such persons allowed by the table of complements.
346. The Department will, at any time, if it be deemed expedient, direct vessels to sail with still smaller numbers, or otherwise modify the table of complements for vessels destined for particular service.
ENLISTMENTS. 347. No boy under the age of thirteen years, or under four feet nine inches in height, shall be entered or shipped to serve ou board of a revenue vessel. | 348. No person under the age of twenty-one years shall be entered or shipped to serve on board a revenue vessel without the consent, given in writing, of the parents or guardians of said person, if any such can be found.
349. No boy is to be entered or shipped on board of a revenue vessel to perform any duty other than to wait upon officers' messes, or other usual duties of the vessel, and then he is to mess with the crew.
350. No person is to be borne on the books of a revenue vessel who is not assigned and required to perform the proper and usual duties of the position or office corresponding to the rank or rate as shown on the shipping articles.
351. No person shall be shipped or allowed to.sign the shipping arti. cles while in a state of intoxication, nor shall any person be shipped for the revenue service who has been convicted of felony or any infamous crime.
352. Shipping articles will conform to the law as set forth in these regulations, the heading of which shall be read to all persons desiring to enter or ship for the revenue service before they shall be required to sign them.
353. When any person belonging to the crew of a revenue vessel dies on board, or in actual service, the necessary funeral expenses will be paid when duly certified and approved; but this regulation is not to be construed to authorize any expenses beyond those indispensable to the decent burial of the deceased person.
CHIEF ENGINEER. 354. A chief engineer, on being ordered to a vessel, will make himself acquainted with all parts of the machinery and boilers, the coal-bunkers and store-rooms; he will examine carefully all parts of the machinery, and everything pertaining to it, and report to the commanding officer anything that is defective.
355. He will cause the assistant engineers, on their joining the vessel, to become familiar with all the cocks, valves, pipes, and the different parts of the machinery and boilers. :
356. He will see that he has the requisite amount of stores, of good quality, on board, and that they are stored away in good condition.
357. He will provide a supply of oatmeal, to be issued to the firemen without charge, at such times and in such quantities as the commanding officer may direct.
358. He will keep a strict account of, and be responsible for, the expenditure of the coal, stores, duplicate pieces, and all articles in the engineer department; and he will examine each day's expenditure and approve it by his signature.
359. He will make out the watch, quarter, fire, and cleaning bills for the engineer department, assigning to each person his proper station and duty, and submit the same to the commander of the vessel for his approval and signature, which bills shall then be hung up in some conspicuous place, where all persons in the department may refer to them. He will see that the prescribed duties are performed in a proper manner, and will report all neglect of duty or other breach of discipline in the fire or engine room to the executive officer.
360. He will see that the fires are never lighted, nor hauled after being lighted, without the consent of the commanding officer; and that the engines are never turned, after being stopped, except in obedience to signal, or by permission of the officer of the deck.
361. He will report to the commander any accident or defect that may occur to the machinery, boilers, or their dependencies, and at meridian of each day report the quantity of coals consumed, the revolutions made by the engines, and the average revolutions per minute for the last twenty-four hours; also, the quantity of coal remaining on hand; and if at any time in his judgment the machinery is driven too hard, or undue strain put upon any of its parts by stress of weather, motion, or position of the vessel, he will report the same to the commander, noting such report, and the causes for it, in the steam-log.
362. He shall make a daily personal examination of all parts of the vessel occupied by the engines and their dependencies, and will report them ready, for inspection to the executive officer at such times as may be directed by the commander of the vessel.
363. He shall, at the setting of the watch in the evening, report the condition of the engines, boilers, and their dependencies, to the commanding officer, and receive from him any orders he may have to give him for the night.
364. He will exercise a vigilant supervision over every part of the steam department, and see that it is kept in good order; he will be particular tħat the steam pumps, hose, and other means for extinguishing fire, are ready for immediate use; that the water in the boilers is not