Kings Regulations & Admiralty Instructions - 1913
Gunnery and Torpedo
SECTION I. CAPTAIN - GENERAL DUTIES.
882. Manuals of Instruction.- In addition to the instructions contained herein, officers are to be guided, in the use and management of the armament, by the directions given in the manuals of instruction which are furnished for their information and guidance, and will conform in every particular to the system of teaching laid down therein.
2. Gunnery Drill Book.- Each officer of the Military Branch is also to supply himself with a copy of the latest edition of the gunnery drill book.
883. Expenditure of Ammunition.- The expenditure of the authorised allowance of ammunition being the most important exercise during the quarter, too much stress cannot be laid on the care with which it should be carried out, both for purposes of instruction, manoeuvring the ship, and accuracy of fire. On no account, therefore, should it be hurried through, and if through stress of weather or other causes it is undesirable to continue the practice, it should be deferred to another opportunity.
884. Firing on Shore or in Foreign Port.- Before practising at an object on shore, he is to obtain the concurrence of any resident authorities ; and before firing in a foreign port or in its vicinity, he is to ascertain that he would not in so doing infringe any local regulations, or afford cause of complaint to the authorities or inhabitants.
885. Gun Drill, Marines.- The Captain will take care that proper opportunity is afforded for every marine in the detachment, artillery as well as infantry, to be exercised at gun drill at other times than at general quarters, at least twice a month.
886. G. and T. Officers' and Ratings' Drills.- He will take care that the Gunnery and Torpedo Officers, Gunner's Mates and Torpedo Gunner's Mates are not employed on duties which would cause interference with drills, unless it is absolutely necessary for those duties to be carried out.
887. Gunnery and Torpedo Logs.- He will cause the Gunnery and Torpedo Lieutenants, or, if none are borne, the Gunner and Torpedo Gunner, or, if there are none, the Gunner's Mates and Torpedo Gunner's Mates to keep the gunnery and torpedo logs (forms S. 286 and S. 304a and 304h respectively). These books are to be produced at inspections ; and when the ship is paid off they are to be forwarded to the Captains of the " Excellent " and " Vernon."
888. Repair of Machinery.- The Captain will be responsible that the necessary engine-room ratings are told off as may be required to assist the Gunnery and Torpedo Officers in the care of the machinery under their charge. The Engine-Room Artificers told off to the Gunnery and Torpedo Lieutenants
are to be at the service of the Engineer Officer for, executing repairs to hydraulic pumping engines and air compressors.
2. The gunnery and torpedo staffs are not required to carry out large mechanical repairs, and the Captain will be responsible that the Engineer Officer carries out such repairs expeditiously with the engineering staff when duly requisitioned. (See Article 947.)
3. Torpedo Officer's Duties.- In ships carrying neither Torpedo Lieutenant nor Torpedo Gunner and to which no Lieutenant (T*) has been appointed, the Captain is to nominate the fittest person to perform the duties of Torpedo Officer, from officers who have gone through a short course or Sub-Lieutenant's course in the torpedo school.
4. Searchlights.- It should be remembered that the frequent exercise of searchlights at moving objects is most necessary.
889. Torpedoes and Torpedo Stores.- He is frequently to satisfy himself that the rules laid down in the Torpedo Manual for the maintenance in proper order of the stores supplied for torpedo service, as well as of the torpedoes themselves, are strictly adhered to, and that the officers and men having special duties in connection with torpedoes are thoroughly conversant with those duties.
2. He will clearly understand and will cause to be clearly understood that no risk whatever to the ship is to be incurred in carrying out Whitehead torpedo practice.
Provided this condition is satisfied, he will, when possible, select a place for the practice where the depth of water is not more than 20 fathoms ; but if this is impossible, the practice may take place in the open sea under the conditions laid down in Vol. Ill., Torpedo Manual, namely„ fine weather is to be chosen and every precaution taken to prevent loss of, or damage to, torpedoes when being picked up.
3. Liability to loss will be diminished by his selecting a range which permits of torpedoes being discharged towards shallower water.
4. He will be careful not to give cause of offence by running torpedoes in the waters of any foreign nation without first asking permission where authorities of that nation exist,
890. Inspection of Ordnance Stores on Receipt.- On receiving the naval ordnance stores, he is to cause the guns and their carriages, the rifles, cutlasses, and other weapons to be carefully examined, and to inform the local Naval Ordnance Officer, through the Commander-in-Chief or Senior Officer, of such as are defective or not fit for service, that they may be exchanged ; but if there shall be any indication of neglect, he is to report it to the Senior Officer, who, if necessary, will represent it to the Admiralty.
2. Spare Gear.- All spare gear, in the Gunner's and Torpedo Gunner's charge, is to be tried in position before the ship leaves port on commissioning. This is to be done, so far as possible, while the ship is under dockyard control, and on commissioning the Gunner and Torpedo Gunner are to make statements to the Captain in writing, showing how far this has been done. Any defective gear is to be returned and reported upon.
891. Projectiles.- He will take care that the colour and marking of projectiles are retained as issued ; and that they are kept free from dirt or paint.
892. Gun Mountings.- The gun mountings and torpedo fittings are to be frequently and carefully examined by the officers of the quarters, and the result reported. If any necessary repairs cannot be carried out
by the Armourers, they are to be undertaken by the Engine Department, under the superintendence of the Engineer Officer; if, however, the assistance of the Naval Ordnance Department cannot be dispensed with, application for the necessary work to be done is to be made to that department through the Commander-in-Chief or senior officer present.
2. The whole of the working parts of the mountings are to be kept in a state of thorough efficiency. No working part, bearing, or screw-thread is ever to be bright polished, and all such parts as are supplied bright are to be kept clean by the careful use of oil only. If required to remain for a time without being cleaned, such parts are to be coated with white lead and tallow as usual.
3. In order to maintain in an efficient condition the ball bearings in connection with transferable and non-transferable gun mountings, transferable gun mountings are to be examined within one month of the ship being commissioned and subsequently at intervals of three months. The examination of these gun mountings should include the cleaning and oiling of the balls and bearings of the pedestal where so fitted. Non-transferable, including 6-inch (twin), mountings are to be examined as indicated in the Hydraulic Manual and the 6-inch Twin Handbook respectively.
4. The mountings are to be lifted every six months or oftener, by the hydraulic jacks, chocked up, and the under and interior surfaces thoroughly cleansed, all rust being removed by scraping, as the process of corrosion is not stayed by painting over rusty surfaces : wherever the steel is exposed, it is to be repainted with anti-corrosive paint.
5. The Gunnery Officer and the Engineer Officer are to examine every six months the whole of the carriages, the guns, it necessary, being dismounted for the purpose, and the Torpedo Officer and the Engineer Officer, the torpedo tubes and their various parts. The result, duly signed by them, is to be noted in the annual gunnery and torpedo reports respectively. The gun mountings of torpedo boat destroyers in commission are, however, to be examined every three months, except as regards destroyers carrying 4-inch guns on P. III. mountings.
In the case of torpedo boat destroyers carrying 4-inch guns on P. III. mountings, these guns are to be dismounted every six months. The dismounting is to take place at a dockyard as convenient, the labour required being supplied by the ship's staff and the necessary appliances furnished by the dockyard.
6. Hydraulic Jacks.- The Gunnery Officer is responsible for the efficiency of the hydraulic jacks ; they are to be examined and reported on periodically in the same manner as the gun mountings.
The liquid in the recoil cylinders is to be tested by litmus paper once every month, and if any signs of acidity are shown the liquid should be replaced by new, the cylinders being thoroughly cleaned out before refilling. If the test should show strong acidity, then the recoil cylinder, piston rod, &c., should be completely examined. Reports of such examinations
- The recoil and run-in-and-out cylinders of all mountings are to be examined every six months, but the first examination is to take place within three months of commissioning or recommissioning.
- The recoil valves of 13-5-inch and by-pass valves in run-in-and-out rams of later mountings are to be tested for lift and for watertightness once in three months.
- Tests for acidity of liquid in recoil cylinders of all mountings are to be made in the following manner, viz. :-
should be inserted in the annual gunnery report. If any corrosion of the parts is noted, it should be reported to the Admiralty.
893. Divers.- The regulations for the qualification and re-qualification of Divers and Artificer Divers are laid down in the " Courses of Instruction in Gunnery."
2. Superintendence of Diving Party.- The Gunner, or in his absence the Torpedo Gunner, is always to be in charge of the diving party, and the operations are to be carried out under the direction of either the Gunnery Lieutenant or the Torpedo Lieutenant, except in ships not bearing all or any of the above-mentioned officers, when the place of the Gunner in charge of the diving party may be taken by another specially selected warrant or chief petty officer, and the duty of superintending the diving party by some other commissioned officer.
3. When diving operations are being carried on, all the Divers and Artificer Divers on board are to attend, if possible.
4. Practice in Diving. At least once a month, and oftener if favourable opportunities offer, all Divers and Artificer Divers, both in seagoing and harbour ships, are to put on the dress and exercise under water, and each man should be given a definite task to accomplish.
At least once a quarter practice is to be carried out, if practicable, in depths of 12 fathoms at least when using a two-cylinder pump. When using one single-cylinder pump the exercise is to be carried out in a depth approaching to, but not exceeding, 52 fathoms. When two or more ships having pump of this description are in company, two pumps are to be coupled together by means of the four-way junction piece, and the exercise carried out in a depth of 12 fathoms.
5. The Diver and his attendant will be paid for the practice in diving as laid down in Article 1468. If the Diver should be at any time unwilling to dive he may be deprived of his Diver rating and retaining pay for the current quarter. Divers and Artificer Divers are to be encouraged to avail themselves of other opportunities than the periodical exercises to practise diving and increase their efficiency as regards depth and working in a sea-way. For scale of remuneration and rules governing it, see 1468.
6. The Gunnery Officer, assisted by the Divers, is once a quarter to inspect all the diving apparatus, reporting the condition in which it is found in the annual gunnery report.
7. All Divers are to be examined by the medical officer of the ship in which they may be serving once in each year, to ascertain that they are physically capable of working under water; if found unfit, they will cease to hold the rating. They are also, in all cases, to be medically examined daily, immediately before they may be required to exercise or work under water, and their physical fitness for such duty is to be reported to the Captain, and recorded in the gunnery returns.
8. It is to be stated in the annual gunnery reports of every ship carrying a Diver, whether all the rules in this Article have been complied with, and, if not, reasons for non-compliance are to be stated.
9. In view of the fact that diving in great depths, such as 21 to 25 fathoms, requires men of great practice and of ability to sustain the consequent pressure, all officers concerned are to satisfy themselves that the depth of water in which men may be ordered to dive does not exceed 25 fathoms, which is the greatest depth that should be allowed, unless in very exceptional circumstances. In such cases the approval of the Senior Officer should be obtained.
All diving operations at depths approaching the above are invariably to come under the notice of the Senior Officer present.
894. Examination of Explosives.- At least once every four years all explosives, including filled shells, on board His Majesty's ships in commission, whether with full or with nucleus crews, are to be landed and examined at a naval ordnance depot. The four years are to be reckoned from the date when the outfit of explosives was supplied, or from the date when the outfit was last examined at a naval ordnance depot, as the case may be.
2. Reckoning from the same dates, a portion of the explosives, viz. :
- All that are defective ;
- All in packages that have been opened (not including cartridges in airtight lockers) ;
- All vent-sealing tubes;
- All loose electric primers supplied for use with Service ammunition;
- All loose fuzes ;
- Not less than 10 per cent. of the Q.F. cartridges ;
- All gun-cotton wet charges torpedo (warheads) ; are, as a general rule, to be landed at the end of two years and examined at a naval ordnance depot. Should this examination indicate that any of the explosives remaining on board are likely to be in a bad condition, such further quantities as the Senior Officer may direct are to be landed and examined.
3. Further instructions for the landing and examination of explosives will be found in Vol. I., Gunnery Manual, 1907.
895. Gunnery Defects, &c.- The Captain will report to the Commander-in-Chief, for the information of the Admiralty, any accident that may happen with ordnance, machine guns, mountings, small-arms, or projectiles, stating the charge used, and also the supposed cause of the accident. Failures or defects in ammunition, projectiles, or other naval ordnance stores are also to be reported.
The particulars of accidents and of failures or defects in ammunition are also to be inserted in the annual gunnery reports (form S. 285).
2. Guns, Ammunition, &c., description of.- In any report referring to guns or mountings, the correct nomenclature is always to be used in describing details, and the numbers and distinguishing marks are to be given in full. In describing ammunition, correct copies of all stencilling, labels, and marks on boxes, cartridges, small-arm ammunition, fuzes, primers, shell, &c., are invariably to be included, and, if possible, it should be stated when the ammunition was received and where from.
When "operation papers" are supplied with the stores found defective, as, for instance, in the case of gun-tubes or detonators, they are always to accompany the report.
3. Serious Defects, &c., in Guns.- Should a serious accident happen to any part of a gun or mounting, or should any material defect be discovered therein, the gun and its mounting are to be left as nearly as possible in the condition in which they were found immediately after the accident occurred, or the defect was discovered, pending an investigation which is at once to be held as to the cause of the accident or defect.
A full special report of the investigation, accompanied by sketches or impressions of the injured parts, is to be transmitted to the Commander-in-Chief, for the information of the Admiralty, without delay.
Mention of the circumstance of such special report is to be made in the annual returns of ordnance.
4. In the case of ordnance, a note is to be made in the memorandum of examination of any accident or exceptional occurrence, and the round at which it happened.
5. Torpedo Accidents and Defects.- Accidents to torpedo carriages or tubes are to be dealt with as laid down above for gun mountings.
The method of procedure in the case of Whitehead torpedoes is laid down in Torpedo Manual, Vol. III.
Full particulars of these accidents should be inserted in the annual torpedo reports, as also all failures, with electric tubes,, primers, &c.
896. Explosives on Docking, &c.- The Captain is to take care to observe the following instructions as regards the retention and removal of explosives, i.e., powder, shell, wet gun-cotton, Whitehead pistols and warheads, and E.C mines, in the case of ships going alongside a dockyard wharf, or into a basin or dock.
2. Explosives need not be removed from ships in commission when coming into harbour or placed in basins or docks for limited periods for repairs. Discretion as to their removal is left to the Commander-in-Chief.
3. In case of a ship being damaged and requiring to be immediately docked, special arrangements are to be made for the discharge of explosives.
4. Locking of Magazines.- When a ship is about to be docked, the Admiral Superintendent of the dockyard will send an officer representing him on board, who, in concert with the officers of the ship, and under the directions of the Captain, will visit the magazines and shell rooms, and, having ascertained that everything is in proper order, will cause the magazines and shell rooms to be locked, and will take the keys, enclosed in a small canvas bag, bearing the name of the ship clearly marked on the label, to the office of the Inspector of Police at the dockyard gate nearest to the dock in which the ship is to be placed.
5. Custody of Keys.- The Inspector of Police will keep the keys in a glass case, the key of which is to be in his personal possession, or in that of the Sergeant-in-charge. In the event of there being a necessity for opening a magazine or shell room, the Commanding Officer of the ship will send an officer to the office of the Inspector of Police for the keys, stating on paper for what purpose and for how long they will be required. The Inspector of Police will then ask by telephone the Superintendent's permission to issue the keys, and on receiving it will hand over the keys accordingly. To save time the application may also be made by the Commanding Officer of the ship direct to the Superintendent by telephone. When the magazines are closed (which should be as soon as practicable),-the keys are to be at once returned to the office of the Inspector of Police at the gate, with the formalities referred to in clause 4, not later than 5 p.m., unless special authority be granted. If the keys are again required, the same procedure is to be followed daily, or on every separate occasion.
6. Flooding Appliances.- The Admiral Superintendent will take the necessary steps to have the dockyard hydrants and hoses kept constantly ready to flood the magazines if necessary, and, so far as practicable, to have everything ready to run water into the docks for the use of the ship in case of fire on board.
7. Fire Stations.- Every ship is to go to fire stations daily, at the usual time of evening quarters, and care is to be taken to ascertain that everything is in readiness for extinguishing fire, and that, in the absence of a portion of the crew on leave, or from any other cause, the men remaining on board are properly acquainted with and capable of performing all the duties appertaining to such an emergency.
8. Smoking.- On all occasions of receiving or discharging explosives, smoking is prohibited while work is going on. When work is not going on, i.e., at meal-times, smoking may be permitted, but not in the vicinity of the
ammunition. All fires, except those in boiler furnaces, galleys, sick-bay, officers' cabins and mess places, are to be extinguished. See 1109 (Foreign Ships at British Ports).
9. Removal of Explosives.- When explosives are being discharged from, or received on board a ship, with her fires lighted, every necessary precaution is to be taken.
897. Returned Shell.- Whenever shell is returned from a ship, the Captain is immediately to send a written report to the Commander-in-Chief or senior officer present that all filled shell have been returned properly marked ; and the master of the lighter is to be furnished with the particulars of all shell returned.
2. Except in the case of torpedo boats, a similar report is to be sent in, stating that ammunition belts of machine guns have been returned empty. In the case of torpedo boats, filled ammunition belts are to be issued packed in special boxes, a similar procedure being observed in returning.
3. Both filled and empty shell are always to be handled and stowed with much care and caution, under the direction of aft officer.
898. Loss of Torpedoes.- In the event of a torpedo being lost during practice its approximate position should be at once marked by a buoy, and fixed by cross bearings.
2. Every exertion by sweeping and diving, if practicable, should be made by the crew of the ship from which the torpedo has been lost, and a thorough search made on the surface of the water in the vicinity.
3. If circumstances permit, these efforts should be continued for at least a week.
4. On the home stations the officers in charge of Coast Guard stations in the neighbourhood are to be at once communicated with direct, in order that a look-out for the missing torpedo may be kept by the Coast Guard.
5. Rewards.- If not found the same day a reward of £5. is to be offered for its recovery ; or a larger reward, not exceeding £10., may be offered, at the discretion of the Commander-in-Chief, where the circumstances connected with the search appear to involve much difficulty or trouble.
6. No greater reward than £10. is to be offered without special reference to their Lordships, except on foreign stations where no such reference is possible within a reasonable time, and then no larger sum than £20. is to be offered.
7. Report of Loss.- Form S. 307 is to be filled up and forwarded with a letter reporting the loss, if not found the same day.
8. Court of Inquiry.- A full and independent inquiry into the circumstances attending the loss is to be held under the orders of the Commander-in-Chief, or senior officer present and the result of this inquiry forwarded to the Admiralty together with form S. 307.
9. Payment of Claims.- The payment of an award in connection with the recovery of a torpedo in home waters is not to be made by the ship concerned, but the claims are to be referred for verification to the officer in charge of the Coast Guard station nearest the place where the torpedo is landed. Payment will then be made by the District Paymaster of Coast Guard.
10. No one in His Majesty's Naval Service is to be considered as entitled to any reward for finding a torpedo, such work being deemed merely a portion of their ordinary duty.
899. Whitehead Torpedoes.- The general instructions for the care, management repair, &c., of Whitehead torpedoes will be found in Vol. III. of the Torpedo Manual, and are to be strictly adhered to.
SECTION II. GUNNERY OFFICER - DUTIES OF.
900. General Duties.- The Gunnery Lieutenant is to have charge of and be responsible for all guns, gun mountings, and machinery in connection with them, including firing gear and night sights, except when the machinery referred to is a steam, oil, or gas engine. Under the Captain he is to
- Take care that the guns and mountings and the small-arms- are kept efficient and clean, calling the attention of the Engineer or Torpedo Officer to any defects in the parts for which these officers are severally responsible ; but the Gunner is responsible for the charge of these articles as well as for the ammunition and other articles of store;
- Be responsible for the care and maintenance in an efficient condition of the diving apparatus. See 893 (Divers, Rules as to) ;
- Prepare and complete the quarter bill. See 612 (Watch and Quarter Station and Fire Bills) ;
- Have charge of the instruction and training in gunnery of officers and men;
- Direct the work of the Armourers ;
- Inspect all cartridges prepared for blank firing and saluting, and satisfy himself that they are fit for service.
2. He will take care
- That the sights are always correct for the various guns ;
- That the range-finders are properly fitted and maintained in correct adjustment ;
- That the spare stores likely to be required in action are conveniently stowed near the guns, and that their places of stowage and of all other spare parts are known to the officers of the quarters ;
- That the magazines and shell-rooms are properly stowed and kept clean and dry, and that the ventilating and flooding and lighting arrangements are effective ;
- That the means of supply of ammunition generally are kept efficient ;
- That the boats are properly fitted to receive their armament, and that the stores for arming them are kept ready for use.
3. Training of Officers and Men.- In the instruction and training of officers and men, he is to carry out the directions laid down in the Gunnery Manual, and strictly adhere to the systems of drill laid down in the drill books.
He is to assist the officers of quarters in making themselves acquainted with everything connected with their quarters, and he is to attend all divisional drills.
The instruction of all subordinate officers, laid down in Article 328 and 561, and in Appendix X., Part I., is to be such as to prepare them for examination in the subjects laid down in Appendix X., Part II., par. 13 (c).
In the gunnery training of men he is to follow the courses of instruction and firing laid down in the Gunnery Manual and Courses of Instruction in Gunnery.
4. Quarter Bill.- In preparing and keeping complete the quarter bill, he is not to deviate from the instructions contained in the Gunnery Manual, unless specially ordered.
5. Torpedoes and Torpedo Stores.- When no Torpedo Lieutenant or Torpedo warrant officer is borne, he will have special charge of the torpedoes, and superintend torpedo duties generally, and he will be responsible for the efficient state of all electrical as well as torpedo stores on board.
6. If any repairs required in the Gunnery Department necessitate the use of the main workshop machines, the Gunnery Officer is to requisition
the Engineer Officer, who, after consultation with the officer in charge of the machinery, is to direct and carry out the necessary work. Similarly, if any machinery in the charge of the Gunnery Officer fails electrically, the torpedo staff is to be requisitioned to repair it.
7. Relief of Gunnery Officer.- When the Gunnery Lieutenant of a ship is about to be relieved, the Captain is to request the Senior Officer to detail a Gunnery Lieutenant from some other ship to examine the machinery and appliances for which the officer to be relieved is responsible, and, in conjunction with the Gunnery Lieutenant about to take charge, to make a report on their condition to the Captain of the ship.
The examination is to be carried out in a thorough manner, and a report rendered to the Admiralty on for. form S. 1154, which is to be signed by the surveying officer and also the officer taking charge. The date when the officer taking charge joined the ship is also to be given.
The report is to show the actual condition of the several parts of the gun machinery, and is to be forwarded when the necessary surveys of the machinery required to make the report of value have been carried out.
8. As much of the machinery as possible is to be opened out and examined at the time of the relief of the Gunnery Officer, and the remainder as soon afterwards as the service on which the ship is engaged will permit. For the latter examination the report of the officer taking charge is sufficient, provided the condition of the machinery is satisfactory. A surveying officer is, however, to be called in where the condition is defective, or unsatisfactory.
In all cases the derails are to be verified in col. 11. on form S. 1154 by the officer or officers making the examination, particulars being also reported in the quarterly register of gun machinery (form S. 1151) in the space provided, viz., Special remarks by the Officer in Charge.
If the service on which the ship is employed does not admit of the examination being made within three months of the date on which the new Gunnery Officer joined, an interim report is to be rendered showing to what extent the survey has been carried out.
It is also to be noted that the working of the gun machinery under pressure does not constitute an " examination " for the purposes of the report on form S. 1154.
The report is to be submitted to the Admiralty through the Commander-in-Chief.
SECTION III. TORPEDO OFFICER - DUTIES OF.
901. General Duties.- The Torpedo Lieutenant, or, in his absence, the Torpedo Gunner or Torpedo Boatswain, is to be regarded as the electrical expert, and is to be responsible for the electrical efficiency of the ship. Under the Captain's directions he may be empowered to inspect any of the electrical fittings or machinery of the ship, and report to the Captain on their efficiency.
2. Instruction of Midshipmen.- He is to carry out the instruction of Midshipmen as laid down in Article 328 and 561, and in Appendix X., Part I., so as to prepare them for examination in the subjects laid down in Appendix X., Part II., par. 13 (d).
3. He is to have charge of and be responsible for all torpedoes, torpedo tubes, and gear in connection with them outside the point where the Engineer Officer's responsibility ends. He will have the custody of the keys of the sluice valve doors of the submerged torpedo tubes, and will be responsible that these valves are properly closed on a ship coming out of dock. He is to have charge of and be responsible for all electrical machinery in the ship not in the care of
the Engineer or Gunnery Officer. He is also to have charge of all lighting and power circuits wherever situated, his responsibility ending at the motor terminals, when the motors are in charge of other officers. He is further to have charge of all bell and communication circuits, and is to repair all electrical instruments.
4. If any machinery in the charge of the Engineer or Gunnery Officer fails electrically, the torpedo staff, upon being requisitioned, is to repair it ; and if any of the electrical machinery outside the engine room develops a mechanical fault which the torpedo staff is unable to repair, the engineering staff is to be requisitioned, when it is to direct and carry out the necessary work.
5. If an electrically driven machine under the charge of the Engineer or Gunnery Officer develops a fault, such as an earth leak, which impairs the electrical efficiency of the ship, the Torpedo Officer, after representing the fact to the Engineer or Gunnery Officer, as the case may be, is to make good the defect.
6. When relieved.- When the Torpedo Lieutenant of a ship is about to be relieved, a survey of the machinery and appliances far which he is responsible is to be held, in a similar manner to that held in the case of a Gunnery Lieutenant under Article 900, clause 7.
7. Further special instructions for the Torpedo Officer are given in the Torpedo Manual.
SECTION IV. ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE-INSTRUCTION OF OFFICERS.
902. Instruction Abroad.- Lieutenants, Sub-Lieutenants and Midshipmen of the Royal Naval Reserve who have been prevented from performing their periodical training at home and who may be permitted, under the Regulations for Royal Naval Reserve Officers, to undergo their course of instruction on board His Majesty's ships abroad, are to be paid and reported on in accordance with those Regulations.
2. Discipline.- When performing training, officers of the Royal Naval Reserve are subject to naval discipline.
SECTION V. GUNNERY TRIALS OF SHIPS.
903. Test of Fittings.- The gunnery fittings generally are to be examined and tested as directed in the Home Dockyard Regulations.
904. Paying-off Survey.- When the ship is paying off into Dockyard control, a careful survey is to be held on her armament, as directed in the Home Dockyard Regulations.
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