Kings Regulations & Admiralty Instructions - 1913
Part XII.-Educational Test of Warrant Officers for Navigating Duties.
(See Art. 336.)
- This examination will be held at the home ports and on board the flag ships of the Home Fleet twice a year, on the last Tuesday in April and October.
- Warrant officers who wish to attend the examination are to forward their names through their commanding officer to the Commander-in-Chief under whose command their ship may be serving. Applications are to be sent in by the 1st April and 1st October.
- Subjects :
- Simple arithmetic, including vulgar fractions, decimals, and Proportion.
- Trigonometry, including definition and measurement of angles, trigonometrical ratios, use of logarithms, solution of plane triangles, elementary geometry bearing on practical navigation.
- The examination papers will be prepared at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, and sent direct to the Commanders-in-Chief, who will arrange fur the proper conduct of the examination. Candidates should bring their own nautical tables, and any drawing instruments they may require.
- On the conclusion of the examination the worked papers are to be sent to the office of the Director of Naval Education. Royal Naval College, Greenwich, with a view to the preparation of a report upon the result to the Admiralty.
Part XIII.- Examination for Artificer Engineer and Warrant Mechanician.
(See Arts. 307 and 308.)
- Examinations of Chief and other Engine-Room Artificers and Mechanicians who are qualified by service for warrant rank are held yearly on the first Monday in September on all stations. They will be held at home, at a dockyard, by a suitable Engineer officer, under the supervision of the Captain of the Dockyard, and on foreign stations by such suitable officers as the Commander-in-Chief may appoint.
- Applications.- Candidates serving in ships in home waters, are to forward their applications to be examined through their Captains to the Commander-in-Chief at least one month before the date of the examination, and the Admiralty is to be informed as soon as possible of the number.
Candidates on foreign stations are to forward their applications earlier through the same channel, so that information of the number of candidates may reach the Admiralty in sufficient time to enable the examination papers to be sent out so as to be available by the date of the a examination.
- The examination papers will be forwarded under seal from the Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief. The seals will he broken by the officer conducting the examination in the presence of the candidates, and at the conclusion of the examination the worked papers will be sealed and forwarded to the Admiralty for inspection and award.
- Practical questions in arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal fractions.
- The mensuration of surface, and solids.
- Questions on steam and the steam engines, the combustion of fuel, the construction and working of the propelling and auxiliary machinery and boilers as fitted on board His Majesty's Ships, and the method of keeping Engineer's store accounts and the engineroom register.
Part XIV.- Examination for Carpenter
(See Art. 306.)
- The construction of wood, composite and steel Ships ; the method of caulking in wood and iron; the lining out of new and the repairs of old masts and spars; the construction of iron masts and derricks, and the building and repairing of boats;
- The working of steering gear, both by the screw and Rapson's slide arrangements, and the manner of changing from steam steering gear to hand gear ;
- The ordinary system of pumping, draining, flooding, and ventilating in use, the precautions to take to prevent accidental flooding, and the action of the valves in connection with these fittings ;
- A good knowledge of the construction and working of the capstans and windlasses common in the Service;
- The construction and methods of working watertight doors, horizontal, vertical or hinged, and also of armoured and unarmoured hatches, coaling and side scuttles ;
- The practical mixing and application of paints and varnishes, and how to deal with the corrosion of steel surfaces so as to preserve the same ;
- The docking of Ships, and the precautions necessary for their safety whilst docking and in dock ;
- Reading and writing intelligibly, and enough knowledge of arithmetic to keep accounts of stores ;
- Ability to work out a deck area, and find the cubical contents and weight contained in a tank or compartment, also of spars and timber;
and show that he is fully competent to fill the position of carpenter in any one of His Majesty's ships.
- Subjects of Final Examination at the Dockyard:-
- Knowledge of how wood, iron, and steel masts and yards are constructed, how to fish masts and yards of wood, iron, or steel in a ready and efficient manner, and how to calculate the proper proportions for making masts and yards from rough spars ;
- Ability to describe the manner in which one or two thicknesses of wood sheathing are secured in sheathed Ships, the manner in which a wood deck is secured to iron beams, stringer plates, or iron deck ;
- Knowledge of how the keel, stem, stern post, and rudders of iron Ships are formed, and how the stem, stern post, and shaft brackets are secured, how the stern tube is formed, how iron beams and bulkheads are secured to the Ship's side, and how the latter are stiffened ;
- Knowledge of how watertight doors and sluice valves are formed and worked;
- Ability to describe the transverse and longitudinal framing of a Ship, and the formation of the double bottom, and to show how iron plates are united to one another and to the iron frames;
- Ability to describe the method of securing the armour to the Ship ;
- Knowledge of and ability to describe the pumping, flooding, and draining arrangements in Ships with or without a double bottom, and of the ventilating arrangements generally fitted in His Majesty's Ships.
- Knowledge of the practical mixing and application of paints and varnishes; the proportions of oils, turpentine and dryers which should be used for mixing a given quantity of the various descriptions of paints in general use on board Ship; and the preparation of the surfaces of wood and steel to receive paints and enamels.
Part XV.- Examination for Warrant Electrician
(See Art. 310.)
- The examination will take place afloat on the same date as the examination for Artificer Engineer, the papers being set by H.M S. " Vernon."
Arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal fractions and mensuration of surfaces and solids.
Calculations of resistance, current and power in circuits, including simple networks.
Elementary theory of continuous and alternating current dynamos, motors, and electrical instruments.
Description of the working of electrical apparatus n let with. in the Service, and care, maintenance, and repair of the same.
Maintenance, testing, and repair of Whitehead torpedoes general knowledge of keeping Torpedo Gunner's stores and accounts.
Drawing to scale a given piece of mechanism.
Working drawings of a given piece of mechanism.
- The worked papers are to be returned to the " Vernon " for correction and marking.. The passing certificate will be forwarded to successful candidates by that establishment, duplicates being sent to the Admiralty.
Part XVI.- Examination for Warrant Armourer.
(See Art. 311.)
- The examination will consist of a provisional educational test afloat, and a final examination in H.M.S. " Excellent," after a special instructional course. The provisional test will be the same as candidates for Gunner and Gunner (T) who are not Gunner's Mates or Torpedo Gunner's Mates are required to undergo. The passing certificate is to be sent to the " Excellent," a duplicate being forwarded to the Admiralty.
- The Final Examination in the gunnery school will be conducted on the following lines:-
- Examination before a board as to the candidate's knowledge of workshop appliances, the care and maintenance of guns, mountings, and control instruments, and the reading of mechanical drawings.
- Examinations on the following subjects :
Paper I.-To make a scale drawing of a given piece of mechanism.
Paper II.- To make working drawings of a given piece of mechanism.
Paper III.- General gunnery paper, which will include writing a précis on a report.
- School course and examination as laid down for Petty Officers qualifying for Gunner.
Only candidates who are successful in (a) and (b) will be permitted to undergo the school course.
- Failures.- Candidates who fail once may, be allowed a further opportunity of qualifying.
In case of failure in the examination before the board, the board will determine the interval of time which shall elapse before the candidate may present himself for re-examination, such interval to be not less than one year nor more than two. This is to be noted on the candidate’s service certificate, and his name will be put back on the roster of candidates according to the time decided upon by the board. Candidates serving afloat will wait until the paying off of the ships in which they may be serving before being re-examined.
In case of failure in the school course the candidate may present himself for reexamination in school without further instruction after the lapse of a year, and his name will be put back on the roster of passed candidates for one year with the notation " Failed in school."
A second failure will put the candidate back another year, and a third failure will render him ineligible for further trial.
- Marks.- The maximum marks allowed for each part of the examination will be as follows:-
|Examination before a Board
|School course examination
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