USS BREWTON (FF-1086)
DEPENDENTS DAY CRUISE
Dear BREWTON Family and Friends:
We of the BREWTON hope you will all have an interesting and enjoyable transit to Lahaina. For the most part you will be free to visit the spaces of your choosing. The more interesting ones will have men standing by to explain the features of the space and answer any questions you may have. The following information is provided for your benefit:
A ship at sea is a moving experience. The best way to avoid danger is to stay away from the lifelines. The further away from the side you stay the better your chances are to remain with us for the entire cruise.
Ladders from one deck to another are steep. Please use both hands on the handrails so you only go down one step at a time. Proceed carefully through the narrow passageways. Bulkhead mounted equipment can deliver a knockout blow to even the most experienced hands. Pick up your feet when passing through a door or hatch.
Parents are reminded to supervise and control their children at all times. The BREWTON is not a playground. Instruct your children not to push any buttons or turn any valves. Doing so could result in equipment failure or even personnel injury. The forecastle (the main deck forward of the pilot house) will be secured while the ship is underway. This is because often times, salt water spray and waves cover over the fo'c'sle making it a very slippery and dangerous place to be.
Security Alerts are called away when an intrusion in ship's security is suspected or the ship's vulnerability to intrusion is increased. Three police whistle blasts followed by the words "Security alert, security alert" will be your first indication that a security alert has been called away. You are required to stand fast. Armed sentries will post to restrict movement of personnel about the ship. Failure to stand fast could result in serious physical injury. Take the time to ensure dependents especially children know what to do during a security alert.
Fire/Flooding or other emergency conditions. Do not attempt to assist ships personnel. BREWTON men are trained to work as a team. Your interference will cause confusion, loss of valuable time and will be putting yourself and others in danger. Should an emergency occur, announcements over ships 1MC will direct visitors to gather for a muster at a location away from the scene of the emergency.
Should the lights go out due to a plant casualty stay where you are unless instructed to muster somewhere. Moving about in dark unfamiliar surroundings can be hazardous.
The ladies powder rooms are located in the CPO mess, Lower Officer's Head and XO's Stateroom. The head for men is located aft of the crews lounge (one deck below the main deck towards the bow of the ship) or across from the CPO Quarters.
At all times today there will be a corpsman in the 12 Man Stateroom. Sickbay is located on the first deck and near the Captain's gig. If you think you may get seasick, see the corpsman before the ship gets underway for a seasick pill. You should not take more than the one he gives you, and youngsters under 15 should not take any at all.
Baggage will be limited to the equivalent of one large suitcase and a carry on per individual. Do not leave valuables in your baggage; their security can not be guaranteed. Baggage will be stowed in the starboard breezeway.
SPACES TO SEE:
Leaving and entering port are two of the most critical times for close control of the ship. Thus you are asked not to visit here during sea detail. After we get past the breakwater, small numbers at a time may visit, but we request that you stay clear of the watchstanders so as not to interfere with safe navigation. Remain with your sponsor.
COMBAT INFORMATION CENTER:
This is where most of the radar equipment is located. The men here interpret electronic information concerning other ships course, speed and how close they will come to the BREWTON. Most of the lights are turned off, so you must allow a few minutes for your eyes to become adjusted before walking around in here. As with the pilot house, please do not interfere with the men on watch. Remain clear of CIC until sea detail is secured.
This is where acoustical data is displayed and evaluated (generally collected from underwater sources). It is located aft of the Combat Information Center.
These spaces provide the energy and power transformation required to run the ship. Due to inherent dangers in these spaces you will not be permitted to visit these spaces.
All visitors are requested to remain clear of the berthing areas. Crew members needing to change or catch up on some sleep must be afforded privacy.
EMBARKATION IN LAHAINA:
The embarkation of dependents in Lahaina will occur from 0730-0800 Monday, 16 Dec 85. Don't be late! The boat schedule to the ship is:
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