DUMPING THE GARBAGE
By: Leo Bonner

This first appeared in The Tinosa Blatt of April 1982

These are the procedures used by the personnel on board fleet type boats when dumping the garbage.


1. The mess cooks would mention to the cook that they are ready to dump the garbage.
2. The cook would tell the mess cooks to contact the Chief of the Watch and request to dump trash.
3. The head mess cook would stick his head into the control room and tell the auxiliary man or the I.C. electrician that they want to request to dump the trash.
4. The auxiliary man would tell the Chief of the Watch. The Chief of the Watch would pass the word to the Officer of the Deck on the bridge, requesting to dump trash and garbage.
6. The O.O.D. would pass the word back down to the Chief of the Watch to request of the Commanding Officer permission to dump trash and garbage.
7. The Chief of the Watch would tell the messenger or off duty lookout to request of the C.O. permission to dump trash and garbage.
8. The messenger would ask the C.O.'s permission.
9. The C.O. would (usually) tell the messenger permission is granted to dump trash and garbage.
10. The messenger would return to the control room and tell the Chief of the Watch.
11. The Chief of the Watch would pass the word up to the Officer of the Deck on the Bridge that the C.O. has granted permission to dump trash and garbage.
12. The O.O.D. would pass the word down to the Chief of the Watch to assemble all trash and garbage in the C.O.C. for dumping.
13. The Chief of the Watch would tell one of the men on watch to pass the word to assemble the trash and garbage in the C.O.C. for dumping.
14. After the trash and garbage is assembled in the C.O.C. he would report to the O.O.D. all trash and garbage assembled for dumping.
15. The O.O.D. passes the word back to the Chief to notify the C.O. that trash is assembled in the C.O.C. and ready to be dumped and says to request from the C. O. permission to slow to 1/3rd speed to dump trash.
16. The Chief tells the messenger to go tell the C.O.
17. The C.O. tells the messenger permission is granted to slow to 1/3rd speed to dump trash and garbage.
18. The messenger returns to the C.O.C. and tells the Chief.
19. The Chief passes the word up to the O.O.D. on the Bridge.
20. The O.O.D. says, "Very Well" and he passes the word down to the helmsman to ring up 1/3rd speed.
21. The helmsman rings up 1/3rd speed and when the boat slows, the helmsman passes the word back up to the O.O.D. that 1/3rd speed answered and making 1/3rd number of turns.
22. The O.O.D. passes word down to the chief of the Watch to send the mess cooks to the bridge to dump trash and garbage.
23. While the mess cooks are waiting to go up to the bridge to dump trash and garbage, the Chief tells the mess cooks what the weather is like and how to dress.
24. The Chief asks the mess cook if they put weights in each bag of trash and garbage.
25. Then the mess cooks go up to the conning tower. They request permission from the O.O.D. to come up to the bridge.
26. When they are on the bridge and ready the O.O.D. passes word down to the Chief to start sending up the trash and garbage.
Sketch #6 by Wagner
Art work by Chuck Wagner


27. When they finish dumping trash and garbage they come down to the C.O.C. and the Chief checks their names off to ensure that everyone that went up came down again.
28. The O.O.D. passes word down to the Chief to report to the C. O. that dumping trash has been completed and the mess cooks are below and requests to resume speed.
29. The Chief tells the messenger to report this to the C.O.
30. The messenger tells the C.O. and the C. O. says to pass word back to the O.O.D. to resume speed.
31. Word is passed from the messenger to the Chief and then to the O.O.D.
32. The O.O.D. passes word down to the helmsman to make speed as ordered.
33. The helmsman rings up the speed and when it is answered he passes word back up to the O.O.D.
34. On occasion the C.O. may order the sub to dive.
35. After the sub dives the C.O. says to raise the periscope.

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