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THE DECK DEPARTMENT CONSISTS OF TWO MAJOR RATINGS, THE BOATSWAINS MATES AND THE GUNNERS MATES. IN ADDITION, ALL UNDESIGNATED SEAMAN ARE INITIALLY ASSIGNED TO DECK DEPART- MENT. UNDER THE FIRST LIEUTENANT, DECK DEPARTMENT IS RESPONSI- BLE FOR ALL MAJOR AMPHIBIOUS EVOLUTIONS ONBOARD CAYUGA. THIS INCLUDES LAUNCHING, RUNNING, OR RECOVERING THE SHIP ' S FOUR BOATS, BEACHING ON AND RETRACTING FROM THE BEACH, LAUNCHING AND RECOVERING MARINE AAVS, SHOOTING AND RECO- VERING THE BOWRAMP, ALL CARGO HANDLING EVOLUTIONS, ANCHOR- ING AND LINE HANDLING. DECK DEPARTMENT, ADDITIONALLY, EN- SURES THE PRESERVATION OF MOST OF THE SHIP ' S TOPSIDE SPACES AND EOUIPMENT. THE GUNNERS MATES OF DECK DEPARTMENT MAIN- TAIN AND OPERATE CAYUGA ' S TWO 3 " 50 MOUNTS, THE EIGHT HEAVY MACHINE GUNS, AND ALL SMALL ARMS ON BOARD. DECK DEPARTMENT ENSURES THAT THE CAYUGA ' S AMPHIBIOUS CAPABILITY IS MAIN- TAINED AT ALL TIMES AT THE TOP CONDITION OF READINESS. DECK DEPARTMENT EPITOMIZES CAYUGA ' S " CAN DO " SPIRIT. y «« '
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THE BRIDGE TEAM f : ' : THE BRIDGE TEAM IS A DEDICATED GROUP OF WATCH- STANDERS, WHICH CONSIST OF THE OFFICER OF THE DECK (OOD), JUNIOR OFFICER OF THE DECK (JOOW), QUARTER- MASTER OF THE WATCH (QMOW), BOATSWAIN ' MATE OF THE WATCH (BMOW), THE HELMSMAN, LEE HELMSMAN, THE PORT, STARBOARD AND AFT LOOKOUTS, AND THE STATUS BOARD PHONETALKER. THE QMOW PLOTS COURSES FOR THE OOD. THE OOD IS RESPONSIBLE, UNDER THE CO, FOR THE OVERALL OPERA- TION OF THE SHIP WHILE UNDERWAY. THE JOOD IS THE CONNING OFFICER, WHO DRIVES THE SHIP AND CONTROLS THE MANUVERING OF THE SHIP. THE BMOW INSURES WATCHSTANDERS STAND A PROPER WATCH AND THE PIP- ING OF ANNOUNCMENTS OVER THE IMC. ALL ARE A VALU- ABLE TEAM OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL THAT WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE THE SHIP ' S MISSION POSSIBLE. 14
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