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Smoke Generator: Both an offensive and defensive asset, smoke confuses the enemy. Here is some good stuff to remember on your smoke generator:
1. Open valve wide (3 full turns) when in operation. Let the time nozzles control your density of smoke.
2. Close tightly after use.
3. Clean pipe, valve, and nozzles with fresh water after use.
4. Rubber tip must cover the nozzle at all times. The pressure of the smoke will blow it off. This is important for the pipe, nozzles, and valve will be clogged from chemical activity if free air is permitted to enter when the generator is not in use.
Mortar: Keep it covered, and when firing be sure to have the bore clear of rags, water, and muzzle cover. It is chiefly used for illumination and shore bombardment.
Rockets: Rockets are coming into use more and more each day. Little can be said about them here for security reasons. We shall deal only with safety precautions so that in the vent you have rockets on your boat you will not be lost with a new toy.
1. Don’t keep rockets aboard your boat while the boat is tied up at the dock for repairs. Accidents can and do happen. The rockets when disassembled are a very dangerous fire hazard. When assembled and lying about and ignited, the results would probably be tragic.
2. When fired, rockets product a large blast effect to the rear. The danger zone to the rear may be as great as 200 feet rearward and 150 degrees either side of the line of aim. Stay well clear of them when they are being fired, loaded, or unloaded.
3. A rocket round when assembled is self propulsive, and if accidentally ignited will attain its full velocity and the fuse will arm in les than one second. Keep the rounds disassembled whenever possible. When the projectile and rocket motor are separated, the rocket motor is non propulsive and is only considered a fire hazard.
4. Should rocket launchers be installed on your boat, you will be equipped with a firing panel for firing the rockets. A safety plug is secured to the side of the firing panel by a safety chain. The safety plug must be removed from the firing panel and in the possession of the person carrying out loading or unloading operations. This is probably the most important safety precaution to observe and must be strictly adhered to at all times.
5. Your rocket launching and electrical equipment require even greater care than the other equipment aboard, watch over it and keep it in readiness for that big moment.