battle without a means of receiving or transmitting current,
Current, reliable information yields good decisions in both
routine and emergency operations. This information must be
passed over sound-powered telephone circuits from damage
control central, engineering spaces, weapons control, after
steering, radio central, lookouts, the combat information center,
the signal bridge, and various other stations aboard the ship.
You, as the phone talker, play a vital role that affects the
safety of your shipmates and the overall performance of your
ship. The timely and efficient exchange of accurate information
will happen only if you know your job and execute it to the best
of your ability. To do that, you should use standard phrases and
common terminology when relaying information; in addition, you
should practice the proper care of your phones.
Why is the sound-powered phone the most important
interior communications system aboard ship?
What kind of information must a commanding officer
have to make good decisions during ship operations?
OPERATION OF SOUND-POWERED TELEPHONE
The operation of a sound-powered telephone circuit involves
a message originator, a control station, and anywhere from one
to several phone talkers at different stations. Each one plays a
distinct role in ensuring messages are transmitted properly.
THE MESSAGE ORIGINATOR
The message originators choice of words is very important.
For example, suppose you are the bridge sea and anchor detail
phone talker. The officer of the deck (OOD) tells you to pass the
Find out what gas turbines and diesel
generators are in use. The officer of the deck, as the message
originator, has used incorrect phraseology. You would have to