Another Historical Document from the treasure chest of Mike Gruber


HMS Warriors Daily Routine for D.Day 15 May 1957

D.L.C...................LT. CDR. RICHARDSON.                                                                                         DUTY DIP P.O.......................SLMR. WATSON.
A.O.O.D..............LT. ALLEN.                                                                                                                   DUTY R.P.O............................R.P.O. SAMPLE.
D.C.O.O.D..........S/LT. PHILLIPS.                                                                                                          P.O.O.D...................................P.O. LEASK. 
S.O.O.D..............S/LT. O'DONNEL.                                                                                                       DUTY AIR P.O........................P.O. MEASURES.
L.O.O.D..............C.E.A. ADAMS.                                                                                                             DUTY A.A................................A.A. FLETCHER.
                                                                                                                                                                       DUTY ELEC............................P.O.EL. CRANNY.
                                                                                                                                                                       DUTY SHPT............................SHPT.McCADDEN.
                                                                                                                                                                       DUTY S.P.O.............................S.P.O. HOWE.
                                                                                                                                                                       DUTY S.B.A.                            S.B.A. PERRY.

 

DRESS.......No 8's vest & pants, trousers tucked into socks, Black shoes fully laced. Film Badges. Carry anti-flash gear, goggles and respirators. Caps & Hats are not to be worn.
ROUTINE.  Modified Daily Sea Routine.
This routine is to be read in conjunction with C.T.M. No 84 which gives the amplified A.B.C.D. routine for today.
07.25   Forenoon watchmen muster in the Port P.V. Space.
07.30  At B.W.H. Turn in & cover boats.
07.45  Electrical damage control parties close up.
08.15  A.B.C.D. State 1 Alpha parties muster at your section bases. Assume A.B.C.D. State Alpha 3. Close all scuttles & dead lights.
09.00  Seamen and cooks of messes fall in by parts of ship. Close all weather deck screen doors and hatches except doors & hatches marked "Shelter" on the port side & doors marked "Shelter" on the Stbd side.
09.05   Pre-wetting parties muster in your parts of ship.
09.10   Test pre-wetting.
09.25  Tea water is now available in the galley. Shut down galley ventilation systems.
09.30  The ship is now in A.B.C.D. State 1 Alpha. One hour to the burst.

10.00   Hands to Divisions on the Flight Deck abaft the island.
10.05   Close all screen doors on the Starboard side.
10.20   Hands on the flight deck disperse to stations for witnessing the burst.
           Commence count down procedure.
X 10.30(approx) H-Hour.  THERMO NUCLEAR BURST.
X H+ 1 min. 40 secs. Stand by for the blast wave.
X H+2 mins. A.B.C.D. Parties open up doors and hatches marked "Shelter" on the Stbd.side.
                  Door sentries fall out.
X H+10 mins. Clear the flight deck.
X When piped. Hands below decks clean into No 10A's Opt. shirts.

X H+12 mins. A.B.C.D. State 1 Alpha parties & watchkeepers return to your stations.
                    No 1 Cleansing Station crew close up. Health Physics party to your stations.
                    Stand Easy. Lime juice is now being issued from the Beef Screen.
X H+15 mins. Pre-wetting parties close up.
X H+30 mins. An announcement will be made on the result of the burst.
X 11.00 Up Spirits. White watch of A.B.C.D. parties stand down.
X 11.30 Afternoon watchmen to dinner. Revert to A.B.C.D. State 1 Bravo.
X 11.45 Cooks. Grog.
X 11.50 Secure.
X 12.00 Hands to Dinner. The hands will not be required to fall in after dinner until piped.
X 12.25 Afternoon watchmen muster in the Port P.V. Space stand fast Health Physics party. No 1
             Cleansing Station crew and pre-wetting parties.
X 13.30  A.B.C.D. Standing watchkeepers close up. A.B.C.D. State 1 Alpha parties stand down.
X 15.50 First dog watchmen to tea.
THEN DAILY SEA ROUTINE.
All above routines are to be piped by the bosun's mate except those asterisked. Pukaki will close Warrior p.m. to transfer records by boat.
NOTES.
1. SECURITY-CORRESPONDENCE.  A full description of the general appearance of the weapon burst may be given in private correspondence but NO mention may be made of any technical facts & figures e.g. times, heights, distances, duration of the cloud & fireball, and numbers of ships and aircraft taking part.
2 PRIVATE PHOTOGRAPHY NO private photography is allowed of todays burst. Official photographs will be available.
3. SEAMAN PETTY OFFICER DUTIES CHANGED.
    Boats P.O...................................................Petty Officer Cox.
    Q.D Divisional P.O..................................Petty Officer James.
    Q.D. Part of Ship....................................Petty Officer Hill.
 
4.  MAIL.   Will close onboard at 08.30 today.                                       (R.A BEGG)
                                                                                                            COMMANDER