SDC FIXES SHALL BE USED ONLY IN COMBAT OR OTHER
EMERGENCY CONDITIONS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE VESSEL
DAMAGES SHALL BE REPAIRED BY STANDARD
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE.
Section I. DAMAGE CONTROL INTRODUCTION
PURPOSE. This Shipboard Damage Control (SDC) manual covers the assessment and repair of equipment
failures occurring under emergency conditions (e.g., battle damage, fire, etc.). This repair is sometimes limited to such
means of fixing as bypassing, patching, or jury-rigging components, or the use of alternative procedures to restore the
equipment/system performance to a minimum operating condition. Operating procedures should be restricted to testing
a system, subsystem, or component for the purpose of damage assessment, or for the purpose of testing a component or
assembly after a repair has been performed. If any change to normal operating procedures is made, the new procedures
to follow must be provided to the operator.
SCOPE. Damage control includes the functional combination of all equipment, material, devices, and
techniques designed to prevent, minimize, or restore damage which occurs in wartime or peacetime. This includes
passive defense for conventional, nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare, and all active defensive measures short of
those designed to prevent successful delivery of enemy attack by military means or sabotage.
IMPROVEMENT. You can help improve this manual. If you find any mistakes or if you know of a way to
improve the procedures, please let us know. Mail your DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and
Blank Forms), or DA Form 2028-2 located in the back of this manual directly to:
Commander, U. S. Army Troop Support Command
4300 Goodfellow Blvd.
St. Louis, Mo. 63120-1798