Section II. OBJECTIVES
OBJECTIVES BASIC. The three basic objectives of shipboard damage control are.
Take all practicable preliminary measures to prevent damage.
Minimize and localize such damage as does occur.
Accomplish, as quickly as possible, emergency damage repairs, restoration of equipment, and the care of
ATTAINMENT. These objectives are attained by:
Preserving stability and fumetight/watertight integrity (buoyancy).
Maintaining the operational capability of vital systems.
Preventing, isolating, combating, extinguishing, and removing the effects of fire and explosion.
Detecting, confining, and removing the effects of radiological, biological, or chemical contamination.
Preventing personnel casualties and facilitating care of the injured.
Making rapid repairs to structure and equipment.
The damage control organization has the same objectives in peace and war, although the threat is accentuated
in war. The ship's ability to perform its assigned mission will depend upon the effectiveness of damage control.
Section III. PRINCIPAL CHARACTERISTICS
1-6. SUMMARY. The following is a brief summary of the LSV's principal characteristics:
16 Feet 6 Inches
Feet Fuel Capacity
524 Long Tons (160,000 Gallons)