(Did you think I had forgotten? Maybe just wishing I had...
The following questions are from the Navy Department Library at the Navy Historical Website... no cheating.. DON'T look them up until after you've posted your answers...
"APA's and AKA's are designed to furnish transportation to assault troops and their equipment and to disembark them on hostile shores in the face of enemy resistance in the least possible time." The LCVP's (small boats) are also included in the reading.
1. The term "landing boats" includes all craft designed for landing operations which are ____________________________.
2. The term "landing craft" is used for all craft designed for landing operations which are less than _____ feet in length and ________________.
3. A position in the transport area is assigned each transport and cargo vessel. Upon arrival at designated positions, transports and cargo vessels will _____________________ depending on wind and sea conditions prevailing at the time.
4. Upon arrival at designated points in the transport area, APA's are stopped and, when directed, all boats are put over as expeditiously as possible. Sea conditions permitting, this should be by________________. If sea conditions are such as to require a lee, __________________ boats will be lowered first. As a matter of policy, vessels which can lower tank lighters and heavy equipment from but one side will use the ________________ for this operation.
5. The purpose of loading at the rail and lowering loaded is _____________________.
6. Boats will circle at reduced speed in the following directions:
a. Boats on ___________________will circle in a clockwise direction while waiting to be called alongside.
b. Boats on the _____________ will circle in a counterclockwise direction while waiting to be called alongside.
c. Boats on the _____________ will circle in a counterclockwise direction.