Nothing like Cooch's thread, but this will give a basic idea.
110's have a crew of 18, 16 enlisted 2 officers. The rates you will see at work on a 110 are:
110's usually do 5 days out at sea. Would love someone to chime in.
I can't really speak her as I am on a High Tempo WPB where we have 2 crews, my schedule is as follows: 3 weeks underway, 1 week of repairs, 1 week of stand down, 2 weeks in the office, 1 week of repairs, repeat.
Port calls: Would love someone to chime in also.
We usually pull in for 1-2 days for HTHM.
There are usually 5-6 non rates on the boat. You will stand a 1-5/1-6 duty, which is an awesome rotation.
Duties of a SN:
Seaman are expected to get qualified as an Import Crewman and underway as Quartermaster of the Watch/Navigator of the Watch. Your jobs are to assist the OOD as a lookout, help run the radios, weather, logs, run the spotlight/marflir, etc. If you are going BM you will learn a lot from being on the bridge, NAVRULES/DWO will come almost naturally and moboards will be a piece of cake. Import you can be expected to sand/paint, run Migrant supplies/tow locker/RNS, needle gunning, rust removal, line maintenance, colors detail (usually while on duty), loading and unloading stores for the upcoming/previous patrol, damage control training, and standing engineering security watch (rounds of the engineering spaces).
Duties of a FN:
Fireman are expected to qualify as an Import Crewman as well as Engineer of the Watch. As an EOW You will be expected to stand a watch by yourself, making sure all engineering equipment is sat. You will make hourly rounds to ensure everything is fine. You will have to clean the bilges, do small boat checks, check for any flooding inside the ship as well as battery space and aft steering. You will also do daily fuel soundings and transfer fuel.
Import duties Assisting the engineers (Machinery Technicians, Electricians Mates, and Damage Controlmen) with any maintenance related tasks in order to get the ship ready for the next patrol. You will also stand engineering security watch, just like the Seaman. You will change oil and filters, and shine lots and lots of deck plates. I am very impressed on how much responsibility a nonrate has standing the watch.
Both FN and SN are expected to take part in boat lowering detail, both have the opportunity to get small boat crew qualified, go to BTM school. Both will work lines for mooring evolutions and both will take part as security watchstanders for AMIO evolutions. SN can become the Small boat coxswain. Forgot to add: 110s are small, you'll get thrown in the mix fast, Your WSQB could contain things like Cutter Surface Swimmer, firefighter, fire investigator, plug and patch team, .50 cal gunner, 25mm gunner. It's important to learn every role because if you're plug and patch team takes a casualty and you're SEOPS qualified, you could be thrown into the mix. There are lots of opportunities like becoming the DCPO if you want to go DC, working with OPS as a BM, getting your Cutter Surface Swimmer, Fire Investigator, R&S PO. If you are sitting stagnant on the boat, there's probably something you could be qualifying for.
Messcooking is up to your command, on our WPB we do not practice messcooking. As a nonrate if you have time to sit on the messdeck, the messdeck better be clean. If a trash needs to be taken out if needs to be taken out before someone tells you to take it out. Water and sodas will always be fully stocked, so basically it's not as intense at messcooking is, but you're constantly helping in the messdeck.
110's are involved in all missions of the USCG. Depending on your area you might focus on a particular one ie: I am in Key West, FL. We do 99 percent migrant interdiction and anti narcotics, but we are ready for SAR or any other mission.
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