Here is the "Electricity - Basic Navy Training Courses" (NAVPERS 10622) in its
entirety. It should provide one of the Internet's best resources for people
seeking a basic electricity course - complete with examples worked out. See
Table of Contents.
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Electricity - Basic Navy Training Courses
Introduction by Kirt Blattenberger
In January of 1945, my father-in-law, Marlet
Goodwin, enlisted in the Merchant Marines and spent two years working in the "belly of the beast" in the engine
rooms of the ships on which he sailed. He recently passed on to me some of the training manuals that he received
while in the Merchant Marines and later while in the Naval Reserves. Some of the information contained in those
manuals are amazingly detailed - both for mechanical and electrical systems. Since the basics have not changed
much over the past 70 years, I thought it might be useful to make some of the content available here.
publications are considered to be in the public domain, and may be freely redistributed so long as credit is given*
Accordingly, I have undertaken the task of scanning and publishing the content of the Electricity basics course
here. Other manuals will be added as time permits. The time consumed in doing so is extensive. Each page was
scanned once to do an optical character recognition (OCR) processing on it, and then again to obtain the images
(OCR tries to interpret images as text and makes a real mess there). Although anyone may freely copy a government
publication, no one may copy my version of the publication of it. If you want to publish content from the manuals,
you must scan your own images and create your own duplicate text. However, I welcome anyone to print out these
complete pages for use in self-study, or even as part of a classroom course - just be sure to give proper credit.
Here is the "Electricity - Basic Navy Training Courses" (NAVPERS 10622) in its entirety (or will be eventually).
It should provide one of the Internet's best resources for people seeking a basic electricity course - complete
with examples worked out (links to quizzes at end of chapters).
Electricity - Basic Navy Training Courses
This book is intended as a basic reference for all enlisted men of the Navy
whose duties require them to have a knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity.
Such a knowledge is of especial importance to those men in the Seamen Branch, Artificer Branch, and Engine
Room Force who are responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of electrical equipment. Whether the job
involves work on fire control apparatus, radios, steering gear, or motors and generators, the technician should be
thoroughly familiar with the basic theory underlying the operation of the mechanism.
Beginning with a broad
picture of the electrical constituents of matter, the book proceeds with a discussion of static electricity,
electricity in motion, and electrical circuits. It explains the uses of Ohm's Law, and the Power Equation, and
makes applications of formulas involving Kirchhoff’s Laws.
Emphasis is placed on various types of
circuits-series, parallel, and series-parallel-and on the theory of induction as applied to electrical apparatus.
The essentials of generators and motors are fully explained. The closing chapters include discussions on vacuum
tubes, transformers, and electrical measuring devices.
As one of several basic NAVY TRAINING COURSES, this book was prepared in the Training Courses Section,
Standards and Curriculum Division, Training, Bureau of Naval Personnel.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Electricity in Motion - Current
The Electrical Circuit
APPENDIX TABLE I & TABLE II
APPENDIX TABLE III*
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