Electricity - Basic Navy Training Courses
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
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
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).
- 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
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Electricity in Motion - Current
The Electrical Circuit
CHAPTER 10 Series-Parallel
CHAPTER 11 Magnetism
CHAPTER 12 Electromagnetism
CHAPTER 13 Induction
CHAPTER 14 Generators
CHAPTER 15 D-C
CHAPTER 16 A-C
CHAPTER 17 A-C
CHAPTER 18 Electrical
CHAPTER 19 Vacuum
CHAPTER 20 Transformers
CHAPTER 21 Electrical
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from the www.cendi.gov website.
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