COMINCH P-013 RADAR BULLETIN NO. 6 (RADSIX) CIC MANUAL UNITED STATES FLEET
HEADQUARTERS OF THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF
Transport Doctrine, Amphibious Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet
(Chapter 17: The Combat Information Center)
UNITED STATES FLEET
HEADQUARTERS OF THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF
WASHINGTON 25, D.C.
7 JULY 1945.
LETTER OF PROMULGATION
- This publication, the CIC Manual, is issued for the use and guidance of the United States Fleet.
- This publication is confidential, nonregistered, and shall be handled, stowed and transported as prescribed in Article 76, U.S. Navy Regulations, 1920. When no longer required for use, it shall be destroyed by burning, no report of destruction being necessary.
- This document contains information affecting the national defense of the United States within the meaning of the Espionage Act, 50 U.S.C., 31 and 32, as amended. Its transmission or the revelation of its contents in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law.
- While the classification of the publication is necessarily confidential, commanding officers are urged to make certain that the book is available to all CIC and radar personnel whose duties require access to the information contained therein.
- This publication is under the cognizance of and is distributed by Commander in Chief, United States Fleet.
C.M. Cooke, Jr.,
Chief of Staff.
DISTRIBUTION LIST FOR THE CIC MANUAL (RADSIX)
Standard Navy Distribution List No. 28 (15 March 1945) List 1 a (5), b (5) divs. (2), c (5), d (5) divs. (2), e (5), f (3), g (5), h (5), i (2), j (3), k-COTCLant Hdqtrs (500), COTCPac Hdqtrs (500), Commander Fleet Training Command, 7th Flt (50) only. List 2 c (2), d (2), f (2), g (2), h (2), n (2). List 3 a (6), b-1 (6), d (6), f (3), h (6), i (6), j (6), k (3), l (3), n (3), p (2), w (3), x (3), aa (3), ii (4), jj (4), rr (3), tt (2), uu (2). Standard Navy Distribution List No. 31 (1 April 1945) List 4 a (6), f (3), i (6), j (6), k (3), (3), ii (4), rr (3), uu (2). List 6 a (5), b (5). List 7 a-1 (2), c-1 (2), d-3 (6) Vero Beach, Fla. only, f (5), g (USNA only) (50), (Atten. Ordnance & Gunnery Dept.), h (110), l-1 New London, Conn. only (10). List 8 n-1 NTS, Radar Operators, N.O.B. Norfolk, Va. (50); NTSch (Radar) Mass. Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass. (10); NTSch (Pre-Radar) Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine (5); NTSch (Pre-Radar) Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. (5); NTSch (Radar Ops) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (50); NTSch (Tactical Radar) Hollywood, Fla. (150); NTS Princeton Univ. Princeton, N.J. (5); NTSch Air Combat Intelligence, Quonset Point, R.I. (5); NRTS St. Simons, Ga. (150); NTSch (Radar Ops) Point Loma, San Diego, Calif. (50); RMS, NRL, Anacostia Station, Wash., D.C. (2); FSS (Radar Op-Shipborne) NOB, Norfolk, Va. (50); n-9 USS WOLVERINE, FPO, Chicago, Ill. (5); USS SABLE, FPO, Chicago, Ill. (5); n-10, PacFlt Radar Center, Navy#91, FPO, San Fran., Calif. (300). List 10 mm (5). List 11 Chrm., Gen Board (1); BuAero (10); BuShips (10); BuOrd (10); BuPers (12); VCNO (10); USMC (2); USCG (10). Special Addressees. Comdt. Army & Navy Staff College (2); U.S. Army Air Forces (1); U.S. Army Ground Forces (1); Adjutant General's Office (1); Op20F (1); Op20Z (1); Op33H (2); Op25 (4); sh. char. Board (1)
NOTE.--Numbers in parentheses indicate number of copies sent to each addressee.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1100. CIC and Associated spaces.
1200. Definitions of Positions by Functions.
1300. Definitions of Equipment by Functions.
2000. Functions of a CIC.
2001. Sketch showing the functions of a CIC.2100. Collection.
2500. Control Orders.
Part III--INFORMATION FLOW
3000. Information Flow.
3100. Internal Sources.3200. Interior Communications.
3101. Sketch showing internal information flow.3110. Radar.
3130. Radio Direction Finders and Search Receivers.
3160. Control Stations.
3170. Operation Orders.
3210. Sound Powered Telephones.3300. External Sources.
3220. Voice Tubes.
3230 MC Circuits.
3400. Exterior Communications.
3301. Sketch showing external information flow.3310. Other ships.
3320. Shore Stations.
3410. Exterior Communications.
3420. Circuits Discipline.
3440. Radar Duty Ships.
3450. Radar Information Channels.
3460. Assault Channels.
3470. Aircraft Channels.
3480. Radar Reporting Form.
Part IV--PROCEDURES AND OPERATIONS
4000. Procedures and Operations.
4110. Search and Detection.4200. Operations.
4210. CIC and CONN.
4220. CIC and Flag.
4230. CIC and Aircraft Control.
4240. CIC and Surface Craft Control.
4250. CIC and Gun Control.
4260. CIC and Shore Bombardment.
4270. CIC and Torpedo.
4280. CIC and Anti-Submarine Warfare.
Part V--Type Organizations
5000. Type Organizations.
5400. Battleships and Cruisers.
5700. DE-CG Cutters-PF.
List of Abbreviations.
100. The CIC Manual contains detailed information relating to the functioning of CIC in all types and embodies the best practices known to this headquarters at the time of publishing. As stated in paragraph 6010 of USF 10, the Manual is not doctrine and is published for information only. As pointed out the CIC Doctrine, it is advisable that the practices outlined herein be followed in order that the necessary coordination between ships of a task organization may be effected.
The principles as laid down for CIC in USF 10 are expected to remain applicable for considerable periods of time. However, with the introduction of new equipments and as new combat problems arise, detailed procedures and modifications to old procedures will be necessary. As they are worked out, appropriate fleet commanders should be informed in order that they may recommend changes to this Manual. It is the desire of the Commander in Chief, United States Fleet, that this Manual be kept up to date in order that all hands will have the best information available.
Reference herein to a publication by its short title shall be construed to mean the effective edition thereof.