Swift Boat Sailors Memorial

Boatswain's Mate

Boatswain Mate Insignia
Boatswain's Mate Insignia
  • Support  the Officer in Charge in all matters related to deck seamanship
  • Maintain & preserve exterior hull, decks & superstructure
  • Secure topside spaces for heavy weather as appropriate
  • Maintain cleanliness of spaces as assigned
  • Ensure proper mooring/anchoring of the Craft when not underway
  • Maintain mooring lines & anchor related items
  • Support the Officer in charge & Crew in towing operations
  • Maintain towing equipment
  • In coordination with the Engine Man, maintain & operate emergency steering equipment as necessary
  • In coordination with the Engine Man, control top side and interior damage as necessary.