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Use of rocket equipment
Title : Use of rocket equipment Use of rocket equipment
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Creator : South Australian Harbors Board
Source : Regulations, instructions, and useful information for officers in charge of lifeboat and rocket life-saving stations;..., p. 3-5
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : Govt. Printer
Date of creation : 1919
Format : Pamphlet
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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These official instructions detail the equipment and how it should be organised, provides the rates of pay for training drills and the procedures on receiving news of a shipwreck. The officer in charge of each station is instructed to familiarise himself with the equipment and with the duties of all the members of his team. The gear needs to be operated by an efficient team to be most effective.

Practices should be conducted regularly and repairs to any equipment advised.

Details follow for the management of the rocket apparatus, including the immediate response to a 'call'out'. In situations where pack horses are used instead of wagons precise instructions are given for each animal's load, regarding both weight and the items it will carry.

Precision and routine such as this enabled the teams to operate at maximum and speediest efficiency.

Coverage year : 1919
Period : 1919-1927
Place : South Australia
Further reading :
Parsons, Ronald. Southern passages: a maritime history of South Australia Netley, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 1986
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