SHIPBOARD DAMAGE CONTROL TRAINING
By Lieutenant Lennart G. Holmberg, USN
This damage control training program has been tested and proved workable; it can be adapted to almost any ship’s training cycle.
Article 0956, Navy Regulations states in part: “The Damage Control Assistant, under the Engineer Officer, shall be responsible for: the training of ships personnel in damage control, including fire fighting, emergency repairs, and non-medical defensive measures against gas and similar weapons.” A big job? Certainly But not too difficult if properly approached. There is no question about the fact that damage control training is a perpetual job particularly with the large percentage of personnel being continuously transferred to and from our ships. Therefore we cannot set up a six months training program every year or two and expect it to be effective. However, with a carefully thought out long range master plan, the shipboard training of all personnel in damage control can be effective. Continue reading “TI- Graduates of ABC School went on to train their shipmates – USS Macon”
HRA, Historical Radiological Assessments are the documents the EPA is using to claim that Treasure Island, Hunters Point Shipyard and Mare Island are safe when in fact Port Humene which wrote them, is not only complicit in conducting radiological experiments with the US Navy’s Radiological Defense Lab at Hunters Point, they conducted chemical, biological and radiological experiments on their own base at Oxnard California!
The Foxes are guarding the hen house!
Port Humene features in the USNRDL reports as a co-conspirator in most of the radiation testing at nuclear tests along with tests conducted in the Bay Area, including the purposeful contamination of military bases including in Pittsburg and Dublin California. See link here. https://disasterarea.home.blog/2020/11/09/pittsburg-california-radiation-experiments-covering-half-of-the-city
They were active partners in the contamination, along with the University of California Berkeley and Stanford Research Institute, who also feature prominently in the USNRDL reports, some of which were published by them. So there is plenty of blame to go around but for the EPA to claim that these reports are accurate is total and complete BS. They have every reason to lie, their liability is off the charts!
This article will show that Port Humene was directly involved in Atomic, Biological and Chemical Training on their base which is in Oxnard California. And it should be inspected by people who do not have a stake in covering up the purposeful contamination of the base! Continue reading “TI- COVER-UP Port Humene which conducted the HRA reports for the EPA on Treasure Island and Hunters Point Shipyard was complicit in the Contamination!”
“A guide to occupational specialties and schools” US Marine Corps 1965. p 37
City of San Francisco Officials, City Staff, Politicians and their families, why do you think your are immune to radiation? It is not just for poor people, it is an equal opportunity killer and you were exposed.
Lennar builders couldn’t have picked a worse site to locate their site office at Hunters point Shipyard, the Submarine Barracks (on English Street in map above), the decontamination chambers for the dock workers who sandblasted the radioactive ships from the Atomic Bomb tests in the Pacific.
If you worked for Lennar, or if you were a city official, or staff for the politicians, or a politician, and their families who did photo ops on the shipyard, you will need to watch out for cancer for the rest of your lives. That means telling your doctor that you were needlessly exposed to the products of an Atomic Bomb:
The USS Pandemonium 1 was a mock up of a ship placed on the grounds of Treasure Island to train sailors in chemical, biological and radiological decontamination. ABC Warfare Defense (Atomic, Biological, Chemical) is a course taught at Treasure Island and in other training centers and I will place the link to the courses here.
The instructors would place a radioactive target, and/or a biological sample and/or a toxic chemical on the ship and the sailors would train by first identifying the target and then remove it off the ship usually by using fire-hoses to wash it off and/ or by scrubbing the radioactivity and chemicals right off the ship.
For instance Lewisite which is mostly Arsenic was a chemical described in the training manual ABC Warfare Defense and the Navy found an enormous amount of it on the same site, (see the overhead map below, that they tried to remove last year at the site hence the dirt in the field. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/osu.32435011833688?urlappend=%3Bseq=52
So we know they were using chemicals on the site, dangerous chemicals. We also know that 1280 radioactive objects and aircraft carrier radioactive deck markers and radium dials have also been found on the island, most in this general area and under the housing found at the north end which is where they disposed of waste in trenches. Under the housing where people live to this day! Media silent as Navy digs 1,280 radiological objects from Treasure Island Navy Base
Google Map Note, the cracks in the concrete, which just so happens to match up with the location on the map of the Ship used for Atomic, Biological and chemical warfare training.
- See also:
- TI-ATOMIC AND CHEMICAL TRAINING IN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA 1951
- TI-Atomic, Biological and Chemical Training on USS Pandemonium Dec 1956 Naval Training Bulletin
- TI-The Smoking Gun – Chemical Warfare test at Treasure Island Navy evaluates methods use to clean up Mustard Gas
- TI-The Evolution of the USS Pandemonium, US Navy Medical News Letter, 1/03/1957
- 1953- Biological Warfare Training Manual at Treasure Island, San Francisco CA
Film of the Navy purposely contaminating 43 square miles of San Francisco with Serratia marcescens in 1950 and in color, at 2:25 “Naval Concepts of Chemical and Biological Warfare” Naval Concepts of Chemical and Biological Warfare (1952), Department of Defense Film Production, National Archives and Records Administration Catalogue # 428.MN.9170A, Declassified NND Authority # 64044
They started this type of live training in 1949, This film is of a test from 1950. The hearings were not until 1977. How long did this continue? The Army was funding this test but it was the Navy that carried it out. Part of the Atomic, Biological and Chemical Warfare Defense courses at Treasure Island. This constant testing caused an incident in 1950 whereby 11 people in San Francisco were infected by a bacterium that produced a pneumonia that cost a man his life. Senator Edward Kennedy was very upset about this in a 1977 hearing and chewed out the Army official who told the committee about the problem.
NIH report on Serratia infections which shows that it’s a serious problem today, it was not “safe” like they thought it was in 1950 and is the cause of hospital infections to this day.
You may be asking why San Francisco? The Navy’s Biological Warfare Laboratory was at the Oakland Naval Supply Center where they experimented on flu, pneumonia, smallpox and polio viruses. It started out on the campus of the University of California Berkeley. The Oakland Supply Center was closed in the base closing in the 1990s. Continue reading “TI-Film-1951 The Navy purposely contaminated San Francisco with a biological disease to prove it can happen.”
“Field Decontamination Studies with Chemical Warfare Decontaminating Solution DS2,” G. H. FIELDING Protective Chemistry Branch Chemistry Division, NRL Report 6191,U.S. NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY Washington, D.C.
In 1964, the Navy decided to test its new cleaning agent DS2 to compare it to “DANC” which was used in all Navy Bases as a cleaner ashore. Treasure Island Damage Control school was chosen at the site because they regularly train in radiological, chemical and biological decontamination on two week intervals since 1948. Up until 1970 the decontamination area was located on the northwest corner of the island which contained a mock up of a ship (the first USS Pandemonium), a mock up of an airplane, and a 5 inch gun which was used for general training and for decontamination. In 1970 they tore down the first USS Pandemonium and built housing over the site and rebuilt it to the Northeastern side of the Island. The fire fighting school which was a separate location and was also replaced to be further to the north east of the island in 1988.
Also it should be noted that Treasure Island was designed to train instructors in how to conduct training on their ships and bases so the contamination must be checked for every military base in the world. https://treasureislandcalifornia.wordpress.com/2021/01/31/ti-graduates-of-abc-school-went-on-to-train-their-shipmates-uss-macon/ Here is a map of their facilities including the CHEMICAL WARFARE SCHOOL – Building 269
TRAINING NAVY PERSONNEL AT THE ARMY CHEMICAL CENTER
Jan 1950 Naval Training Bulletin Published monthly by the Bureau of Naval Personnel
DURING the academic year 1948-49, over 1,000 students attended the Chemical Corps School at Edgewood, Maryland, as representatives of the Naval Service. These students included Regular and Reserve officers of the Line, Medical Department, Civil Engineering Corps, Supply Corps, and Marine Corps, as well as many civilian employees of the shore establishment.