The carpenter is to pay great attention in keeping the boats properly repaired; he is to use every opportunity at sea in taking the ship's draught of water, and is to deliver a statement of it to the captain and master.
The carpenter is to be very careful in the expenditure of his stores, and also in his examination of the masts and yards, which he is required to inspect several times during the day, in bad weather, or when carrying a heavy press of sail; and every morning and evening at other times, which he is always to report to the officer of the watch.
The key of the carpenter's store-room will be always hung on the outside of the first lieutenant's cabin; and he is to apply for it, when wanted, to the officer of the watch, who will direct a midshipman to attend him whilst he is in it. He is to keep a sufficient number of shot-plugs made, and every thing at hand and ready, every night, for action; which is to be reported at sun-set, when the keys are delivered back to the first lieutenant, after having so inspected them. The axes are always to be kept prepared for any emergency, in the store-rooms.
The carpenter is to be attentive in stopping any leaks over the store-rooms, sail-rooms, and bread-rooms.
He is to be very careful in examining the ports himself in the daytime, and to direct his mates to do it at night; likewise to sound the well at stated times, which is always to be reported to the officer of the watch.
Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius
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