Section I. GENERAL INFORMATION
Type of Manual: Direct Support and General Support Maintenance.
Equipment Name and Model Number: Bridge Erection Boat, Twin Jet, Aluminum Hull. The model numbers
assigned to this equipment are USCSBMK-1 and USCSBMK-2.
Purpose of Equipment: Support bridging and amphibious operations. May also be used as a general purpose
workboat in support of diving operations and maritime projects, for inland water patrols, and as safety boat for
amphibious river crossings.
Special Limitations on Equipment: When used to ferry troops or cargo, the safe carrying capacity is limited to
a maximum of 12 fully equipped men or 4400 pounds (2000 kilograms).
MAINTENANCE FORMS AND RECORDS. Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment
maintenance will be those prescribed by DA Pam 738-750, The Army Maintenance Management System
(TAMMS). Marine Corps personnel will prepare and maintain records and report forms as prescribed by TM 4700-
15/1, Equipment Record Procedures.
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS. If your boat needs improvement, let us
know. Send us an Equipment Improvement Recommendation (EIR). You, the user, are the only one who can tell
us what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance. Put it on
an SF 368 (Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it to us at Commander, Headquarters, U.S. Army Aviation and Troop
Command, ATTN: AMSAT-I-MDO, 4300 Goodfellow Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63120-1798. U.S. Marine Corps
users are encouraged to submit EIRs in accordance with 1650.17, or submit Quality Deficiency Reports in
accordance with MCO 4855.10. Mail it to us at Commanding General (P840), Marine Corps Logistics Base,
Albany, GA 31704-5000. We'll send you a reply.
WARRANTY INFORMATION. The Bridge Erection Boat, USCSBMK1, is warranted by Fairey Allday Marine
Limited for 12 months. The Bridge Erection Boat, USCSBMK2 is warranted by American Development
Corporation for 12 months. The warranty starts on the date found in block 23 of DA Form 2408-9 in the logbook.
Report all defects in material or workmanship to your supervisor, who will take appropriate action through your
organizational maintenance supervisor.
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