(c) Gunners shoot messenger lines across, which precede Phone and Distance lines, Span Wire,
and rigs, hoses, and probes.
(d) Once ready for fuel delivery (P5, then DFM), samples are taken and analyzed.
(e) Pumping and transfer commences.
(f) Reverse process when fueling complete.
(g) Ships separate and depart.
(a) Fuel centrally funded.
(b) Document: DD Form 1149.
(c) After-action messages confirm quantity received and quantity delivered (pumped).
(d) Fuel transactions with foreign assets require that the DD Form 1149 be sent to SPCC
Mechanicsburg, PA for processing.
f. Aircraft Fuel and Cargo Evolutions.
(1) Shore facilities refuel aircraft (fixed or rotary-wing; for example, helicopters) with either hydrant
systems or trucks.
(2) Most ships have helicopters. They have several uses:
Extension of ship's warfare capabilities.
Transferring cargo, passengers, and mail.
(3) Types used: SH2 Sea Sprite, SH3 Sea King, CH46 Sea Stallion, and SH60 Sea Hawk.
(4) Flight operations include the following fuel evolutions:
(a) HIFR -- The helicopter will hover over the ship's flight deck. The helicopter crew will lower
a messenger line. The flight deck refueling personnel will attach the refueling hose to the messenger line, which
will in turn be reeled back into the aircraft. The helicopter crew will then connect it to one of the aircraft fuel
receptacles and signal the flight deck crew to turn on the fuel flow. When fueling is complete, the flight deck
crew will shut off the fuel. The helicopter crew will disconnect the hose, and lower it back to the flight deck