when you need it. Telling supply you need a
"whatchamacallit" for a jeep does not help, but provide
them the proper nomenclature and a part number and
they can obtain it for you. Normally at least one
mechanic is assigned to the repair parts storeroom for
technical information and assistance. The DTO clerk
provides liaison with supply for checking requisition
status. The maintenance supervisor assists supply in
determining additional repair parts requirements. The
NCF initial outfitting of repair parts is designed to
support new or like-new CESE for the first 1,200
construction hours. It is based on two 10-hour shifts, 7
days per week, for the first 60 days of deployment.
There are four different levels of repair parts
support (O, G, H, or D) that can be assigned to a unit,
depending upon its mission, location, maintenance
capabilities, and so on.
"O" LEVEL support is designed for Seabee
teams, Construction Battalion Units (CBUs),
Reserve battalions, and outlying NMCBs that
perform only organizational level maintenance.
It is the lowest level of support.
"G" LEVEL support is designed for
NMCB/PHIBCB major detachments that
perform intermediate level maintenance.
"H" LEVEL support is designed for the main
body of an NMCB/PHIBCB that performs
intermediate level maintenance.
"D" LEVEL support is designed for major shops
(CBCs) that perform depot level maintenance.
Each level of support includes all lower level items;
for example, "H" level includes all "O" and "G" level
Categories of Repair Parts
Repair parts can be divided into two categories:
parts peculiar and parts common.
REPAIR PARTS PECULIAR is composed of parts
that only fit a specific make and model piece of
equipment. When a unit requests support for an
allowance of equipment, the Civil Engineering Support
Office (CESO) identifies the applicable Allowance
Parts List (APL) for each make and model of equipment
in the allowance. Using the APLs that are identified by
CESO, the Ships Parts Control Center (SPCC)
consolidates these APLs into a tailored repair parts list.
This list is referred to as a Consolidated Seabee
Allowance List (COSAL) or a NAVSUP Modifier Code
98 (MOD 98 kit). CESO provides copies of the COSAL
to both the requesting unit and the Construction
Battalion Center (CBC) that supports it. The CBC is
then responsible for drawing the required items from
stock or initiating procurement action and shipping the
parts to the unit requesting the allowance.
REPAIR PARTS COMMON is composed of
common and consumable supplies for use on numerous
types of equipment. These items have been separated
into common assemblies (MOD 97 kit) to reduce
redundancy and overstocking of these items. Presently
the MOD 97 kit consists of 29 individual kits, such as
hydraulic hose and fittings, nuts and bolts, electrical
terminals and wire, O rings, and so on. The MOD 97 kit
is designed to supplement a MOD 98 kit for the first 60
days of a contingency operation. Note that these MOD
97 kits are not designed to support a unit for a full
deployment. MOD 96 provided the same support for
smaller units such as details and air detachments.
Each COSAL is arranged and divided into three
PART I consists of a cross-reference list to
determine what APL applies to what USN number.
PART I is composed of three separate cross-reference
lists, each containing the same information, but sorted
and printed in a different sequence.
Section A is printed in USN-number sequence.
Section B is in Equipment Code (EC) sequence.
Section C is in APL-number sequence.
PART II consists of APLs arranged by
identification number. The APL identification number
is listed in both the upper- and lower-right corner of
each APL page and consists of nine digits, such as
950004121. The PART II MAJOR SEQUENCE is
based on the last four digits (950004121) of the APL
identification number (low to high). This is commonly
referred to as the APL number. Exceptions are vehicles,
such as truck-mounted water distributors (one APL for
the truck, another APL for the distributor) and mobile
cranes (one APL for the carrier, another for the crane.)
The PART II MINOR SEQUENCE is based on the
preceding three digits, such as 950064121 for the fuel
system group items. A listing of groups covered in each
APL is displayed on the first page of each APL, such as