SHIPS NON-TACTICAL AUTOMATED
DATA PROCESSING PROGRAM (SNAP)
T h e S h i p s N o n - t a c t i c a l A u t o m a t e d D a t a
Processing Program (SNAP) system is used to process
and track maintenance actions for your ship. SNAP is a
computer-based system that includes the previously
mentioned MDS forms in its data banks. Instead of
filling out a hard copy form, you can access the SNAP
computer and do the same thing on a computer screen.
Consult your chain of command to find out what
version of computer software your ship uses and what
training is available to you.
What is a configuration change?
What manual discusses the MDS in detail?
What is the primary MDS form?
What basic information is contained in a
maintenance requirement card?
THE TECHNICAL LIBRARY
To do your job properly, you must know how to use
technical manuals effectively and efficiently. In
addition to the technical manuals for your equipment,
dozens of other technical manuals are available to help
you do your job. Many of these technical manuals are
now produced on compact discs (CDs) as well as in
hard copy (printed) format. Some of these manuals are
even accessible on the Internet. Check with your
supply department and chain of command to see what
format is available for your ship.
This section briefly describes some of the various
manuals and publications that you should expect to
find in your ships technical library.
PUBLICATION APPLICABILITY LISTING
The Publication Applicability Listing (PAL) (a
publication that is unique to each ship) lists technical
manuals, operating instruction charts, performance
standards sheets, maintenance standards books, and
t e c h n i c a l m a n u a l c h a n g e s f o r o p e r a t i n g a n d
maintaining onboard systems and equipment under the
technical cognizance of the Commander, Naval Sea
Systems Command (COMNAVSEASYSCOM).
The PAL is produced from the Ships Technical
Publications System, NAVSEASYSCOMs technical
manual information system, and is maintained by the
Naval Ships Data Support System (NSDSS), Port
Hueneme, California. Although the PAL provides
assistance in determining the publication needs of a
ship or shore station, it does not specify required
Figure 2-7.Equipment Guide List (OPNAV 4790/81).