U.S. NAVY BOMB SQUAD EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL EOD UNIT 81504
[B]Published on Jan 21, 2016[/B]
This U.S. Navy historic film BOMB SQUAD USN is about the daily life and training that members of the Navy Bomb Squad undergo in preparation for the dangerous work of locating and disarming explosive devices throughout the shore line waters of the United States.
At the start of the film, a shrimp boat finds a torpedo and calls the Coast Guard for assistance who then calls the Navy off the coast of Key West. Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD) is dispatched to deal with the unknown object.
The film shows how EOD recruits are taught to dive and explore the “inner space” of the ocean where they learn how to be an underwater team. At 4:10 Explosive Ordinance School at Key West, Florida is shown, this is where the men learn how to deal with and disarm the weapons, both foreign and domestic. This is a completely voluntary team. We see how cleverly bombs are disguised to allow for safe transport. All the different countries bomb making styles are showcased to indicate that students can learn to differentiate the different types of explosives and their origin. 8:00 after mechanics, sailors are taught the philosophy of the designs. The importance of interrupting the explosive chains and how to detonate those that cannot be interrupted.
The miniballs that make up a cannon call are displayed. Soldiers demonstrate an oral exam where they display their acquired knowledge in an x-ray where fuses must be dismantled. Labs have a disassembly expert, self-designed by the expert who must take apart the bombs, which are recorded on video and added to the regulatory manuals for teaching team members.
12:25 Exotic new tools designed by manufacturers are brought into the Navy EOD lab, like the Universal tool that is tested in a pool that simulates the pressure under the ocean. If it works, it’s added to the tool kit. Underwater cameras are utilized for observation of both team mates and instructor.
15:30 Students are taken out of the lab and put into open water where their skills continue to be tested. Students must pinpoint the type of explosive based on observable features that may not be visible in the murky water. 2000 hours of study are poured into this program, with everything from bombs, to marine biology, shark defense and under water first aid.
17:50 The men are given their certificates, issued equipment and sent out to work.