COMPOSITE RECREATION FUNDA
fund in which a ship without a ships store shares
in the profits of the supporting ships store. For
example, an SSN/SSBN supported by an AS
receives a share of the ships store profits from
the AS to be used as the SSN/SSBNs recreation
CONSTANTSData maintained in a central
file in the ROM system that is used repetitively
to produce various reports and forms.
COOL-DOWN CYCLEThe final portion of
the actual drying cycle; the cool-down timer on
the tumbler dryer is set for 10 minutes, the
dampers are moved to the cool position, and the
dryer load is cooled down to approximately
COST ITEMAn item of ships store stock
carried for ultimate issue as cost of operations and
cost of sales.
COST OF OPERATIONS ISSUEAn ex-
penditure of stock for ultimate consumption in
a ships store activity.
COST OF OPERATIONS ITEMSCost
items carried for ultimate issue to ships store
activities and for which cash is not ultimately
COST OF SALES ITEMSCost items
carried for issue to a sales outlet. Cash is
ultimately received for cost of sales items. They
differ from retail items in that further processing
is required before sale.
COST PRICEThe price at which an item
is received from the supplier. Standard Navy
clothing is sold and issued at cost price.
Cost of operations items are issued at cost
COTTONA soft, white fibrous substance
with a cellulose base that is used to make cotton
CUSTODIAN (RESPONSIBLE CUSTO-
DIAN)A person held responsible for the
operation of a sales outlet and strict custody of
the material used in it.
CUSTODYResponsibility for proper care,
storage, use, and records of Navy material.
CYLINDERPart of the washer extractor
that has three pockets to hold clothes and is
perforated to allow water and suds in the bottom
of the shell to enter and clean clothes during the
CYLINDER DOORDoor that allows the
laundry person access to each pocket in the
DACRONA synthetic fiber.
DAILY RECORD OF VENDING MACHINE
DRINKSLocally developed form placed on the
inside of each vending machine that lists the date,
flavor, and amount of sodas placed in the machine
when it is refilled.
DAMP BOXA box used to stow trousers
and shirts and keep them damp while they are
waiting to be pressed.
DAMPERS Dampers that regulate the
temperature of the air coming into the tumbler
DELIVERY TABLETable that catches all
material discharged from the flatwork ironer.
DEODORIZING CYCLELast cycle of the
dry-cleaning process where the clothes in the dry-
cleaning machine are treated with a stream of
fresh air to strip away any remaining odor or
DEPARTMENT CODEA code by which
ships store merchandise is identified by
categories; listed in appendix B of the ROM TUG.
DETERGENT/OXYGEN BLEACHA mix-
ture used for laundering cotton, synthetic, and
blended clothing items in either fresh water or
seawater. Commonly referred to as two-shot
DISTILLATIONThe process in which used
or impure solvent that contains an excessive
amount of impurities is heated to approximately
250°F and vaporized. The impurities, mostly
solvent, soluble, nonvolatile, boil at a much
higher temperature; thus as the solvent is boiled
off, the impurities are left behind where they
remain in the bottom of the still in the dry-
cleaning unit. The solvent vapors, now free of
impurities, run over cold pipes to lower their