block 10 of the DD Form 1348-1 or in data block
29 of a NAVSUP Form 1250-1. (See figs. 6-10
Issue of DTO Material
Material received for DTO should be issued
to the requesting work center as soon as possible.
The recipients signature and the receipt date must
be entered on the receipt document. One copy of
the receipt document should be given to the
individual who signed for the material. You then
process the paper work through your department
to complete your files.
Let us review briefly the general procedure for
the receipt of material as it pertains to the SK.
When expecting supplies, you should carefully
review the file of outstanding shipping papers and
the file of incoming material papers to identify
the incoming stores. Generally, these files contain
advance papers on high-priority DTO material,
advance shipment notices on classified material,
or advance copies of procurement or shipment
directives that the bureaus, systems commands,
or fleet commands have originated for the ship
The files are usually very small when ships are
in their home port or yard. However, these files
become larger and more important when the ship
is deployed. The way you process the advance
notification on high-priority DTO material may
determine whether your ship picks up a needed
part upon arrival at a designated port or pulls into
a port unaware that the parts are there. It is indeed
too late when you discover a few days and many
miles away that the parts for the ships primary
weapons system were in the port just visited.
Upon receipt of advance papers, you should
pass the word to applicable personnel. Passing the
word serves a dual purpose. It permits the
maintenance personnel and the subordinate SKs
to plan their work schedules. It also assists the
command in arranging liberty and boat schedules
before the ship arrives in port. In the interim you
should learn from fleet port guides such
information as what assistance is available from
U.S. and allied personnel in the port; customs
regulations; distance to and from the terminals;
and material lift capabilities available in the port.
After obtaining this information, you should
plan the working party. Be sure each subordinate
Figure 6-10.Single Line Item Release/Receipt Document, DD Form 1348-1, receipt.