of readiness affecting ships of the type command.
These supply officers supervise the replenishment of
supplies from mobile supply units under the operational
control of the type commander. They also review and
take action on requisitions submitted by fleet units that
require approval of higher authority. They also conduct
inspections of supply functions throughout the
command as required or needed.
AFLOAT SUPPLY ORGANIZATION
The head of the supply department is the supply
0fficer. The supply officer is either a Supply Corps
officer assigned to that duty or a line officer designated
as such by the commanding officer. The supply officer
is responsible to the commanding officer for the proper
performance and administration of all supply
(See OPNAVINST 3120.32,
Standard Organization and Regulations of the U.S.
Navy, par. 328.) Although responsibility and
accountability for certain supply department functions
may be assigned to subordinates in accordance with
chapter 1 of the NAVSUP P-485, such assignments do
not relieve the supply officers of their responsibility to
their commanding officers for the proper performance
of the functions so assigned.
SUPPLY DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONS
Afloat supply functions are categorized into
material support and service functions. Material
support functions relate to operational and maintenance
requirements, while service functions entail operating
MATERIAL SUPPORT FUNCTIONS
Material supply functions include procurement,
receipt, stowage, issue, and accounting for the
following types and quantities of material necessary for
the operation of the ship:
inert nuclear weapons material and associated
test and handling equipment, tools, and
fuel (preparation of procurement documents
ships store and retail clothing stock (when
facilities are provided);
medical and dental supplies, in special
accounting class 207 ships. (Procurement
only, in end-use ships.)
Material not included-The following types of
material are not included under afloat supply
Ammunition, ammunition containers, and
ammunition details will be the responsibility of
the ships weapons officer.
War reserve stockpile nuclear weapons and
major assemblies obtained through operational
channels will be the responsibility of the ships
Navigational or intelligence charts, maps, and
related publications will be the responsibility
of the ships navigator.
Marine Corps material is the responsibility of
the officer in charge of the detachment.
Service functions include the operation of the
The enlisted dining facility, including the
preparation and service of food.
The ships store and related activities where
facilities are provided aboard, may include:
retail clothing store
Disbursing government funds (when a Supply
Corps officer has been specifically y ordered to
(a) Wardroom mess