The determination of requirements for bunker fuel
is the responsibility of the engineering officer. The
engineering officer advises the supply officer of the
quantity required and the time delivery is desired.
Determining requirements of cargo fuel aboard an oiler
rests with the cargo officer, who informs the supply
officer of the quantities required and the time delivery
is desired. Fuel is requisitioned on DD Form 1149.
The only standard limitation on the maximum
quantity of bunker fuel that a ship may take is the
NAVSEA safety factor of 95% of the rated bunker
capacity. Local limitations may be imposed on ships
returning to ports in continental United States by the
CNO area coordinator or base commander.
FORMS AND PUBLICATIONS
Forms are requisitioned in the same manner as any
other consumable material on DD Form 1348.
Publications (identified by cognizance symbol 01)
are not carried in a stores account and are issued without
charge. Therefore, signal code D or M (no billing
required), as appropriate, is entered in CC 51, and the
fund code, CC 5253, is left blank.
Special requisitioning instructions, approval
requirements, and restrictions are indicated in the
Requisition Restriction (RR) column of the Navy Stock
List of Forms and Publications.
SHIPS STORE OR SUBSISTENCE STOCK
When normal supply sources are not available and
general stores stock is exhausted, ships store or
subsistent stock may be transferred to ships use. For
example, cornstarch transferred from subsistence stock
for use in cleaning the boilers or flashlights transferred
from ships store to general use.
Such transfers are made on DD Form 1149 and are
charged to the ships OPTAR (funds available for
operation of the ship). Complete accounting data must
be shown on the transferring DD Form 1149 for both
the charge and the credit.
MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL AND
Refer to NAVSUP P-485, when procuring services,
ecclesiastical material, boat letters, books, ice,
typewriters, newspapers, printing, rubber stamps, local
tunnel tickets, and other miscellaneous material. The
procurement action varies with the type of service or
REQUISITION FILE MAINTENANCE
Requisition file maintenance begins when a
requisition is prepared and the hardback copy of the
procurement document is placed in the material
outstanding file (MOF). When the material ordered has
been received or canceled, the requisition document,
with a copy of the receipt document, is placed in the
material completed file (MCF). The cycle ends when
the charge has been cleared through the Defense
Finance and Accounting System (DFAS) at San Diego
or Norfolk and reported to your ship. The steps in
between are largely dependent upon the volume of
requisitions prepared and the procedures used in your
office. In this section we will only discuss the MOF and
how it is used.
MATERIAL OUTSTANDING FILE
The majority of procurement documents are DD
Form 1348s. The file is usually maintained in a card
file. The cards should be maintained in document
number sequence. The hardbook copy of DD Form
1348 is the material outstanding file copy.
The DD Form 1149 is attached to the hardbookcopy
of the DD Form 1348 that was prepared as an obligation
document. The procedures are found in NAVSUP
The frequency and type of status is determined by
the Media and Status (M & S) code assigned to the
requisition. The purpose of status is to keep you
informed of the action(s) being taken by supply
activities to furnish the requested material.
Supply status usually is received on DD Form
1348m or a General Purpose Detail Card which is
punched and interpreted similarly to that shown in
Supply status may also be received by message on
high-priority requisitions. It is similar in format to a
It is here that the importance of the document
identifier code is evident. The DD Form 1348m has
many uses, and in order to accurately interpret the
information show the purpose of the card must be