Under all circumstances, the commanding
officer (or his delegated representative) must
approve all issues for health and comfort items
on a Request and Receipt for Health and Com-
fort Supplies (DD 504). The commanding officer
must approve all issues for standard Navy clothing
on a Requisition Receipt, Mens (NAVSUP 28)
or a Requisition Receipt, Womens (NAVSUP
28A). Before the forms are sent to the com-
manding officer for approval, the members
name, social security number, and pay status
should be verified and a photostat copy of the
members ID card should be attached to the
Detailed instructions on issue procedures can
be found in the NAVSUP P-485, NAVSUP
P-487, and in the rate training manual Scorekeeper
3 & 2 .
A transfer is the movement (including turn-in)
of material from the custody and records of
a ship to the custody and records of another ship
or shore activity.
Equipment or material cannot be transferred
from Navy ships without the approval of the com-
manding officer. Supply officers, however, may
obtain blanket authority from the commanding
officer to make transfers. Such authorization is
normally provided through the ship or supply
department organization manual. Under no con-
ditions are stores to be transferred without the
knowledge and authority of the supply officer.
In transferring material to afloat forces, you
must use a DD 1348. The detailed procedures for
carrying out such a transfer are found in the
NAVSUP P-485 and in Storekeeper 3 & 2. The
basic procedure you should follow is listed below.
1. Check stock records to be sure you have
the material on hand.
2. Get approval for the transfer.
3. Prepare a DD 1348 or a DD 1348-1.
4. Send a copy of the invoice to the storeroom
as authority for the transfer.
5. Transfer the material to a working party
of the requesting activity, taking a receipt from
the officer or petty officer in charge.
6. Return the transfer document to the supply
office for processing by the recordskeeper.
In transferring material to ashore supply
activities, you will use a DD 1348-1 or a DD 1149.
For detailed procedures concerning material
turn-in, you should consult the current NAVSUP
P-485. You will normally turn material in to an
ashore activity for one of the following reasons.
The material is no
The quantity held
allowance or in excess of
The material is
is in excess of your
your authorized high
in need of repair,
represervation, or is being turned in for salvage.
There are various other specialized types of
transfers you may need to use, such as a transfer
of stock to the Marine Corps or to merchant ships.
Detailed instructions for these types of unusual
circumstances are found in the NAVSUP P-487.
You should consult this publication before you
make any specialized transfer of stock.
A survey is the expenditure procedure required
by U.S. Navy Regulations for naval material of
the following categories.
Condemned as a result of damage,
obsolescence, or deterioration
Appraised as a result of loss of utility
Acknowledged as nonexistent as a result
of loss or theft, necessitating the removal of the
accountable material from the records of the
The requirements for a survey action and
detailed procedures for carrying out a survey are
found in the NAVSUP P-485 and in Ships
Serviceman 3 & 2, module 2. You should consult
these publications for the procedures you should
follow for cost survey actions.
EXPENDITURES ON SHIPS
WITHOUT SUPPLY CORPS
All the basic types of expenditures can be done
aboard ships without Supply Corps officers.
However, there are some variations with which
you should be familiar. Detailed procedures are
contained in your NAVSUP P-487.