A-21930, JULY 11, 1928, 8 COMP. GEN. 7

A-21930: Jul 11, 1928

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WHERE THE VESSEL ACTUALLY WAS LOCATED DOES NOT ENTITLE THE OFFICER TO MILEAGE IN EXCESS OF THAT COMPUTED ON THE DISTANCE FROM PHILADELPHIA. YOU WILL REGARD YOURSELF DETACHED FROM DUTY AT THE NAVAL AIRCRAFT FACTORY. FROM SUCH OTHER DUTY AS MAY HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED TO YOU. WILL PROCEED TO THE PORT IN WHICH THE U.S.S. WAS FROM PHILADELPHIA. YOU WERE ENTITLED TO AND WERE PAID MILEAGE FROM PHILADELPHIA. RELIABLE INFORMATION AS TO THE EXACT LOCATION OF THE SHIP COULD HAVE BEEN HAD BY YOU JUST BEFORE COMMENCING TRAVEL AND IT WAS YOUR DUTY TO AVAIL YOURSELF THEREOF. ON VERBAL INFORMATION ASSERTED TO HAVE BEEN OBTAINED IN MAY. THE SETTLEMENT DISALLOWING YOUR CLAIM WAS CORRECT AND MUST BE ADHERED TO.

A-21930, JULY 11, 1928, 8 COMP. GEN. 7

MILEAGE - NAVY OFFICER WHERE ORDERS DIRECTED THE DETACHMENT OF AN OFFICER OF THE NAVY FROM DUTY AT PHILADELPHIA, PA., UPON ARRIVAL OF A DESIGNATED VESSEL AT AN ATLANTIC PORT AND DIRECTED HIM TO REPORT TO THAT VESSEL WITHOUT SPECIFYING THE PORT TO WHICH HE SHOULD PROCEED, THE TRAVEL TO NORFOLK, VA., ON INFORMATION OBTAINED TWO MONTHS IN ADVANCE OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE VESSEL AND FROM NORFOLK, VA., TO NEWPORT, .I., WHERE THE VESSEL ACTUALLY WAS LOCATED DOES NOT ENTITLE THE OFFICER TO MILEAGE IN EXCESS OF THAT COMPUTED ON THE DISTANCE FROM PHILADELPHIA, PA., TO NEWPORT, R.I.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO LIEUT. C. W. FOX, UNITED STATES NAVY, JULY 11, 1928:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR REQUEST FOR REVIEW OF SETTLEMENT NO. 0196291, DATED SEPTEMBER 20, 1927, DISALLOWING YOUR CLAIM FOR MILEAGE FROM PHILADELPHIA, PA., TO NORFOLK, VA., AND FROM NORFOLK, VA., TO NEWPORT, R.I., LESS THE MILEAGE PAID FOR THE DISTANCE FROM PHILADELPHIA, PA., TO NEWPORT, R.I., UNDER ORDERS OF APRIL 11, 1925, AS FOLLOWS:

UPON THE ARRIVAL OF DESTROYER DIVISION THIRTY-EIGHT, AT A PORT ON THE ATLANTIC COAST, YOU WILL REGARD YOURSELF DETACHED FROM DUTY AT THE NAVAL AIRCRAFT FACTORY, NAVY YARD, PHILADELPHIA, PA., AND FROM SUCH OTHER DUTY AS MAY HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED TO YOU; WILL PROCEED TO THE PORT IN WHICH THE U.S.S. TRACY MAY BE AND REPORT TO THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF DESTROYER DIVISION THIRTY-EIGHT FOR DUTY AS SUPPLY OFFICER OF THAT DIVISION AS THE RELIEF OF LIEUTENANT (J.G.) JOHN N. SILKE, S.C., U.S.N.

THE TRAVEL ORDERED AND AUTHORIZED BY THE ORDERS OF APRIL 11, 1925, WAS FROM PHILADELPHIA, PA., TO THE PORT IN WHICH THE U.S.S. TRACY MIGHT BE ON DATE OF REPORTING. YOU REPORTED FOR DUTY AT NEWPORT, R.I., AUGUST 1, 1925, DATE YOUR LEAVE OF ABSENCE EXPIRED. YOU WERE ENTITLED TO AND WERE PAID MILEAGE FROM PHILADELPHIA, PA., TO NEWPORT, R.I. RELIABLE INFORMATION AS TO THE EXACT LOCATION OF THE SHIP COULD HAVE BEEN HAD BY YOU JUST BEFORE COMMENCING TRAVEL AND IT WAS YOUR DUTY TO AVAIL YOURSELF THEREOF. THE FACT THAT YOU TRAVELED TO NORFOLK, VA., WITH THE STATED PURPOSE OF REPORTING TO THE U.S.S. TRACY, AT NORFOLK VA., ON JULY 23, 1925, ON VERBAL INFORMATION ASSERTED TO HAVE BEEN OBTAINED IN MAY, 1925, THAT THE U.S.S. TRACY WOULD BE AT THAT PORT ON THAT DATE, CONSTITUTES NO BASIS FOR THE PAYMENT OF MILEAGE IN EXCESS OF THE DISTANCE FROM PHILADELPHIA, PA., TO NEWPORT, R.I. 25 COMP. DEC. 356.

THE SETTLEMENT DISALLOWING YOUR CLAIM WAS CORRECT AND MUST BE ADHERED TO, THERE APPARENTLY REMAINING FOR REFUND BY YOU TO THE UNITED STATES THE COST OF GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION FURNISHED TO YOU FROM PHILADELPHIA, PA., TO NORFOLK, VA., REFERRED TO IN YOUR CLAIM AS "ITEM 40 CTF. NO. M-17213-M.'