A-55459, JUNE 13, 1934, 13 COMP. GEN. 426

A-55459: Jun 13, 1934

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TRANSPORTATION IS AUTHORIZED FOR HIS DEPENDENTS RESIDING AT EITHER THE HOME YARD OR HOME PORT OF THE VESSEL FROM WHICH DETACHED TO THE NEW STATION. WHERE THE DEPENDENTS ARE AT A POINT OTHER THAN THE HOME PORT OR HOME YARD OF THE VESSEL. TRANSPORTATION IS AUTHORIZED FROM WHERE THEY ARE TO THE NEW STATION NOT TO EXCEED THE DISTANCE FROM THE HOME PORT OR HOME YARD WHICHEVER IS NEARER TO THE NEW STATION. WHERE THE HOME PORT OF THE VESSEL FROM WHICH DETACHED AND THE NEW SHORE STATION ARE AT THE SAME PLACE. NO TRAVEL INCIDENT TO SUCH CHANGE OF STATION IS NECESSARY. TRANSPORTATION FROM THE PLACE WHERE THE DEPENDENTS WERE AT TIME OF RECEIPT OF THE ORDERS TO THE NEW SHORE STATION IS NOT AUTHORIZED.

A-55459, JUNE 13, 1934, 13 COMP. GEN. 426

TRANSPORTATION - DEPENDENTS OF NAVAL OFFICER WHERE AN OFFICER OF THE NAVY RECEIVES ORDERS DETACHING HIM FROM DUTY ON A VESSEL AND ASSIGNING HIM TO DUTY AT A SHORE STATION, TRANSPORTATION IS AUTHORIZED FOR HIS DEPENDENTS RESIDING AT EITHER THE HOME YARD OR HOME PORT OF THE VESSEL FROM WHICH DETACHED TO THE NEW STATION, BUT WHERE THE DEPENDENTS ARE AT A POINT OTHER THAN THE HOME PORT OR HOME YARD OF THE VESSEL, TRANSPORTATION IS AUTHORIZED FROM WHERE THEY ARE TO THE NEW STATION NOT TO EXCEED THE DISTANCE FROM THE HOME PORT OR HOME YARD WHICHEVER IS NEARER TO THE NEW STATION, AND WHERE THE HOME PORT OF THE VESSEL FROM WHICH DETACHED AND THE NEW SHORE STATION ARE AT THE SAME PLACE, NO TRAVEL INCIDENT TO SUCH CHANGE OF STATION IS NECESSARY, AND TRANSPORTATION FROM THE PLACE WHERE THE DEPENDENTS WERE AT TIME OF RECEIPT OF THE ORDERS TO THE NEW SHORE STATION IS NOT AUTHORIZED.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO LIEUT. COMDR. JAMES M. HESTER, UNITED STATES NAVY, JUNE 13, 1934:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR REQUEST FOR REVIEW OF SETTLEMENT NO. 0434886, DATED JANUARY 8, 1934, DISALLOWING YOUR CLAIM IN THE AMOUNT OF $23.45, COVERING THE COMMERCIAL COST OF TRANSPORTATION OF YOUR DEPENDENTS FROM ST. PAUL, N.C., TO CHARLESTON, S.C., UNDER AUTHORITY NO. NAV-311-Y, 29476-101,8482, DATED MAY 10, 1933, AS FOLLOWS:

1. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS YOU WILL REGARD YOURSELF DETACHED FROM YOUR PRESENT STATION, AND FROM SUCH OTHER DUTY AS MAY HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED YOU; WILL PROCEED AND REPORT FOR DUTY AS INDICATED.

UPON THE REPORTING OF YOUR RELIEF, ON OR ABOUT 17 JUNE 1933; TO THE COMMANDANT, SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT, CHARLESTON, S.C., FOR DUTY AT THE NAVY YARD, AS THE RELIEF OF LIEUTENANT COMMANDER HERSEY F. ROUNTREE (CH.C.), U.S.N.

2. THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY HAS DETERMINED THAT THIS EMPLOYMENT ON SHORE DUTY IS REQUIRED BY THE PUBLIC INTEREST.

3. YOU ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO DELAY UNTIL 30 JUNE 1933 IN REPORTING IN OBEDIENCE TO THESE ORDERS.

4. KEEP THE BUREAU OF NAVIGATION AND YOUR NEW STATION ADVISED OF YOUR ADDRESS.

5. THIS DELAY WILL COUNT AS LEAVE. UPON THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE LEAVE YOU WILL IMMEDIATELY INFORM THIS BUREAU OF THE EXACT DATE AND UPON THE EXPIRATION THEREOF YOU WILL RETURN THE ATTACHED FORM, GIVING THE DATE OF COMMENCEMENT AND EXPIRATION.

6. A PER DIEM OF $5.00 IN LIEU OF ACTUAL EXPENSES FOR SUBSISTENCE DURING TRAVEL WILL BE ALLOWED.

7. TRAVEL VIA YOUR OWN AUTOMOBILE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND REIMBURSEMENT WILL BE MADE AT 5 CENTS PER MILE, NOT TO EXCEED THE COST TO THE GOVERNMENT BY COMMON CARRIER BY THE SHORTEST USUALLY TRAVELED ROUTE. THIS TRAVEL BY AUTOMOBILE IS MORE ECONOMICAL AND ADVANTAGEOUS TO THE UNITED STATES.

IT APPEARS THAT UNDER ORDERS DATED APRIL 2, 1930, YOU WERE DETACHED FROM THE NAVAL TRAINING STATION, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, AND ASSIGNED TO DUTY ON THE U.S.S. WHITNEY. THE HOME YARD OF THIS VESSEL AT THE TIME OF THIS ASSIGNMENT WAS NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, AND ON THIS CHANGE OF STATION TRANSPORTATION WAS FURNISHED FOR YOUR DEPENDENTS FROM NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, TO ST. PAUL, NORTH CAROLINA, THE EXCESS COST OVER NEWPORT TO NORFOLK BEING COLLECTED. CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, WAS ASSIGNED AS HOME PORT OF THE U.S.S. WHITNEY EFFECTIVE AUGUST 25, 1930, AND HAD NOT BEEN CHANGED AT THE TIME OF YOUR CHANGE OF DUTY UNDER THE ABOVE-CITED ORDERS OF MAY 10, 1933.

WHERE AN OFFICER RECEIVES ORDERS DETACHING HIM FROM DUTY ON A VESSEL TO DUTY AT A SHORE STATION, TRANSPORTATION IS AUTHORIZED UNDER THE ACTS OF MAY 18, 1920, 41 STAT. 604, AND JUNE 10, 1922, 42 STAT. 631, AND NAVY TRAVEL INSTRUCTIONS 4-5 AND 4-6 PROMULGATED THEREUNDER, FOR HIS DEPENDENTS RESIDING AT EITHER THE HOME YARD OR HOME PORT OF THE VESSEL FROM WHICH DETACHED TO THE NEW STATION; BUT WHEN THE DEPENDENTS ARE AT A POINT OTHER THAN THE HOME PORT OR HOME YARD OF THE VESSEL, TRANSPORTATION IS AUTHORIZED FROM WHERE THEY ARE TO THE NEW STATION NOT TO EXCEED THE DISTANCE FROM THE HOME PORT OR HOME YARD WHICHEVER IS NEARER TO THE NEW STATION. A-45136, OCTOBER 27, 1932.

YOUR DETACHMENT FROM DUTY ON THE U.S.S. WHITNEY AND ASSIGNMENT FOR DUTY AT THE NAVY YARD, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, WHILE A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION SO FAR AS DUTY ASSIGNMENT IS INVOLVED, DID NOT REQUIRE ANY TRAVEL BETWEEN THE HOME PORT OF SUCH VESSEL, AND YOUR NEW DUTY STATION, BOTH BEING LOCATED AT THE SAME PLACE. YOU COULD HAVE BEEN FURNISHED TRANSPORTATION FOR YOUR DEPENDENTS FROM ST. PAUL, NORTH CAROLINA, TO CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, UNDER THE ASSIGNMENT, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 25, 1930, OF THE LATTER PLACE AS THE HOME PORT OF THE U.S.S. WHITNEY, BUT NOT HAVING AVAILED YOURSELF OF SUCH RIGHT PRIOR TO THE CHANGE OF STATION DIRECTED BY THE ORDERS OF MAY 10, 1933, YOU ARE NOT, AS CONTENDED BY YOU, ENTITLED AFTER THE RECEIPT OF SUCH ORDERS TO TRANSPORTATION FOR YOUR DEPENDENTS FROM A POINT OTHER THAN THE HOME YARD, NORFOLK, TO YOUR NEW STATION. THE SETTLEMENT IS CORRECT AND UPON REVIEW IT MUST BE AND IS SUSTAINED.