A-75334, JUNE 10, 1936, 15 COMP. GEN. 1075

A-75334: Jun 10, 1936

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IS ENTITLED TO SUCH ADDITIONAL PAY WHILE ON TEMPORARY DUTY ONLY WHEN THE TEMPORARY DUTY IS SUCH. FOR WHICH ADDITIONAL PAY IS AUTHORIZED. THIS IS IN ADDITION TO YOUR PRESENT DUTIES AND UPON THE COMPLETION THEREOF YOU WILL RETURN TO YOUR STATION: NEW YORK. LIEUTENANT MCINTURFF WAS ON DUTY AT THE EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT AND DIVING SCHOOL. DURING THIS PERIOD OF ABOUT FIVE (5) WEEKS HE WILL PERFORM NO ACTUAL DIVING OR WORK UNDER PRESSURE. UPON COMPLETION OF THIS THEORETICAL INSTRUCTION HE WILL PURSUE A COURSE OF PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION AT THE SUBMARINE ESCAPE TRAINING TANK AT NEW LONDON. THIS PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION WILL INCLUDE ACTUAL ESCAPES FROM ALL LEVELS AND MUCH WORK IN THE DECOMPRESSION CHAMBER UNDER HIGH PRESSURES.

A-75334, JUNE 10, 1936, 15 COMP. GEN. 1075

PAY - ADDITIONAL - DIVING DUTY - OFFICERS OF THE NAVY A NAVY OFFICER ON PERMANENT DUTY WHICH, UNDER THE ACT OF APRIL 9, 1928, 45 STAT. 412, AS AMENDED BY THE ACT OF JANUARY 16, 1936, 49 STAT. 1091, ENTITLES HIM TO ADDITIONAL PAY FOR DIVING DUTY, IS ENTITLED TO SUCH ADDITIONAL PAY WHILE ON TEMPORARY DUTY ONLY WHEN THE TEMPORARY DUTY IS SUCH, AS DESCRIBED IN THE LAW, FOR WHICH ADDITIONAL PAY IS AUTHORIZED.

ACTING COMPTROLLER GENERAL ELLIOTT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, JUNE 10, 1936:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR FOURTH INDORSEMENT OF MAY 12, 1936, OF REQUEST OF LT. COMMANDER MYRON W. WILLARD, S.C., UNITED STATES NAVY, AS TO THE RIGHT OF LT. (JR.GR.) DAVID N. MCINTURFF, MEDICAL CORPS, UNITED STATES NAVY, TO 25-PERCENT ADDITIONAL PAY WHILE AWAY FROM HIS PERMANENT STATION ON TEMPORARY DUTY UNDER ORDERS OF APRIL 6, 1936, AS FOLLOWS: TO: LIEUTENANT (JR.GR.) DAVID N. MCINTURFF, JR., MEDICAL CORPS,

U.S.N., NAVY YARD, WASHINGTON, D.C. VIA: COMMANDANT. SUBJECT: TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY.

1. PROCEED TO THE PLACE (OR PLACES--- IN THE ORDER GIVEN) INDICATED BELOW FOR TEMPORARY DUTY. THIS IS IN ADDITION TO YOUR PRESENT DUTIES AND UPON THE COMPLETION THEREOF YOU WILL RETURN TO YOUR STATION:

NEW YORK, N.Y., IN TIME TO REPORT AT THE ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE ON 8 APRIL, 1936 IN CONNECTION WITH DEEP-SEA DIVING; AND THENCE TO NEW LONDON, CONN., REPORTING ON OR ABOUT 14 MAY 1936 TO THE COMMANDING OFFICER, SUBMARINE BASE, FOR A SIMILAR DUTY.

UNDER ORDERS OF MARCH 4, 1936, LIEUTENANT MCINTURFF WAS ON DUTY AT THE EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT AND DIVING SCHOOL, NAVY YARD, WASHINGTON, D.C., WHEN HE RECEIVED THE ORDERS OF APRIL 6, 1936.

IN THE THIRD ENDORSEMENT THE CHIEF OF BUREAU OF NAVIGATION STATES:

1. LIEUTENANT (JR.GR.) DAVID N. MCINTURFF (M.C.), U.S.N., HAS BEEN ORDERED TO THE ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE, NEW YORK CITY, TO PURSUE A COURSE OF THEORETICAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF DEEP-SEA DIVING; DURING THIS PERIOD OF ABOUT FIVE (5) WEEKS HE WILL PERFORM NO ACTUAL DIVING OR WORK UNDER PRESSURE. UPON COMPLETION OF THIS THEORETICAL INSTRUCTION HE WILL PURSUE A COURSE OF PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION AT THE SUBMARINE ESCAPE TRAINING TANK AT NEW LONDON, CONN. THIS PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION WILL INCLUDE ACTUAL ESCAPES FROM ALL LEVELS AND MUCH WORK IN THE DECOMPRESSION CHAMBER UNDER HIGH PRESSURES.

THE ACT OF APRIL 9, 1928 (45 STAT. 412), AS AMENDED BY THE ACT OF JANUARY 16, 1936, PUBLIC, NO. 415, SEVENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS, PROVIDES:

THAT HEREAFTER ALL OFFICERS OF THE NAVY ON DUTY ON BOARD A SUBMARINE OF THE NAVY, INCLUDING SUBMARINES UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR THE NAVY FROM THE TIME BUILDERS' TRIALS COMMENCE, OR ON DUTY AT SUBMARINE ESCAPE TRAINING TANKS, THE NAVY DEEP SEA DIVING SCHOOL, OF THE NAVAL EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT, SHALL, WHILE SO SERVING, RECEIVE 25 PERCENTUM ADDITIONAL OF THE PAY FOR THEIR RANK AND SERVICE AS NOW PROVIDED BY LAW * * *.

UNDER THIS ACT AS AMENDED, AN OFFICER IS ENTITLED TO THE ADDITIONAL PAY PROVIDED THEREIN ONLY WHILE ACTUALLY SERVING "ON BOARD A SUBMARINE OF THE NAVY * * * OR ON DUTY AT SUBMARINE ESCAPE TRAINING TANKS, THE NAVY DEEP SEA DIVING SCHOOL, OR THE NAVAL EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT.' THE TEMPORARY DUTY AS DESCRIBED IN THE ORDERS IS NOT WITHIN ANY CLASS OF DUTY FOR WHICH ADDITIONAL PAY IS PROVIDED IN THE LAW. HOWEVER, IF, AS STATED BY THE BUREAU OF NAVIGATION, THE DUTY CONTEMPLATED UNDER THE ORDERS IS DUTY UNDER INSTRUCTION AT THE ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE, NEW YORK CITY, AND AT THE SUBMARINE ESCAPE TRAINING TANK AT NEW LONDON, CONN., AND THE ORDERS ARE AMENDED SPECIFICALLY DESCRIBING SUCH DUTY, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT FOR DUTY AT THE ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE THE LAW DOES NOT PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PAY; BUT FOR DUTY AT THE SUBMARINE ESCAPE TRAINING TANK AT NEW LONDON, CONN., SUCH DUTY BEING DESCRIBED IN THE LAW AS DUTY FOR WHICH ADDITIONAL PAY IS AUTHORIZED, LIEUTENANT (JR.GR.) MCINTURFF WILL BE ENTITLED TO THE 25 PERCENTUM ADDITIONAL PAY.