B-122658, APR 28, 1955

B-122658: Apr 28, 1955

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PRECIS-UNAVAILABLE LIEUTENANT COMMANDER BRIAN MCCAULEY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 21. YOU WERE DETACHED ON THAT DATE FROM DUTY ABOARD THE U. THE HOME YARD OF WHICH VESSEL WAS PUGET SOUND. ALSO YOU SAY THAT THE EFFECTS HERE INVOLVED WERE THEN AT YOUR WIFE'S HOME IN HUNTINGTON. WHICH IT SEEMS WERE. WERE HAULED FROM A RESIDENCE TO LOCAL STORAGE IN HUNTINGTON ON MAY 29. WHERE THEY WERE STORED FOR FOUR DAYS AT PERSONAL EXPENSE OF $115.39. THE EFFECTS WERE REMOVED FROM STORAGE AND SHIPPED BY VAN TO SOMERSET. YOUR CLAIM FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF THE COST OF THEIR DRAYAGE AND STORAGE IN HUNTINGTON WAS DISALLOWED BY SETTLEMENT DATED DECEMBER 9. PROVIDES THAT VOUCHERS COVERING PAYMENT OF COMMERCIAL STORAGE AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE WILL BE SUPPORTED BY A CERTIFICATE OF PROPERLY DESIGNATED AUTHORITY THAT STORAGE IS NECESSARY.

B-122658, APR 28, 1955

PRECIS-UNAVAILABLE

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER BRIAN MCCAULEY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 21, 1954, REQUESTING REVIEW OF SETTLEMENT DATED DECEMBER 9, 1954, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF THE COST OF DRAYAGE AND STORAGE OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS IN HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA, MAY 29 TO JUNE 2, 1954.

BY ORDERS DATED APRIL 23, 1954, YOU WERE DETACHED ON THAT DATE FROM DUTY ABOARD THE U. S. S. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (CVA-42), THE HOME YARD OF WHICH VESSEL WAS PUGET SOUND, WASHINGTON, AND ASSIGNED TO DUTY AT WASHINGTON, D. C. THE ORDERS AUTHORIZED A DELAY OF 20 DAYS IN REPORTING FOR DUTY AT YOUR NEW STATION, WHERE YOU REPORTED ON MAY 30, 1954. YOU SAY THAT YOUR DEPENDENT (WIFE) LEFT BREMERTON, WASHINGTON, ON APRIL 23, 1954, AND ARRIVED IN WASHINGTON, D. C., ON MAY 18, 1954. ALSO YOU SAY THAT THE EFFECTS HERE INVOLVED WERE THEN AT YOUR WIFE'S HOME IN HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA. AT YOUR REQUEST THE EFFECTS WEIGHING 4,490 POUNDS, WHICH IT SEEMS WERE, IN EFFECT, IN LOOSE STORAGE IN HUNTINGTON ON THE DATE OF YOUR ORDERS TO WASHINGTON, WERE HAULED FROM A RESIDENCE TO LOCAL STORAGE IN HUNTINGTON ON MAY 29, 1954, WHERE THEY WERE STORED FOR FOUR DAYS AT PERSONAL EXPENSE OF $115.39. THE EFFECTS WERE REMOVED FROM STORAGE AND SHIPPED BY VAN TO SOMERSET, MARYLAND, ON GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. N- 31214423, DATED MAY 25, 1954, AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE OF $232.52, PAID ON VOUCHER NO. 350785, JUNE 1954 ACCOUNTS OF P. C. VANSOELEN. YOUR CLAIM FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF THE COST OF THEIR DRAYAGE AND STORAGE IN HUNTINGTON WAS DISALLOWED BY SETTLEMENT DATED DECEMBER 9, 1954.

PARAGRAPH 8006-1 OF THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, ISSUED PURSUANT TO STATUTORY AUTHORITY, AUTHORIZES TEMPORARY STORAGE OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS AS AN INCIDENT TO A SHIPMENT ONLY WHEN NECESSARY BECAUSE OF CONDITIONS BEYOND THE CONTROL OF THE OWNER, AND PROVIDES THAT VOUCHERS COVERING PAYMENT OF COMMERCIAL STORAGE AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE WILL BE SUPPORTED BY A CERTIFICATE OF PROPERLY DESIGNATED AUTHORITY THAT STORAGE IS NECESSARY. YOUR CLAIM IS NOT SUPPORTED BY A CERTIFICATE THAT THE STORAGE OF YOUR EFFECTS AT ORIGIN INCIDENT TO THE SHIPMENT FROM HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA, TO SOMERSET, MARYLAND, WAS NECESSARY, NOR DOES THERE APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN ANY PROPER GROUND FOR ISSUING ONE. IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, THERE IS NO LEGAL BASIS UPON WHICH YOU MAY BE REIMBURSED ANY PART OF THE DRAYAGE AND STORAGE COST INCURRED BY YOU.

ACCORDINGLY, THE SETTLEMENT OF DECEMBER 9, 1954, IS SUSTAINED.