Each shipment of ammunition details must be
accompanied by a DOD Single-Line Release/Receipt
Document, DD Form 1348-1.
TEMPORARY STORAGE AND CUSTODY
Ships occasionally need to off-load ammunition for
temporary storage and custody ashore. When this is
necessary, the authority to off-load ammunition for
temporary storage and custody ashore must be obtained
from both the ship's type commander and from the
activity where the material will be stored. The number
of days of temporary storage must be stated, not to
exceed a maximum of 45 days. If more than the
maximum period is desired, an extension may be
requested from the type commander.
For transaction reporting and inventory control
purposes, ammunition in temporary custody ashore is
considered aboard the ship and is carried on the ship's
stock records. Therefore, personnel aboard ship do not
submit an off-loading transaction report. Consequently,
a receiving transaction report is not submitted when the
ammunition is physically returned. In the recent past,
confusion has resulted when personnel aboard ship
forgot certain items were in temporary custody ashore.
Personnel aboard ship must ensure stock record cards
are carefully annotated to reflect items in temporary
The activity storing the material must keep all
ammunition in temporary custody physically separate.
This is necessary because the ammunition is not
recorded on the activity's stock records as assets ashore.
Rework or maintenance is not done on items
temporarily stored ashore nor is unserviceable material
replaced. The material is returned to the ship exactly as
it was received for temporary custody ashore.
In summary, the primary advantage of temporary
storage and custody ashore is that a ship retains its
assets. Personnel aboard the ship do not have to reorder
and run the risk of not getting everything ordered. The
disadvantages are that items can be forgotten and
REVIEW NUMBER 1
Where is the Naval Ammunition Logistics
What classes of ships carry cargo load
How are NARs numbered?
What is meant by the term "unserviceable
What is the purpose of requisition lead times?
requisitions to what department?
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify trans-
action reporting procedures and describe the
various types of transaction reports, the
procedures to be followed when preparing the
ammunition master stock record card, and the
ammunition lot/location card.
Reports of ammunition transactions form the basis
for maintenance of the CAIMS data file. This file, in
turn, is the sole source of asset and expenditure
information for ammunition logistics management.
The high cost and limited availability of many
munitions create a need at all command levels for
continuous, intensive, and careful management of
ammunition. This can only be done if the CAIMS data
file is current and reliable. Therefore, it is very
transactions to be accurately prepared and forwarded in
a timely manner. Ammunition reports are normally
forwarded by routine message and NOT by speed letter
or naval letter.
TRANSACTION REPORTING PROCEDURES
The ammunition transaction report (ATR) is
paragraphs. Paragraphs 1 through 5 identify the number
of transactions being reported, the serial number of the
report, UIC of the reporting activity, the Action Class
Code (ACC) of the reporting activity, and the date of the
Paragraph 6 provides specific information on the
type of transaction, type of material, quantity of
material involved in the transactions, on-hand assets of
the material, and other data pertinent to the transaction.
This section may contain one or more lines. Each line
corresponds to a single transaction involving one type
of material. All reportable transactions should be