Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

The Navy Department Library

Related Content
Topic
Document Type
  • Primary Source Document
Wars & Conflicts
File Formats
Location of Archival Materials

Z-Gram #50; dated 23 October 1970

30 Day Cold Iron Status

R 231526Z OCT 70
FM CNO (Z-50)

TO NAVOP

UNCLAS //N05441//
30 DAY COLD IRON STATUS

1. AS PART OF THE CONTINUING EFFORT TO ENCOURAGE A LIBERAL LEAVE AND LIBERTY POLICY, A 30 DAY COLD IRON STATUS FOR SHIPS RETURNING FROM EXTENDED DEPLOYMENTS IS DESIRED.

2. WITHIN THE MAXIMUM CAPABILITIES OF HOME PORTS, ALL SHIPS RETURNING FROM EXTENDED DEPLOYMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED COLD IRON BERTHS FOR 30 DAYS TO THE EXTEXTENT [sic] PRACTICABLE.

3. EXCEPTION TO THIS POLICY IS MADE FOR SHIP TYPES WHICH REQUIRE SUPPORT FOR SYSTEMS BEYOND THE CAPABILITIES OF THE PORT FACILITIES AND WHEN IN THE OPINION OF COMPETENT AUTHORITY A HIGHER PRIORITY REQUIREMENT EXISTS FOR AVAILABLE BERTHS. E. R. ZUMWALT, JR., ADMIRAL, U.S. NAVY, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.

BT

[END]
Published:Tue Sep 20 07:29:32 EDT 2016