Figure 3-1.Filing cabinets (four- and five-drawer).
noninsulated letter-size cabinets occupy the same
amount of deck/floor space. Figure 3-1 shows
both of these types of filing cabinets. The five-
drawer cabinet is preferred over the four-drawer
cabinet because additional filing space is con-
tained in the five-drawer cabinet.
Other types of cabinets should only be used
when the standard four- and five-drawer cabinets
will not accommodate the material to be filed.
Personnel in the supply department will advise the
RP when special-size cabinets need to be ordered.
Standard file folders are used in the Navy to
keep correspondence neat and to prevent damage
to official correspondence. Folders are generally
available in the following two sizes:
Letter, 9 11-3/4 inches.
Legal, 9 14-3/4 inches.
The size of the folder does not include its tab
which extends from the top of the folder in one
of two ways. Tabs are either straight-cut in
which tabs extend the full length of the folder
(figure 3-2); or are one-third-cut in which tabs
are located at the extreme left side, in the
middle, or at the extreme right side of the folder
Figure 3-2.Straight-cut tab file folder.
Figure 3-3.One-third-cut tab file folders.