PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 393-AUG. 4, 1949 protection of the uniform of the Coast Guard, in the same manner, to the same extent, and under the same conditions. § 485. Clothing for officers and enlisted personnel (a) The Coast Guard may purchase uniforms, accouterments, and related equipment for sale to officer personnel and cadets of the Coast Guard. (b) The Coast Guard may purchase uniform clothing for sale to enlisted personnel of the Coast Guard. The actual cost of the clothing thus sold to enlisted personnel may be withheld from their pay. (c) The Coast Guard may purchase uniform clothing for distribu- tion to enlisted personnel of the Coast Guard pursuant to law, or to pay to such enlisted personnel a cash clothing allowance pursuant to law. § 486. Clothing for destitute shipwrecked persons The Coast Guard may furnish clothing and subsistence to destitute shipwrecked persons, and the Coast Guard may reimburse, in cash or in kind, Coast Guard personnel who furnish clothing and subsistence to destitute shipwrecked persons. § 487. Procurement and sale of stores to officers, enlisted men, and civilian employees Such stores as the Secretary may designate may be procured and sold to officers and enlisted men of the Coast Guard, and to the widows of such officers and enlisted men. Such designated stores may also be procured and sold to civilian officers and employees of the United States, and to such other persons as may be specifically authorized by the Secretary, at Coast Guard stations and other units beyond the continental limits of the United States or in Alaska. § 488. Advancement of public funds to personnel The Commandant, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, may advance public funds to personnel when required to meet expenses of officers and men detailed on emergency shore duty. Funds so advanced shall not exceed a reasonable estimate of the actual expendi- tures to be made and for which reimbursement is authorized by law. § 489. Death gratuity The provisions of law relating to the payment of an additional amount of pay to the widow, children, or other dependent relative of an officer or enlisted person of the Regular Navy or Marine Corps upon official notification of the death ofsuch officer or enlisted man shall apply in the same manner, to the same extent, and under the same conditions to officers and enlisted men of the Regular Coast Guard. The authority and duty vested in the Secretary of the Navy by such provisions of law shall be exercised by the Secretary of the Treasury in the application and administration of such laws to the Coast Guard when it is in the Treasury Department. § 490. Settlement of claims of military and civilian personnel (a) The Secretary, and such other officer as he designates for such purposes and under regulations prescribed by him, may consider, ascertain, adjust, determine2 settle, and pay any claim against the United States, including claims not heretofore satisfied arising on or after December 7, 1939, of military personnel and civilian employees of the Coast Guard, when such claim is substantiated, and the property determined to be reasonable, useful, necessary or proper under the attendant circumstances, in such manner as the Secretary may by regulations prescribe, for damage to or loss, destruction, capture, or 534 [63 STAT.