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Act of September 7, 1916, an act to establish a United States Shipping

Board for the purpose of encouraging, developing, and creating a naval

auxiliary and naval reserve and a merchant marine to meet the require-

ments of the commerce of the United States with its territories and

possessions and with foreign countries; to regulate carriers by water

engaged in the foreign and interstate commerce of the United States.

(Public Law No. 260, 64th Cong.).

Act of June 15, 1917, an act to punish acts of interference with the foreign

relations, the neutrality, and the foreign commerce of the United States,

to punish espionage, and better to enforce the criminal laws of the

United States. (Public Law No. 24, 65th Cong.)-

Act of October 6, 1917, an act giving the U.S. Shipping Board power to

suspend present provisions of law and permit vessels of foreign registry

and foreign-built vessels admitted to American registry under the act of

August 18, 1914. (Public Law No. 73, 65th Cong.).

Act of March 1, 1918, an act to authorize and empower the U.S. Shipping

Board Emergency Fleet Corporation to purchase, lease, requisition, or

otherwise acquire, and to sell or otherwise dispose of improved or unim-

proved land, houses, buildings. (Public Law No. 102, 65th Cong.)--

Act of March 28, 1918 (extract from), making appropriations to supply

urgent deficiencies. (Public Law No. 109, 65th Cong.)..

Act of May 16, 1918, an act to amend section 1, title 1, of the act entitled

“An Act to punish acts of interference with the foreign relations, the

neutrality, and the foreign commerce of the United States, to punish

espionage. (Public Law No. 150, 65th Cong.)-----

Act of July 11, 1918, an act to amend the war-risk insurance Act. (Public

Law No. 195, 65th Cong.)---

Act of July 15, 1918, an act to amend the act approved September 7, 1916.

(Public Law No. 198, 75th Cong.).

Act of November 4, 1918 (extract from), Emergency Shipping Fund.

(Public Law No. 233, 65th Cong.).

Act of May 12, 1917, resolution authorizing the President to take over for

the United States the possession and title of any vessel within its juris-

diction, which at the time of coming therein was owned in whole or in

part by any corporation. (Public Law No. 2, 65th Cong.) -

Act of February 28, 1920 (extract from), to amend certain sections of the

Interstate Commerce Act. (Public Law No. 152, 66th Cong.)----...

Act of October 14, 1919, an act extending the provisions for the regulation

of steam vessels owned or operated by the U.S. Shipping Board. (Pub-

lic Law No. 65, 66th Cong.) --

Act of March 9, 1920, an act authorizing suits against the United States in

admiralty, suits for salvage services, and providing for the release of

merchant vessels belonging to the United States from arrest and attach-

ment in foreign jurisdictions. (Public Law No. 156, 66th Cong.)--

Act of June 5, 1920, an act to provide for the promotion and maintenance of

the American merchant marine, to repeal certain emergency legislation,

and provide for the disposition, regulation, and use of property acquired

thereunder. (Public Law No. 261, 66th Cong.) ---

Act of June 6, 1924, an act to amend sections 11 and 12 of the Merchant

Marine Act of 1920. (Public Law No. 205, 68th Cong.).

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Act of April 22, 1918, an act to amend the emergency shipping fund pro-

visions of the urgent deficiency appropriation Act approved June 15,

1917. (Public Law No. 138, 65th Cong.).

Act of March 3, 1925, an act authorizing suits against the United States in

admiralty for damage caused by and salvage services rendered to public

vessels belonging to the United States. (Public Law No. 546, 68th

Cong.) -

Act of May 29, 1928 (extract from), an act to reduce and equalize taxation,

provide revenue, (Public Law No. 562, 70th Cong.)----

Act of May 22, 1928, an act to further develop an American merchant

marine, to assure its permanence in the transportation of the foreign trade

of the United States. (Public Law No. 463, 70th Cong.)----

Act of February 20, 1929 (extract from), U.S. Shipping Board. (Public

Law No. 778, 70th Cong.).

Act of February 2, 1931, an act to amend subsection (d) of section 11 of the

Merchant Marine Act of June 5, 1920, as amended by section 301 of the

Merchant Marine Act of May 22, 1928. (Public Law No. 603, 71st

Cong.)...

Act of February 10, 1932, to amend section 3 of the Rivers and Harbors

Act, approved June 13, 1902. (Public Law No. 16, 72d Cong.)----

Act of May 9, 1932, to amend the act entitled "An act to regulate naviga-

tion on the Great Lakes and their connecting and tributary waters,"

approved February 8, 1895. (Public Law No. 127, 72d Cong.) ----

Act of June 30, 1932 (extract from), Reorganization of Shipping Board.

(Public Law No. 212, 72d Cong.)--

Act of June 30, 1932, To amend section 5 of the Suits in Admiralty Act,

approved March 9, 1920. (Public Law No. 213, 72d Cong.)-.-.

Act of March 3, 1933, amending the Shipping Act, 1919, as amended, for

the purpose of further regulating common carriers by water in interstate

commerce of the United States engaged in transportation by way of the

Panama Canal. (Public Law 415, 72d Cong.)--.

Act of March 1, 1933, to amend article 5 of the Act of Congress approved

June 7, 1897, relating to the approval of regulations for preventing col-

lisions upon certain harbors, rivers, and inland waters of the United

States. (Public Law No. 400, 72d Cong.(-------

Act of March 26, 1934, requiring agricultural or other products to be

shipped in vessels of the United States · here the Reconstruction Fi-

nance Corporation or any other instrumentality of the Government fi-

nances the exporting of such products. (Public Res. No. 17,7 d Cong.).

Act of June 13, 1933, to amend sections 4399, 4418, 4428, 4429, 4430, 4431,

4432, 4433, and 4434 of the Revised Statutes, as amended, relating to

the construction and inspection of boilers, unfired pressure vessels, and

the appurtenances thereof. (Public Law No. 40, 7d Cong.).

Act of June 13, 1933 (extract from), to extend the gasoline tax for 1 year.

Exemption from tax on certain supplies for vessels. (Public Law No.

73, 72d Cong.).

Act of May 4, 1934, authorizing pursers or licensed deck officers of vessels

to perform the duties of the masters of such vesseis in relation to entrance

and clearance of same. (Public Law No. 201, 73d Cong.).

Act of June 16, 1933 (extract from), Fourth Deficiency Act of 1933. (Pub-

lic Law No. 78, 73d Cong.)--

Act of March 27, 1934, to establish the composition of the United States

Navy with respect to the categories of vessels limited by the treaties

signed at Washington, February 6, 1922, and at London, April 22, 1930,

at the limits prescribed by those treaties; to authorize the construction

of certain naval vessels. (Public Law No. 135, 73d Cong.)--

Act of June 19, 1934 (extract from), foreign ships. (Public Law No. 416,

73d Cong.).

Act of June 18, 1934, to provide for the establishment, operation, and

maintenance of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry_of the United

States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce. (Public Law No.

397, 73d Cong.)

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Act of June 20, 1924, to amend section 928 of the Revised Statutes to vest

the courts with discretion to refuse to order the return of vessels seized for
violation of any law of the United States; and to amend subsection (b) of
section 7 of the Air Commerce Act of 1926, as amended, to provide for
the forfeiture of aircraft used in violation of custom laws. (Public Law

No. 420, 7?d Cong.) ---

Act of June 21, 1934, to provide for the construction and operation of a

vessel for use in research work with respect to ocean fisheries. (Public

Law No. 447, 73d Cong.)--

Act of April 11, 19?5, to amend section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act,

1920. (Public Law No. ??, 74th Cong.)-----

Act of April 16, 1934, extending to the whaling and fishing industries cer-

tain benefits granted under section 11 of the Merchant Marine Act 1920.

(Public Res. 19, 73d Cong.).

Act of June 27, 1935, to amend the Ship Mortgage Act 1920, otherwise

known as "section 30” of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920. (Public

Law No. 168, 74th Cong.).

Act of July 2, 1935, to amend section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920.

(Public Law No. 191, 74th Cong.)..

Act of August 29, 1935, to extend the time within which contracts may be

modified or cancelled under the provisions of section 5 of the Indepen-

dent Offices Appropriation Act, 1934. (Public Res. No. 66, 74th Cong.).

Act of June 15, 1935, to repeal certain laws providing that certain aliens

who have filed declarations of intention to become citizens of the United
States shall be considered citizens for the purposes of service and protec-

tion on American vessels. (Public Law No. 142, 74th Cong.)---

Act of June 30, 1932, to amend section 5 of the Suits in Admiralty Act.

(Public Law No. 213, 72d Cong.)---

Act of August 5, 1935, to protect the revenue of the United States and

provide measures for the more effective enforcement of the laws re-

specting the revenue, to prevent smuggling, to authorize customs-

enforcement area. (Public Law No. 238, 74th Cong.)-----

Act of August 21, 1935, to amend and supplement the steering rules re-

specting orders to helmsmen on all vessels navigating waters of the

United States, and all vessels of the United States navigating any

waters or seas. (Public Law No. 294, 74th Cong.)---

Act of August 26, 1935, to provide for the inspection and regulation of

vessels engaged in the transportation of inflammable, explosives, and

like dangerous cargoes in navigable waters of the United States. (Pub-

lic Law No. 343, 74th Cong.).

Act of August 27, 1935, to provide for the establishment of load lines for

American vessels in the coastwise trade. (Public Law No. 354, 74th

Cong.)...

Act of August 29, 1935, relative to limitation of shipowners liability.

(Public Law No. 391, 74th Cong.)

Act of March 21, 1936, to extend the facilities of the Public Health Service

to seamen on Government vessels not in the Military or Naval Estab-

lishment. (Public Law No. 483, 74th Cong.)

Act of April 13, 1936, to provide for the measurement of vessels using the

Panama Canal. (Public Law No. 516, 74th Cong.)---

Act of April 16, 1936, to amend section 21 of the act approved June 5,

1920. (Public Law No. 520, 74th Cong.).

Act of April 16, 1936, relating to the carriage of goods by sea. (Public

Law No. 521, 74th Cong.) -

Act of May 13, 1936, to amend section 981 of title 4, and section 843 of

Title 6 of the Canal Zone Code. (Public Law No. 578, 74th Cong.)---

Act of May 20, 1936, to amend article 3 of the “Rules Concerning Lights

and so forth,” contained in the act entitled "An act to adopt regulations
for preventing collisions upon certain harbors, rivers.' (Public Law

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Act of May 20, 1936, to amend section 4321, Revised Statutes. (Public

Law No. 607, 74th Cong.)----

Act of May 27, 1936, to provide for a change in the designation of the

Bureau of Navigation and Steamboat Inspection, to create a marine

casualty investigation board and increase efficiency in administration

of the steamboat inspection laws. (Public Law No. 622, 74th Cong.)--

Act of June 16, 1936, amending the Shipping Act, 1916, as amended.

(Public Law No. 685, 74th Cong.).

Act of June 5, 1936, relative to limitation of shipowners liability. (Public

Law No. 662, 74th Cong.)--

Act of June 20, 1936, to amend section 4471 of the Revised Statutes of the

United States. (Public Law No. 712, 74th Cong.).

Act of June 20, 1936, to amend the coastwise Load Line Act, 1935. (Pub-

lic Law No. 720, 74th Cong.)--

Act of June 20, 1936, to apply laws covering steam vessels to seagoing

vessels of 300 gross tons and over propelled by internal-combustion

engines. (Public Law No. 722, 74th Cong.).

Act of June 20, 1936, to provide for the modification of the contract of

lease entered into on June 12, 1922, between the United States and the

Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. (Public Law

No. 727, 74th Cong.)---

Act of June 22, 1936, to define the jurisdiction of the Coast Guard. (Pub-

lic Law No. 755, 74th Cong.) --

Act of June 23, 1936, to extend the laws governing inspection of vessels.

(Public Law No. 765, 74th Cong.)--

Act of June 25, 1936, to promote safety at sea in the neighborhood of ice

and derelicts. (Public Law No. 799, 74th Cong.)---

Act of June 25, 1936, to amend section 3(b) of an act entitled "An act to

establish the composition of the U.S. Navy with respect to the categories

of vessels limited by the treaties signed at Washington, Feb. 6, 1922".

(Public Law No. 804, 74th Cong.)--

Act of June 25, 1936, to amend section 13 of the act of March 4, 1915.

(Public Law No. 808, 74th Cong.)--

Act of June 29, 1936, to further the development and maintenance of an
adequate and well-balanced American merchant marine, to promote the

commerce of the United States to aid in the national defense, to repeal

certain former legislation. (Public Law No. 835, 74th Cong.).

Act of August 31, 1935, providing for the prohibition of the export of

arms, ammunition, and implements of war to belligerent countries; the

prohibition of the transportation of arms, ammunition, and implements

of war by vessels of the United States for the use of belligerent states.

(Public Res. No. 67, 74th Cong.).

Act of February 29, 1936, extending and amending the joint resolution

(Pub. Res. No. 67, 74th Cong.) approved August 31, 1935. (Public

Řes. No. 740, 74th Cong.).

Act of June 19, 1936, to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to permit

the transportation of bonded merchandise by other than common

carriers under certain conditions. (Public Res. No. 108, 74th Cong.)--

Act of April 1, 1937, to amend section 704 of the Merchant Marine Act of

1936. (Public Law No. 27, 75th Cong.)..

Act of May 22, 1937, to provide that graduates of approved school ships

may be rated as able seamen upon graduation. (Public Law No. 100,

75th Cong.).

Act of May 20, 1937, to amend the Communications Act of 1934, for the

purpose of promoting safety of life and property at sea through the use

of wire and radio communications, to make more effective the Inter-

national Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1929. (Public Law

No. 97, 75th Cong.).----

Act of June 16, 1937, to expedite the dispatch of vessels from certain ports

of call. (Public Law No. 155, 75th Cong.)

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