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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, 73d 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, 73d 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, 192 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.)-

Act of June 20, 1924, to amend section 938 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

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

Law No. 447, 73d Cong.).

Act of April 11, 1925, to amend section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act,

1920. (Public Law No. 3?, 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

No. 606, 74th Cong.).

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 Řes. 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 [ay 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.) -

Act of June 28, 1937 (extract from), for the protection of the northern

Pacific halibut fishery. (Public Law No. 169, 75th Cong.)...

Act of July 30, 1937, to authorize the construction of certain auxiliary

vessels of the Navy. (Public Law No. 226, 75th Cong.).

Act of August 14, 1937, to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to exempt vessels

arriving for the purpose of taking on ships stores and certain sea stores

from the requirement of formal entry. (Public Law No. 280, 75th

Cong.).

Act of August 16, 1937, to provide more effectively for the marketing of

wrecked and sunken craft for the protection of navigation, to improve

the efficiency of the Lighthouse Service. (Public Law No. 310, 75th

Cong.)...

Act of August 24, 1937, to provide for the measurement of vessels using

the Panama Canal. (Public Law No. 350, 75th Cong.).

Act of August 26, 1937, to amend the Merchant Marine Act of 1936.

(Public Law No. 382, 75th Cong.)-..

Act of August 26, 1937, to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to continue

the existing system of classification and pay of positions of lighthouse

keepers. (Public Law No. 383, 75th Cong.)..

Act of August 28, 1937, to amend the Revenue Act of 1926, as amended,

to exempt persons traveling between Puerto Rico and the continental

United States from the payment of a stamp tax on steamship tickets.

(Public Law No. 400, 75th Cong.).

Act of May 11, 1938, to amend section 6 of the act approved May 27, 1936.

(Public Law No. 503, 75th Cong.)---

Act of May 17, 1938, to establish the composition of the United States

Navy, to authorize the construction of certain naval vessels. (Public

Law No. 528, 75th Cong.).

Act of May 18, 1938, to amend section 203 of the Merchant Marine Act,

1936. (Public Law No. 531, 75th Cong.)-----

Act of May 31, 1938, to amend the act approved June 19, 1934, entitled the

“Communications Act of 1934.” (Public Law No. 561, 75th Cong.)---

Act of June 1, 1938, to amend section 402 of the Merchant Marine Act,

1936, to further provide for the settlement of ocean mail contract

claims. (Public Law No. 573, 75th Cong.)---

Act of June 16, 1938, to amend section 4197 of the Revised Statutes, as

amended, and section 4200 of the Revised Statutes. (Public Law No.

656, 75th Cong.).

Act of June 21, 1938, authorizing the United States Maritime Commis-

sion to sell or lease the Hoboken Pier Terminals, or any part thereof, to

the city of Hoboken, N.J. (Public Law No. 689, 75th Cong.) -

Act of June 22, 1938 (extract from), to amend an act entitled "An Act to

establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United

States," approved July 1, 1898, and acts amendatory thereof and sup-

plementary thereto. (Public Law No. 696, 75th Cong.)-

Act of June 25, 1938, to amend an act approved June 14, 1906, An act to

prevent aliens from fishing in the waters of Alaska. (Public Law No.

731, 75th Cong.) ----

Act of June 23, 1938, to amend the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, to further

promote the merchant marine policy therein declared. (Public Law

No. 705, 75th Cong.)--

Act of May 1, 1937, to amend the joint resolution approved August 31,

1935, entitled "Joint resolution providing for the prohibition of the ex-

port of arms, ammunition, and implements of war to belligerent coun-

tries.” (Public Res. No. 27, 75th Cong.)-----

Act of April 5, 1938, to authorize compacts or agreements between the

States bordering on the Great Lakes with respect to fishing in the waters

of the Great Lakes. (Public Res. No. 84, 75th Cong.)----

Act of April 26, 1938, to permit the transportation of passengers by Ca-

nadian passenger vessels between the port of Rochester, N.Y., and the

port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence

River. (Public Res. No. 89, 75th Cong.)----

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Act of June 29, 1938, to amend H.R. 10672, 75th Cong., 3d sess., entitled

"An act to amend section 4197 of the Revised Statutes, as amended.”

(Public Res. No. 130, 75th Cong.)----

Act of March 29, 1939, to exempt all vessels of the United States of less

than 200 tons gross registered tonnage from the provisions of the Officers

Competency Certificates Convention, 1936. (Public Law No. 16,

76th Cong.).

Act of May 26, 1939, to amend the act of March 2, 1929, entitled "An act

to establish load lines for American vessels.” (Public Law No. 92,

76th Cong.)--

Act of May 31, 1939, to amend section 10 (b), (c) and (d) of the act of

June 26, 1884, as amended, relative to the allotment of wages by sea-

men. (Public Law No. 99, 76th Cong.)----

Act of May 31, 1939, to amend section 4335 of the Revised Statutes of the

United States, relative to change of masters of vessels. (Public Law

No. 100, 76th Cong.)-----

Act of May 31, 1939, to amend section 4325 of the Revised Statutes of the

United States, as amended, relative to renewal of licenses of vessels.

(Public Law No. 101, 76th Cong.)----

Act of June 2, 1939, to amend section 4498 of the Revised Statutes of the

United States, as amended, relative to the renewal of licenses of vessels.

(Public Law No. 105, 76th Cong.)----

Act of June 6, 1939, to amend section 509 of the Merchant Marine Act,

1936. (Public Law No. 116, 76th Cong.)--

Act of June 23, 1939, to establish a Coast Guard Reserve to be composed

of owners of motorboats and yachts. (Public Law No. 152, 76th

Cong.)...

Act of July 17, 1939, to make effective the provisions of the Officers Com-

petency Certificates Convention, 1936. (Public Law No. 188, 76th

Cong.)...

Act of August 1, 1939, to provide for the registry of pursers and surgeons

as staff officers on vessels of the United States. (Public Law No. 251,

76th Cong.)-----

Act of August 4, 1939, to amend certain provisions of the Merchant Marine

Act and Shipping Acts, to further the development of the American

merchant marine. (Public Law No. 259, 76th Cong.).

Act of August 7, 1939, to amend sections 712, 802, and 902 of the Merchant

Marine Act, 1936, as amended, relative to the requisitioning of vessels.

(Public Law No. 328, 76th Cong.)----

Act of August 7, 1939, to exempt certain motorboats from the operation of

sections 4 and 6 of the Motor Boat Act of June 9, 1910, and from certain

other acts of Congress, and to provide that certain motorboats shall not

be required to carry on board copies of the pilot rules. (Public Law No.

331, 76th Cong.)

Act of August 10, 1939, to amend section 4488 of the Revised Statutes of

the United States, as amended. (Public Law No. 371, 76th Cong.)----

Act of August 10, 1939, to amend section 4471 of the Revised Statutes of the

United States, as amended. (Public Law No. 372, 76th Cong.)-------

Act of August 10, 1939, to admit the American-owned barges Prari and

Palpa to American registry and to permit their use in coastwise trade.

(Public Law No. 380, 76th Cong.)----

Act of August 11, 1939, authorizing and providing for the construction of

additional facilities on the Canal Zone for the purposes of more ade-

quately providing for the defense of the Panama Canal and for increasing

its capacity for the future needs of interoceanic shipping. (Public Law

No. 391, 76th Cong.).

Act of March 18, 1940, to amend section 602(e) of the Communications

Act of 1934, as amended, relating to a study of radio requirements for

ships navigating the Great Lakes and inland waters of the United States.

(Public Law No. 441, 76th Cong) ----

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