This Act, referred to in text, means act June 5, 1920, ch. 250, 41 Stat. 988
, as amended, known as the Merchant Marine Act, 1920, which (except for sections repealed or reenacted in Title 46, Shipping) is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section
of this Appendix and Tables.
1981—Pub. L. 97–31
substituted “Secretary of Transportation” for “Commission” in two places and “he” for “it” in two places. For prior transfers of functions, see Transfer of Functions note below.
1928—Act May 22, 1928, inserted sentence relating to extent of interest of United States, among other changes.
“Commission”, meaning United States Maritime Commission, substituted in text for “board”, meaning United States Shipping Board. For dissolution of Board and transfer of functions to United States Maritime Commission, see Ex. Ord. No. 6166 and act June 29, 1936. Ex. Ord. No. 6166 is set out as a note under section
, Government Organization and Employees. For subsequent transfers of functions, see Reorg. Plan No. 6 of 1949, Reorg. Plan No. 21 of 1950, and Reorg. Plan No. 7 of 1961, set out under section
of this Appendix.