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(R.S. § 4336; Aug. 5, 1935, ch. 438, title III, § 312, 49 Stat. 528; Pub. L. 85–237, § 2, Aug. 30, 1957, 71 Stat. 518; Pub. L. 103–182, title VI, § 686(a)(5), Dec. 8, 1993, 107 Stat. 2220.)


R.S. § 4336 derived from act Feb. 18, 1793, ch. 8, § 13, 1 Stat. 309.


1993—Pub. L. 103–182 substituted “certificate of documentation of any documented vessel” for “register or enrollment or license of any vessel” and “Secretary of Transportation is not required to have its certificate of documentation” for “Secretary of the Treasury is not required to have its register or enrollment or license”.
1957—Pub. L. 85–237 provided for penalties against other officer in charge or command of vessel and by excepting vessels which are not required by regulation of the Secretary of the Treasury to exhibit their documents on board.
1935—Act Aug. 5, 1935, provided for inspection of register or any document and punishment for willful failure to exhibit document.

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