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(June 5, 1920, ch. 250, § 1, 41 Stat. 988; Ex. Ord. No. 6166, § 12, eff. June 10, 1933; June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title II, § 204, title IX, § 904, 49 Stat. 1987, 2016; Pub. L. 97–31, § 12(33), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 156.)

References in Text

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act June 5, 1920, ch. 250, 41 Stat. 988, as amended, known as the Merchant Marine Act, 1920, which (except for sections repealed or reenacted in Title 46, Shipping) is classified principally to this chapter.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 889 of this Appendix and Tables.
The shipping laws, referred to in text, are classified generally to Title 46, Shipping, and this Appendix.


1981—Pub. L. 97–31 substituted “Secretary of Transportation” for “United States Maritime Commission”. For prior transfer of functions, see Transfer of Functions note below.

Transfer of Functions

“United States Maritime Commission” substituted in text for “United States Shipping Board”. For dissolution of Board and transfer of functions to Commission, see Ex. Ord. No. 6166 and act June 29, 1936. Ex. Ord. No. 6166 is set out as a note under section 901 of Title 5, 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 1111 of this Appendix.

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