Panama Canal Zone, Proposed Legislation: Hearing Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Sixty-eighth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 7015, H.R. 7307, H.R. 6816, and H.R. 7762, Open Market Purchases; Liability of Owners of Motor Vehicles; Compensation of Retired Warrant Officers and Enlisted Men; and Measurement of Vessels

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Page 15 - Tolls on merchant vessels, army and navy transports, colliers, tankers, hospital ships, supply ships, and yachts shall be based on net vessel-tons of one hundred cubic feet each of actual earning capacity determined in accordance with the rules for the measurement of vessels for the Panama Canal, and tolls on other floating craft shall be based on displacement tonnage.
Page 31 - If the opening is fitted with a coaming, the space within it is to be included in the gross tonnage if the coaming is more than 2 feet in height. This provision shall be so applied as to exempt from measurement only the space between the actual end opening and a line drawn parallel to the line or face of the opening at a distance from the opening equal to one-half the width of the deck at the line of the opening, provided that any closed-ln space between the open face and the line drawn parallel...
Page 31 - The space so occupied shall be deemed to be the space limited by the area occupied by the goods and by straight lines inclosing a rectangular space sufficient to include the goods.
Page 31 - When two erections extending from side to side of the ship are separated by an interval the fore-and-aft length of which is less than the least half breadth of the deck in way of such interval...
Page 31 - ... space within a poop, forecastle, bridge house, or other superstructure or erection shall be considered as available for the accommodation of cargo or stores, of passengers or of the ship's personnel, and shall be measured and included in the gross tonnage. (See figs. 1, 2, and 3...
Page 31 - A space within a poop, forecastle, bridge house, or other "permanently covered and closed-in" superstructure or erection may be considered as not permanently covered or closed in, and may consequently be excluded from tonnage, if the space is opposite an end opening which is not provided with means of closing, and which opening has a breadth equal to or greater than half the breadth of the deck at the line of the opening, and if the space opposite the opening cannot be used to shelter other merchandise...
Page 31 - ... be used to shelter other merchandise than cargo or stores that do not require protection from the sea. If the opening is fitted with a coaming, the space within it is to be included in the gross tonnage.
Page 12 - ... the terms of those sections, but this section shall not be construed as requiring the deduction from the amount of such salary or compensation of...
Page 14 - ... cents per net registered ton as nearly as the same may be determined, nor be less than the equivalent of seventy-five cents per net registered ton.
Page 31 - ... of less width than half the breadth of the deck, then only the space between the line of the end opening and a parallel line drawn through the point where the athwartship width of the open space within the poop, forecastle, bridge house, superstructure, or erection becomes equal to, or less than, half the breadth of the deck shall be exempted from measurement. (See figs. 4, 5, 6, and 7...

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