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REVISED STATUTES OF THE UNITED STATES.

TITLE LII.

REGULATION OF STEAM VESSELS.

CHAPTER ONE.

INSPECTION.

law.

and

Sec.

Sec. 4399. What vessels deemed 4421. Certificate of inspection. steam vessels.

4422. License to

carry gun4400. What vessels subject to powder.

the provisions of this 4423. Disposal of certificate of Title.

inspection. 4401. Vessels navigating coast- 4424. Carrying passengers or wise and on the Great

gunpowder contrary to Lakes. 4402. Qualifications

ap- 4425. Inspector certifying pointment of Supervis

falsely. ing Inspector-General.

4426. Ferryboats, canal boats, 4403. Duties.

yachts, etc. 4404. Qualifications and

ap- 4427. Tugboats, freight boats, pointment of supervis

etc. ing inspectors. 4405. Meeting and assignment 4429. Improper construction of

4428. Construction of boilers. of districts.

boilers. 4406. Duties of supervising inspectors.

4430. Inspection of boiler plates. 4407. To report violations of 4431. Stamping of boiler plates. law.

4432. Counterfeiting stamps. 4408. Supervision of local 4433. Pressure of steam allowboards.

able. 4409. Districts not having in

4434. Boiler plate and space bespectors.

tween flues. 4410. Annual reports of super

4435. Feed and connecting pipes. vising inspectors.

4436. Safety valves, fusible 4411. Regulations as to furnish- plugs, etc.

ing information to local 4437. Obstructing safety valves, inspectors.

etc. 4412. Regulations as to steamers 4438. Licenses of officers by inpassing.

spectors. 4413. Penalty for violation. 4439. License of captain. 4414. Number and salaries of 4440. License of chief mate. local inspectors.

4441. License of engineer. 4415. Qualifications and appoint- 4442. License of pilot. ment.

4443. License of catain or mate 4416. What persons are not eli

as pilot. gible.

4444. State regulation of pilots. 4417. Inspection of hulls.

4445. Oath of licensed officers. 4418. Inspection of boilers. 4446. Licenses to be posted. 4419. Control of safety valves 4447. Renewal of officer's and steam registers.

license.

Sec.

Sec. 4448. Licensed officers to assist 4456. Inspection in districts not inspectors in examina

having inspectors. tions.

4457. Records and reports by 4449. Revocation of officer's

local inspectors.
license for refusing to 4458. Fees.
serve.

4459. Bonds of inspectors. 4450. Investigation of conduct 4460. Instruments, stationery, of officers.

printing, etc., for local 4451. Payment of marshals and

boards. witnesses.

4461. Payment of salaries and 4452. Appeal to supervising in

expenses. spector..

4462. Regulations to be made by 4453. Reinspection and notice

the Secretary of

the for repairs.

Treasury. 4454. Failure to make repairs. 4455. Effect of inspector's offi

cial act.

SEC. 4399. Every vessel propelled in whole or in part by steam shall be deemed a steam vessel within the meaning of this Title.

SEC. 4400. All steam vessels navigating any waters of the United States which are common highways of commerce, or open to general or competitive navigation, excepting public vessels of the United States, vessels of other countries, and boats propelled in whole or in part by steam for navigating canals, shall be subject to the provisions of this Title. *["And all foreign private steam vessels carrying passengers from any port of the United States to any other place or country shall be subject to the provisions of sections forty-four hundred and seventeen, forty-four hundred and eighteen, forty-four hundred and twenty-one, forty-four hundred and twenty-two, forty-four hundred and twenty-three, forty-four hundred and twenty-four, forty-four hundred and seventy, forty-four hundred and seventy-one, forty-four hundred and seventy-two, forty-four hundred and seventy-three, forty-four hundred and seventy-nine, forty-four hundred and eighty-two, forty-four hundred and eighty-eight, forty-four hundred and eighty-nine, forty-four hundred and ninety-six, forty-four hundred and ninety-seven, forty-four hundred and ninety-nine, and fortyfive hundred of this Title, and shall be liable to visitation and inspection by the proper officer, in any of the ports of the United States, respecting any of the provisions of the sections aforesaid."'] + *

SEC. 4401. All coastwise seagoing vessels and vessels navigating the Great Lakes, shall be subject to the navigation laws of the United States, when navigating within the jurisdiction thereof; and all vessels, propelled in whole or in part by steam, and navigating as aforesaid, shall be subject to all the rules and regula

* Amendment approved August 7, 1882.

+ The proviso and sections 2 to 6 inclusive of amendment to section 4400 were repealed by act of Congress approved March 1, 1895. (See p. 72)

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