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thereto, filed prior to the submission of the case; and after a final order has been entered upon a complaint in which reparation has not been asked, or if asked has been denied, the board ordinarily will not allow reparation upon a subsequent complaint based upon any finding made upon the first complaint.

When the board in any case shall find that reparation is due, but that the amount thereof cannot be determined upon the existing record, the complainant, upon being so advised, shall immediately prepare and submit a certified statement substantially as indicated by form No. 6, section 6. Such statement shall not include any shipment transported upon any rate not embraced within the findings of the board, nor any shipment freight charges on which have been paid more than two years prior to the filing of the complaint; and the claim shall be certified as correct by the auditor or corresponding official of the respondent carrier.

Claims for reparation filed with the board more than two years after the freight charges have been paid on the shipment involved will be rejected as barred by the statute of limitations. Where a claim for reparation has been submitted to the board informally, and the complainant has been notified that such claims can be determined only on the formal docket, formal complaint shall be filed within six months from the date of such notification, where the expiration of such period is more than two years subsequent to the date on which the cause of action accrued. Otherwise the parties shall be deemed to have abandoned their claims and formal complaints thereafter will not be entertained. The voluntary withdrawal of an informal complaint shall be held to revive the operation of the statute, and a formal complaint thereafter submitted shall be filed, if at all, within two years from the date on which the cause of action accrued.

XXII. Continuances and Extensions of Time.-Continuances and extensions of time will be granted by the board in exceptional cases and for good cause shown; but no application therefor, until granted by the board, shall operate to stay any order of the board, or to relieve any such applicant from any liability or obligation otherwise imposed.

XXIII. Compliance with Orders.-The respondent or respondents named in any order entered by the board shall notify the board, on or before the effective date of such order, whether or not the requirements thereof have been or will be met. If any change in an existing rate, charge, or regulation is required by any such order to be made, such information shall be given in addition to the filing of the requisite tariffs.

XXIV. Informal Complaints.—Any letter or written memorandum, other than a formal complaint, received by the board, in which a violation of the act shall be alleged, shall be regarded as an informal complaint. Such complaint need not be verified, but should set forth concisely and in definite terms the facts relied upon as constituting a violation of the act, including the names and addresses of all parties in interest; the points of origin and destination of particular shipments, if any; the rate or rates applied thereto; the names of the vessels in which such shipments moved; the dates of delivery of such shipments; and any other data which may be material to the issues submitted.

Upon receipt of such a complaint the board will transmit a copy thereof to

Form No. 6.-Statement of Reparation under Rule XXI.

Before the United States Shipping Board.


The [full corporate title] Steamship Company, Respondent.

Docket No.

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I hereby certify that this statement has been checked against the records of Steamship Company and is found correct.







1. Mission

The corporation is the fleet operating agency of the United States Shipping Board. By its article of incorporation its object was stated to be purchase, construct, equip, lease, charter, maintain, and operate vessels in the commerce of the United States.

2. History

The corporation was incorporated April 16, 1917, under the authority conferred upon the United States Shipping Board by the Shipping Act of 1916.1

3. Organization and Distribution of Functions

A. President of the Corporation.-Has general supervision over all of the affairs of the corporation.

B. Vice President and General Manager.-Co-ordinates the various depart


(a) United States Lines.-Maintains combination passenger and freight services between New York and Queenstown, Plymouth, Cher

bourg, Southhampton, and Bremen.

(b) Legal Department.

(c) Investigation Division.

(d) Statistical Division.

(e) Secretary.

(el) Chief Clerk.

(e2) File Section.

(e3) Library Section.

(e4) Duplicating and Typing Section.

(e5) Service Section.

(e6) Telegraph and Cable Section.

(e7) Mail Section.

(e8) Stenographic Reporting Section.

(f) Personnel Division.

(g) Foreign Agencies.

(gl) London.

(g2) Liverpool.
(g3) Marseilles.

(g4) Barcelona.

(g5) Genoa.

(g6) Piraeus.

139 Stat. 728 (Comp. St. §§ 8146a-8146r). See, under "History," United States Shipping Board.

(g7) Copenhagen.

(g8) Hamburg.

(g9) Bremen.
(g10) Antwerp.
(g11) Rotterdam.

(g12) Le Havre.

(g13) Buenos Aires.
(g14) Balboa.

(g15) Freeton.

(g16) Hong Kong.

(g17) Honolulu.

(g18) Kobe.

(g19) Lagas.

(g20) Manila.

(g21) Rio de Janeiro.

(g22) Santos.

(g23) Shanghai.

(g24) St. Thomas.

(g25) Yokohama.

C. Vice President in Charge of Operations.

(a) Executive.

(b) Operations.

(1) Revenue and Expense Section.

(2) Vessel Disability and Personnel Section (Inventories).

(3) Radio Section.-Is charged with duties in connection with radio communication, radio and gyro compasses, and automatic steering devices.

(c) Purchases and Supplies Division.

(1) Executive.

(2) Fuel Section.

(3) Purchasing Section.

(4) Voyage Supplies Section.
(5) Stores and Sales Sections.

(6) Inland Traffic Section.

(7) Office Supply Section.

(d) Contract Division.

(e) Stevedoring and Terminal Division.

(f) Maintenance and Repair Division (New York).

(1) Executive-Repair Section.

(2) Turbine Section.

(3) Branch Office Section.

(4) Passenger Ship Equipment Section.

(5) Technical Section-Diesel Branch.

(6) Material Section.

(7) Contract Section.

(8) Specifications and Estimating Section.

(9) Inspection Section.

(10) Fuel Conservation Section.

(11) Local Manager's Section.
(12) Clerical Section.

D. Vice President in Charge of Finance.-Handles all financial matters of the corporation supervising activities of Treasurer's and General Comptroller's Departments. Also supervises the activities of the Marine Insurance Department and the Construction Department. (a) Treasurer's Department.-This department handles the collec tion and disbursement of all funds of the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation and the United States Lines and is in charge of all securities. (b) General Comptroller's Department.-This department is responsible for the installation, supervision, and maintenance of the accounting records essential to a proper reflection of the assets and liabilities, and earnings and expenses of the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation; the certification and approval of all receipts and disbursements; the preparation of current financial reports and statements.

(c) Marine Insurance Department. This department supervises and administers the marine insurance fund which is maintained by the Fleet Corporation; all steamers in operation, as well as all freight moneys at risk, being entered in this fund.

(d) Construction Department.-Investigating and furnishing data pertaining to settlement of claims, lawsuits, etc., arising out of the construction program of the Fleet Corporation.

E. Vice President in Charge of the Traffic Department.-Exercises administrative and supervisory functions over all traffic matters of the Fleet Corporation; follows closely the cargo movement, the frequency of sailings, and the establishment of rates for the carriage of freight passengers; determines amount of tonnage to be employed in the various services from time to time as required by changing conditions; negotiates, consummates, and/or approves period contracts or contracts for special shipments; prepares sailing schedules; checks manifests; adjusts cargo claims; prescribes uniform bills of lading and bill of lading clauses; conducts general solicitation of cargo and passengers; makes general study of trade conditions.

(a) The department functions through the following divisions:
(1) European and Mediterranean Trades Division, covering all
European ports, including the United Kingdom and all
Mediterranean and Black Sea ports.

(2) South American and West Indies Trades Division.

(3) Far East and Long Voyage Trades Division, covering all ports of China, Japan, Philippine Islands, Dutch East In

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