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THE STEEL TRADER, 275 U. S. 388 (1928)

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The Steel Trader, 275 U.S. 388 (1928)

The Steel Trader*

No. 106

Argued December 2, 1927

Decided January 3, 1928

275 U.S. 388


1. Under Rev.Stats., § 4527, a seaman who, having signed articles in this country for a voyage to foreign ports and return, and who, without his fault or consent, was discharged at another port in this country, after the voyage had begun but before one month's wages were earned, was entitled to recover, in addition to the wages earned, a sum equal to one month's wages, as compensation; but he cannot recover wages for the full period of the voyage. P. 275 U. S. 390.

2. Rev.Stats., § 4527,is applicable not only where the wrongful discharge is "before the commencement of the voyage," but also if it occurs after such commencement but "before one month's wage are earned." Id.

13 F.2d 614 reversed.

Certiorari, 273 U.S. 680, to a decree of the circuit court of appeals, which affirmed a decree of the district court in admiralty, 10 F.2d 248, 250, awarding wages to a discharged seaman. The proceeding was in rem, but the decree was entered against claimant and surety as stipulators on a bond by which the ship was released from seizure.

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