United States v. Cornell Steamboat Co. - 267 U.S. 281 (1925)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Cornell Steamboat Co., 267 U.S. 281 (1925)
United States v. Cornell Steamboat Company
Argued January 28, 29, 1925
Decided March 2, 1925
267 U.S. 281
Tug boats were chartered to the United States for a per diem for each and every day of the charter period, the owner agreeing to furnish everything for them, except coal and water, which were to be furnished by the United States; the government had the entire use of the boats ,and they were subject at all times to the orders
and directions of its officers. Held a demise, and that the United States was not entitled to make deductions from the owner's monthly bills for loss of service caused by short crews, ill condition, delay in taking on supplies, and by the sinking of one of the boats, which was raised and repaired by the owner. P. 267 U. S. 286.
8 Ct.Clms. 497 affirmed.
Appeal from a judgment of the Court of Claims allowing the claimant, appellee, recovery of deductions made by the United States from the bills rendered by the claimant under a charter of tug boats.