Merritt & Chapman Derrick & Wrecking Co. v. United States
274 U.S. 611 (1927)

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Merritt & Chapman Derrick & Wrecking Co. v. United States, 274 U.S. 611 (1927)

Merritt & Chapman Derrick & Wrecking Co. v. United States

No. 214

Argued March 10, 1927

Decided May 31, 1927

274 U.S. 611

Syllabus

The aid or benefit to a ship resulting incidentally and indirectly from efforts to extinguish fire on a nearby wharf, put forth for the purpose of saving property not related to her, will not sustain a claim for salvage in the absence of ally request for or acceptance of the service on her behalf. P. 274 U. S. 613.

Affirmed.

Error to a decree of the district court dismissing the petition in a suit for salvage brought against the United States under the Tucker Act.

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