Collision - Damages - Reference - Assessment -Objection by plaintiffs to Registrar's report overruled by learned Judge -Appeal-Repair damage-Loss of military stores and of grain-Similar evidence in each case-Grain claim allowed but stores claim disallowed by Registrar -Stores claim allowed on appeal-Loss of use of vessel-Diversion of assisting vessel - Date from which interest accrues.
Collision - Damages - Reference - Assessment - Objection by defendants to Registrar's report overruled by learned Judge-Appeal-Loss of use of vessel- Proof of loss-Use of ship limited to carrying lubricating oil - Measure of damage-No evidence that substituted vessel was chartered-Case sent back to Registrar.
Negligence-Damage to steamship entering Strood Dock through lock - Claim against dock-owners - Licensees - Alleged contact with chains-Onus of proof-Evidence of previous stranding -Stem damage-Proof that infinitesimal amount of damage was due to chains-Detention of ship in dry dock.
Collision between steamships in North Sea during fog-Defendants' admission of liability up to 50 per cent.-Plaintiffs also found to blame for improper helm action and for absence of look-out - Vessels equally to blame - Defendants awarded costs.
Collision between steamship and motor vessel in Straits of Dover-Vessels on crossing courses-Failure of give-way ship to give way-Point at which stand-on ship should take action to avoid collision-Judgment for stand-on ship (plaintiffs).
Sale of goods-Delivery of goods without production of bills of lading-Conversion -Measure of damage-Delivery by shipowners to wharfingers under letter of indemnity of K (fraudulent person) -Bills of lading sent by plaintiff bank (pledgees of K's bills of lading) to wharfingers-"Please carry out usual instructions"-Duty of wharfingers to put "Stop" on goods - Delivery by wharfingers to orders of K-Bills of lading handed by wharfingers to ship's agents in exchange for banker's guarantee - Whether goods held by wharfingers at disposal of plaintiffs- Claim against shipowners for conversion allowed-Letter of indemnity cancelled by K-Right of shipowners to claim under such indemnity against third-party bank.
Bill of lading - Discharging expenses - "Cargo to be taken from alongside the steamer at charterers' risk and expense as customary" - Stevedore (to be approved by receivers) employed by owners without approval of receivers- Claim by owners for expense of bringing cargo from "alongside"-Custom of port (Grimsby) to have cargo discharged into railway wagons-Request by receivers to shipowners so to discharge- Impracticability.
(1) Revenue-Excess Profits Duty-Assessment -Hire of ships-Sum payable for depreciation calculated on profits, a minimum sum being payable in any event-Computation of profits-Deductions -Finance (No. 2) Act, 1915, Schedule, Part I, Rule 2. (2) Revenue-Excess Profits Duty-Assessment -Shipowning company-Coal contracts -Assignment of right to take delivery-Whether trading profit.
(1928) 29 Ll.L.Rep. 339
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