No. 265, Docket 27045.

302 F.2d 69 (1962)

ISTHMIAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY, Libelant-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES of America, Respondent-Appellee. STATES MARINE CORPORATION, Libelant-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES of America, Respondent-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit.

Decided April 30, 1962.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

E. L. Smith of Kirlin, Campbell & Keating, New York City, for libelants-appellants.

William H. Postner, Atty., Admiralty & Shipping Section, Dept. of Justice (William H. Orrick, Jr., Asst. Atty. Gen., Robert M. Morgenthau, U. S. Atty., Morton S. Hollander, Chief, Appellate Section, Civil Div., Dept. of Justice, Louis E. Greco, Atty. in Charge, New York Office, Admiralty & Shipping Section, Dept. of Justice, and Philip A. Berns, Atty., Dept. of Justice, on the brief), for respondent-appellee.

Before MEDINA, SMITH and HAYS, Circuit Judges.


Two ocean carriers appeal from dismissal by the District Court for the Southern District of New York, Sylvester J. Ryan, Chief Judge, of admiralty actions on claims against the United States for ocean freight and pier demurrage. We hold that the claims were properly held time-barred and affirm the judgment.

Timely libels were filed on certain freight and demurrage claims, on which recovery was eventually had. While the actions were pending, amended...

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