Robert Bibb, Appellant, v. Central Gulf Steamship Corp., Appellee, 356 F.2d 919 (4th Cir. 1966)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 356 F.2d 919 (4th Cir. 1966) Argued February 7, 1966
Decided February 11, 1966

Gerald Rubinger, Norfolk, Va. (C. Arthur Rutter, Jr., and Amato, Babalas, Breit, Cohen, Rutter & Friedman, Norfolk, Va., on brief), for appellant.

Richard I. Gulick, Norfolk, Va. (Robert M. Hughes, III, and Seawell, McCoy, Winston & Dalton, Norfolk, Va., on brief), for appellee.

Before HAYNSWORTH, Chief Judge, and SOBELOFF and J. SPENCER BELL, Circuit Judges.


This appeal presents an issue of fact in an admiralty case — whether a seaman was, as he claims, improperly discharged by the master, or failed to return to the ship before sailing time, as the master insisted at the trial. The District Judge accepted the master's version, and we are unable to say that he was clearly erroneous.