356 F2d 919 Bibb v. Central Gulf Steamship Corp
356 F.2d 919
Robert BIBB, Appellant,
CENTRAL GULF STEAMSHIP CORP., Appellee.
United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit.
Argued Feb. 7, 1966.
Decided Feb. 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.