Wells v Gas Float Whitton No. 2 (Owners of). The Gas Float Whitton No. 2

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Judgment Date17 December 1895
Date17 December 1895
CourtCourt of Appeal
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13 cases
  • Goring, The (Admiralty)
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 25 February 1987
    ...class of property which is recognised as a "subject of salvage", unlike, for example, a maritime gas float ( "The Gas Float Whitton" No. 2 [1896] P. 42, 58) or a heifer which chose to inspect a railway line as a train was approaching ( Sorrell v. Paget [1950] 1 K.B. 252, 260); (3) at the ti......
  • Argentum Exploration v The Silver
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 11 October 2022
    ...confined, as explained by the Court of Appeal and House of Lords in the leading case of Wells v The Owners of the Gas Float Whitton (No 2) [1896] P 42, [1897] AC 50 In that case a claim for salvage was made for rescuing a light buoy moored in the River Humber to warn vessels of a shoal, in ......
  • Chartwell Shipping Ltd. v. Q.N.S. Paper Co., (1989) 101 N.R. 1 (SCC)
    • Canada
    • Canada (Federal) Supreme Court (Canada)
    • 28 September 1989
    ...909; 92 E.R. 107, refd to. [para. 43]. "Sylph", The (1867), 2 L.R. 2 A. & E. 24, refd to. [para. 47]. "Gas Float Whitton No. 2", The, [1896] P. 42 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 47]. "Renard", The (1778), Hay & M. 222; 165 E.R. 51, refd to. [para. 49]. "Aquila", The (1798), 1 C. Rob. 37; 1......
  • Benson (Inspector of Taxes) v Yard Arm Club Ltd
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • Invalid date
    ...Orient Steam Navigation Co. (1866) 14 LT 704The Mac (1882) 7 P 126Yarmouth v. France ELR(1887) 19 QBD 647The Gas Float Whitton No. 2 ELRELR(1896) P 42; (1895) 65 LJ P 17; (1895) P 301Andrews v. Andrews and Mears ELR[1908) 2 K B 567Polpen Shipping Co., Ltd. v. Commercial Union Assurance Co.,......
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    • South Africa
    • Sabinet Transactions of the Centre for Business Law No. 2011-47, January 2011
    • 1 January 2011
    ...47 FTR 3Gaetano and Maria, The (1882) 7 P 137Galaxias, The [1989] 1 FC 386, see also Metaxas v The Ship GalaxiasGas Float Whitton, The [1896] P 42Gemma, The [1899] P 285General Bills Ltd v The Ship “Betty Ott” [1990] 3 NZLR 715, see also The Betty OttGeneral Motors Acceptance Corporation Au......
  • The early English Admiralty Court and the conceptualisation of the maritime lien : an historical conspectus
    • South Africa
    • Sabinet Transactions of the Centre for Business Law No. 2011-47, January 2011
    • 1 January 2011
    ...of the Courts of Great Britain, France, and the United States” (1921-1922) 16 Illinois Law Review 1 at 8.19 The Gas Float Whitton No 2 [1896] P 42 at 47. Similarly neither the Laws of the Rhodians nor of Wisby nor of the Hanse Towns are of themselves part of English admiralty law.20 In The ......
  • Maritime Salvage and Wreck
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Archive Maritime Law
    • 27 August 2003
    ...it would be expected that salvage operations would become easier, owing to improvements in equipment and 30 Gas Float Whitton No. 2 (The), [1896] P. 42, aff'd [1897] A.C. 337. It should be noted that U.S. law may not interpret this rule as strictly: see Colby v. Todd Packing Co., 77 E Supp.......

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