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Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 16 of 1891

  • Schedules
  • Act nº 16 of 1891



[Act, No. 16 of 1891]

[AS ON 1955]

[14th May, 1891]


An Act to declare certain courts in India to be Colonial Courts of Admiralty.

WHEREAS it is provided by the Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act,1890, that the legislature of a British possession may by any colonial law declare any Court of unlimited civil jurisdiction in that possession to be a Colonial Court of Admiralty ;

And whereas it is expedient, in pursuance of that provision, to declare certain Courts in India to be colonial Courts of Admiralty ;

It is hereby enacted as follows :--

Section 1. Title and commencement

(1) This Act may be called the Colonial Courts of Admiralty (India) Act, 1891 ; and

(2) It shall come into effect--

(a) If Her Majesty's pleasure thereon has been signified, by {For notification publishing Her Britannic Majesty's Assent to this Act, see Gazette of India, 1891, Pt.I, P.371.} notification in the Official Gazette, on or before the first day of July, 1891, then on that day, or

(b) If Her Majesty's pleasure thereon has not been so signified on or before that day, then on the day on which Her Majesty's pleasure shall be signified by such a notification as aforesaid.

Section 2. Appointment of Colonial Court Admiralty

The following Courts of unlimited civil jurisdiction are hereby declared to be Colonial Courts of Admiralty, namely :--

(1) the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal,

(2) the High Court of Judicature at Madras {Ins. By the A.O.1948.}[and]

(3) the High Court of Judicature at Bombay, {The word "and" was rep. By the A.O.1948.}

{The words figures "(4) the High Court of judicature at Rangoon, (5) the Court of the Resident at Aden, and" were rep. By the A.O.1937 and "(6) the District Court of Karachi" rep. By the A.O.1948.}

Section 3. Construction of Indian Acts referring to Admiralty and Vice-Admiralty Courts

The expressions "Court having Admiralty jurisdiction " and "Admiralty Court " and the expression "Admiralty or Vice-Admiralty cause" and other expressions referring to Admiralty or Vice-Admiralty Courts or causes, shall, wherever any such expression occurs in any {Subs.by the A.O.1937, for " enactment of the G.G.in C.or of a G.in C.or Lieutenant-Governor in Council ".} [Indian law], be deemed to include a Colonial Court of Admiralty and a Colonial Court of Admiralty cause, and to refer to a Colonial Court of Admiralty or a Colonial Court of Admiralty cause, respectively.

Section 4. [Repealed]

[Court-fees in suits in the Colonial Court of Admiralty at Karachi].Rep. by the A.O.1947.

Section 5. [Repealed]

Rep. by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1914 (10 of 1914).





[Rep. by the Repealing and mending Act, 1914 (10 of 1914).]