456 § 7365. Settlement of claims The Secretary of the Navy, or his designee, may consider, ascertain, adjust, determine, compromise, or settle and receive payment of any claim by the United States for salvage services rendered by the Department of the Navy to any vessel. § 7366. Limitation on appropriations Not more than $3,000,000 may be appropriated annually for the administration of this chapter. § 7367. Disposition of receipts Money received under this chapter shall be credited to appropriations for maintaining salvage facilities by the Department of the Navy. However, if the amount received in any year exceeds the cost incurred by the Navy during that year in giving and maintaining salvage services, the excess shall be covered into the Treasury. CHAPTER 639.—HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE A N D NAVAL OBSERVATORY Sec. 7391. 7392. 7393. 7394. 7395. 7396.
Hydroffi"aphie Office: establishment and duties. Hydrographic Office: maps, charts, and books. Hydrofyaphic Office: pilot c h a r t s. Price of maps, charts, and nautical books. Naval O b s e r v a to r y: administration. Naval O b s e r v a to r y: exchange of information with foreign offlces-
§ 7391. Hydrographic Office: establishment and duties There is attached to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations a Hydrographic Office. The Hydrographic Office shall improve means of navigating vessels of the Navy and the merchant marine by providing, under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy, accurate and inexpensive nautical charts, sailing directions, books on navigation, and manuals of instructions for the use of all vessels of the United States and of navigators generally. § 7392. Hydrographic Office: maps, charts, and books The Secretary of the Navy, under such regulations as he prescribes, may— (1) have the Hydrographic Office prepare maps, charts, and nautical books required in navigation and have such materials published and furnished to navigators; and (2) buy the plates and copyrights of existing maps, charts, books on navigation, and sailing directions and instructions. § 7393. Hydrographic Office: pilot charts (a) There shall be conspicuously printed on pilot charts prepared in the Hydrographic Office: "Prepared from data furnished by the Hydrographic Office of the Department of the Navy and by the Weather Bureau of the Department of Commerce, and published at the Hydrographic Office under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy". (b) The Weather Bureau of the Department of Commerce shall furnish to the Hydrographic Office, as expeditiously as possible, all