27 April 1928 c. 446 45 Stat. 466

CHAP. 446.- An Act Granting double pension in all cases to widows and dependents when an officer or enlisted man of the Navy dies from an injury in line of duty as the result of a submarine accident

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter in all cases when an officer or enlisted man of the United States Navy is disabled, has died, or shall die as the result of an accident to a submarine vessel, said officer or enlisted man having been employed in duty on or in handling the submarine at the time of such accident the amount of pension to be paid such officer or enlisted man, his widow or dependents, shall be double the amount of that authorized to be paid under existing pension laws should death have occurred by reason of an injury receive in service in line of duty, not the result of a submarine accident: Provided, however, That in any event the widow shall be paid a pension of not less than $24 per month and $4 per month additional for each child under sixteen years of age of the officer or enlisted man, the rate of pension herein provided for a widow shall be paid to the minor child or children under sixteen years of age of such officer or enlisted man, from the date of such death or remarriage of the widow or forfeiture of her title and in other cases from th date of the death of the officer or enlisted man.

Approved, April 27, 1928.

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