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A Bill Concerning Merchant Vessels Armed for Defence

United States. Congress. Senate

A Bill Concerning Merchant Vessels Armed for Defence

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Published by s.n. in [Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Armed merchant ships.,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1809-1812.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 26967.
    ContributionsDana, Samuel Whittlesey, 1760-1830.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination5 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17708386M

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A Bill Concerning Merchant Vessels Armed for Defence by United States. Congress. Senate Download PDF EPUB FB2

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A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law. This bill was introduced in the 94 th Congress, which met from to Oct 1, Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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This book contains valuable information for the historian or researcher of the history of steam merchant vessels. It supplements the Lytle-Holdcamper List, which is incomplete for and does not always give offical registration numbers or signals.4/5(1).

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Defensively equipped merchant ship (DEMS) was an Admiralty Trade Division programme established in Juneto arm 5, British merchant ships with an adequate defence against enemy submarines and aircraft. The acronym DEMS was used to describe the ships carrying the guns, the guns aboard the ships, the military personnel manning the guns, and the shore establishment supporting the system.

Owner/operators only had to submit an NOI for a vessel if that vessel was greater than gross tons or had the ability to carry 8 cubic meters of ballast water. Hence, there are some vessels larger than 79 feet, but smaller than gross tons, which are covered by the VGP, but did not have to submit an NOI.

To be clear, many weapons are not only permitted, but are carried by virtually every seafarer; to separate a seafarer from his knife is not encouraged. And insofar as I am aware, there is no rule that forbids merchant ships from carrying guns on b.

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And prior to that merchant shipping ran armed in the age of sail. But in the modern world piracy has been mostly rare, and mostly financial. None of the answers given as to why ships cannot be armed hold water, and most of the reasons are B.S and sophistry.

If ships were armed, then the pirates would stop their acts of piracy. No pirate would want to go up against an armed ship. But when they KNOW that the ships CANNOT carry defensive weapons, their is nothing stopping them. The Bill is extremely straightforward, repealing provisions in the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act that purported to allow for the dismissal of a seafarer from a merchant navy vessel on the ground of homosexual activity.

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“(A) was a member of the United States merchant marine (including the Army Transport Service and the Naval Transport Service) serving as a crewmember of a vessel that was— “(i) operated by the War Shipping Administration or the Office of Defense Transportation (or an agent of the Administration or Office).

Merchant Ships Starting to Carry Armed Guards against Somali Pirates (11/22) More governments are authorizing their merchant ships to carry weapons for self-defense as Somalia-based pirates step up the tempo and reach of their operations pillaging international shipping across an ever-widening arc from the Gulf of Aden deep into the Indian Ocean.

Novem National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (Sec.P.L. ) limits future Purple Heart awards to members of the Armed Forces. Octo National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (Sec. P.L. ) includes prisoners of war captured after December 7, The Committee notes that the Government does not indicate the national measures giving effect to Standard A but that a service note “To merchant navy department heads concerning port State controls” provides that the merchant navy departments are responsible for the inspection of foreign ships with regard, in particular, to the MLC.

Prior to the official U.S. entry into the Second World War, American merchant ships carried needed supplies that supported the Allies in their desperate struggle against the Axis powers. Although German aircraft and submarines attacked American merchant ships when they entered war zones, the U.S.

Neutrality Act of prevented them from being armed, even for self defense. Armed merchant cruisers were fast passenger liners commissioned as naval vessels with a military crew and converted to carry the guns of a light cruiser. Naval trawlers were fishing trawlers commissioned as naval vessels with a military crew and equipped for minesweeping or anti-submarine escort.

In one advisory, it provided guidance to U.S.-flagged commercial vessels regarding self-defense during a pirate attack, including when deadly force is necessary and proper. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) The armed ship bill meant war by La Follette, Robert M.

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For much of the early 19th century, naval personnel and owners and captains of privately owned armed vessels, or privateers, sought bounties or prize money for enemy vessels captured during the War of Some of the committee papers document their claims (13A-D, 16A-D, 22A-D). Congress informed American privateers on this day that "YOU may, by Force of Arms, attack, subdue, and take all Ships and other Vessels belonging to the Inhabitants of.

Ministers are preparing to give formal legal backing to the use of private armed guards on UK merchant vessels to protect against piracy. CHAPTER IX AIR AND NAVY COMPONENTS. Part I-Far East Air Forces Initial Operations. While the world's chancelleries deliberated the fate of the Japanese Empire, the Fifth and Seventh U.

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A merchant vessel of belligerent nationality may carry an armament and ammunition for the sole purpose of defense without acquiring the character of a ship of war. The presence of an armament and ammunition on board a merchant vessel creates a presumption that the armament is for offensive purposes, but the owners or agents may overcome this.

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Zimmerman Telegram: February German telegram is sent to Mexico, but is. The 9th section requires of evert merchant vessel armed as aforesaid, previous to obtaining a clearance bond, that its guns and ammunition, etc.

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U.S. Navy Armed Guard and U.S. Merchant Marine in World War II - A Little-Known Story. The U.S. Navy Armed Guard was a service branch of the United States Navy that was responsible for defending U.S.

and Allied merchant ships from attack by enemy aircraft, submarines and surface ships during World War II. The men of the Armed Guard served primarily as gunners, signal men and radio. The conversion of a merchant vessel into a ship of war is a question of fact which is to be established by direct or circumstantial evidence of intention to use the vessel as a ship of war.

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United States policy was stated by the Vice Chief of Naval Operations on 19 August "Ships sailing independently should be armed. Ships sailing in regularly made-up convoys, other than ships bound to North Russia or tankers en route to the United Kingdom, may sail unarmed if the urgency of delivery of their cargo warrants it."[22].

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Captain Richard Woodman is an Elder Brother of Trinity House. He first went to sea in cargo liners at the age of He has written 30 novels, and award-winning five-volume History of the British Merchant Navy, and is co-author of The Lighthouses of Trinity he won the Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for his promotion of the Merchant Navy, particularly as a Cited by: 1.