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Manual of the Laws of Naval War. Oxford, 9 August 1913.
Section VIII : On the formalities of seizure and on prize procedure - Art. 112.
Art. 112. A belligerent State shall not obtain possession of the ship or goods that it has seized during the war until such time as, by final decree, the prize court shall have adjudged the confiscation of the said ship or said goods in its favour.