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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. 106.
Art. 106. Use of captured ships. If the captured ship or its cargo is necessary to the captor for immediate public use, he may use them thus. In this case, impartial persons shall make a careful estimate and inventory of the ship and its cargo, and this estimate shall be sent, together with the account of the capture, to the prize court.