Victim or Participant? Allied Fishing Fleets and U-Boat Attacks in World Wars I and II
Publication
The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 1991, p. 1-18
Description
Creator
Gibson, Charles Dana
Media Type
Website
Text
Item Type
Articles
Description
In 1907 the world's major powers, including the United States, Great Britain, and Germany, signed a series of treaties at The Hague. A portion of the treaty package was designated Conference Document XI, which in part granted protection during wartime to certain classes of vessels. Document XI specified that small coastal fishing vessels and small boats involved in local trade were not to be subject to either destruction or capture during hostilities. Almost as an afterthought, a warning was added that the signatories were bound "not to take advantage of the harmless character of the said vessels in order to use them for military purposes while preserving their peaceful appearance."
Date of Publication
Oct 1991
Date Of Event
1914-1945
Subject(s)
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • North Carolina, United States
    Latitude: 35.22546 Longitude: -75.5621
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Canadian Nautical Research Society
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Victim or Participant? Allied Fishing Fleets and U-Boat Attacks in World Wars I and II


In 1907 the world's major powers, including the United States, Great Britain, and Germany, signed a series of treaties at The Hague. A portion of the treaty package was designated Conference Document XI, which in part granted protection during wartime to certain classes of vessels. Document XI specified that small coastal fishing vessels and small boats involved in local trade were not to be subject to either destruction or capture during hostilities. Almost as an afterthought, a warning was added that the signatories were bound "not to take advantage of the harmless character of the said vessels in order to use them for military purposes while preserving their peaceful appearance."