Victim or Participant? Allied Fishing Fleets and U-Boat Attacks in World Wars I and II
- The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 1991, p. 1-18
- Gibson, Charles Dana
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- 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."
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- Oct 1991
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North Carolina, United States
Latitude: 35.22546 Longitude: -75.5621
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