The Wirpi [German Prize Court.]

CourtPrize Court (Germany)
Docket NumberCase No. 207
German Prize Court.
Case No. 207
The Wirpi.

Prize Law — Conditional Contraband — Destination an Enemy Base of Operations — Proof of.

In The Wirpi, decided on March 28, 1941, the German Prize Court of Hamburg held that a cargo of bacon, shipped on a Finnish vessel from Sweden to Hull, was liable to condemnation as conditional contraband in the sense of Article 24 (1) of the Prize Regulations,1 seeing that, according to a certificate of the German Admiralty, Hull was to be regarded as a British base of operations and supply as envisaged by Article 25 (2) of the German Prize Regulations. See also The Framnäs, decided on April 25, 1941, where a consignment of grass mowers and fertilizer distributors to be unloaded at Hull was condemned as conditional contraband on the same ground.

1 The Court also referred to a notice of the German Government dated September 12, 1939 (Reichsgesetzb...

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