oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Of Naval courts martial and proze claims : some legal consequences of commodore Johnstone's secrete mission to the Cape of Good Hope and the "battle" of Saldanha Bay, 1781 (Part 1)



Commodore Johnstone's secret mission to the Cape of Good Hope in 1781 had a surprisingly large number of legal consequences, not only in England but also at the Cape. In the main they concerned two matters, namely naval law, more specifically intra-naval immunity, and prize law, more specifically, the question of joint captures.


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