vessel of war

(53) “vessel of war” means a vessel— (A) belonging to the armed forces of a country; (B) bearing the external marks distinguishing vessels of war of that country; (C) under the command of an officer commissioned by the government of that country and whose name appears in the appropriate service list or its equivalent; and (D) staffed by a crew under regular armed forces discipline.


46 USC § 2101(53)

Scoping language

None identified, default scope is assumed to be the parent (chapter 21) of this section.
Is this correct? or