10 U.S. Code § 5951 - Continuation of authority after loss of vessel or aircraft

If the crew of any naval vessel or naval aircraft are separated from their vessel or aircraft because of its wreck, loss, or destruction, all the command and authority given to the officers of the vessel or aircraft remain in full force until the crew are discharged or reassigned.


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 372.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
5951 34 U.S.C. 264. May 5, 1950, ch. 169, § 7(a), 64 Stat. 145.

The word “officers” is substituted for the word “officer” since the cited subsection of the Act of May 5, 1950, was intended to reenact the substance of Article 21 of the Articles for the Government of the Navy (R.S. 1624; 34 U.S.C. 1200), in which the word “officers” was used. The words “regularly” and “by competent authority” are omitted as surplusage.


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