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10 U.S. Code § 8858 - Duties of prize master

The prize master shall take the captured vessel to the selected port. On arrival he shall—
deliver immediately to a prize commissioner the documents and papers and the inventory thereof;
make affidavit that the documents and papers and the inventory thereof and the prize property are the same and are in the same condition as delivered to him, or explaining any loss or absence or change in their condition;
report all information respecting the prize and her capture to the United States attorney;
deliver the persons sent as witnesses to the custody of the United States marshal; and
retain the prize in his custody until it is taken therefrom by process from the prize court.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 476, § 7658; renumbered § 8858, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 807(d)(9), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1837.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


34 U.S.C. 1134.

R.S. 4617.

The word “diligently” is omitted as surplusage.

Editorial Notes

2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7658 of this title as this section.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.