Whoever, not being an owner, upon the high seas or on any other waters within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States, willfully and corruptly casts away or otherwise destroys any vessel of the United States to which he belongs, or willfully attempts the destruction thereof, shall be imprisoned not more than ten years.
18 U.S. Code § 2273. Destruction of vessel by nonowner
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 804.)