Merchant ship 'conversion' in warfare, The Falklands (Malvinas) and the requisition of the QE2

CHADWICK, E., 2010. Merchant ship 'conversion' in warfare, The Falklands (Malvinas) and the requisition of the QE2. Journal of the History of International Law, 12 (1), pp. 71-99. ISSN 1388-199X

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Abstract

In May 1982, the British government requisitioned numerous private vessels, including the transatlantic liner the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2, for use during the Falklands (Malvinas) War. In taking up ships from trade, the rules contained in the 1907 Hague Convention VII relating to the conversion of merchant ships into warships afforded some guidance to Britain. This article reviews the development of the use made by governments of private ships during wartime, the need for Hague Convention VII, and the relevance of that Convention to the British requisition exercise undertaken in 1982.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of the History of International Law
Creators: Chadwick, E.
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff
Date: 2010
Volume: 12
Number: 1
ISSN: 1388-199X
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:46
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:22
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2543

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