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Ship Registration Act 3 & 4 GULIELMI IV REGIS CAP. L.V.

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3°& 4° GULIELMI IV. Cap.55.
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Commander in Chief of any Place where any Ship or Vessel may be registered under the Authority of this Act, so far as such Act, Matter, or Thing can be applicable to the registering of any Ship or Vessel at such Place.
IV. And be it further enacted, That in case any Ship or Vessel not being duly registered, and not having obtained such Certificate of Registry as aforesaid, shall exercise any of the Privileges of a British Ship, the same shall be subject to Forfeiture, and also all the Guns, Furniture, Ammunition, Tackle, and Apparel to the same Ship or Vessel belonging, and shall and may be seized by any Officer or Officers of His Majesty's Customs : Provided always, that nothing in this Act shall extend or be construed to extend to affect the Privileges of any Ship or Vessel which shall prior to the Commencement of this Act have been registered by virtue of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for the registering of British Vessels.
V. And be it further enacted, That no Ship or Vessel shall be registered, or having been registered shall be deemed to be duly registered, by virtue of this Act, except such as are wholly of the Built of the said United Kingdom, or of the Isle of Man, or of the Islands of Guernsey or Jersey, or of some of the Colonies, Plantations, Islands, or Territories in Asia, Africa, or America, or of Malta, Gibraltar, or Heligoland, which belong to His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, at the Time of the building of such Ships or Vessels, or such Ships or Vessels as shall have been condemned in any Court of Admiralty as Prize of War, or such Ships or Vessels as shall have been condemned in any competent Court as forfeited for the Breach of the Laws made for the Prevention of the Slave Trade, and which shall wholly belong and continue wholly to belong to His Majesty's Subjects duly entitled to be Owners of Ships or Vessels registered by virtue of this Act.
Ships exer-
cising Privi-
leges before
Registry to
be forfeited :

but not to
affect Vessels
under pre-
vious Act.

What Ships are entitled to be registered.
nean Pass
may be issued
at Malta or
for certain
Ships only.

VI. And be it further enacted, That no Mediterranean Pass shall be issued for the Use of any Ship, as being a Ship belonging to Malta or Gibraltar, except such as be duly registered at those Places respectively, or such as, not; being entitled to be so registered, shall have wholly belonged, before the Tenth Day of October One thour sand eight hundred and twenty-seven, and shall have continued wholly to belong, to Persons actually residing at those Places respectively, as Inhabitants thereof, and entitled to be Owners of British Ships there registered, or who, not being so entitled, shall have so resided upwards of Fifteen Years prior to the said Tenth Day of October One thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven.
Foreign Repairs not to exceed 20s. per Ton,
VII. And be it further enacted, That no Ship or Vessel shall continue to enjoy the Privileges of a British Ship after the same shall have been repaired in a Foreign Country, if such Repairs shall exceed the Sum of Twenty Shillings for every Ton of the Burthen of the said Ship or Vessel, unless such Repairs shall have been necessary by reason of extraordinary Damage sustained by such Ship or Vessel during her Absence from His Majesty's Dominions, to enable her to