3°& 4° GULIELMI IV. Cap.55.
perform the Voyage in which she shall have been engaged, and to return to some Port or Place in the said Dominions ; and whenever any Ship or Vessel which has been so repaired in a Foreign Country shall arrive at any Port in His Majesty's Dominions as a British-registered Ship or Vessel, the Master or other Person having the Command or Charge of the same shall, upon the first Entry thereof, report to the Collector and Controller of His Majesty's Customs at such Port that such Ship or Vessel has been so repaired, under Penalty of Twenty Shillings for every Ton of the Burthen of such Ship or Vessel, according to the Admeasurement thereof; and if it shall be proved to the Satisfaction of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs that such Ship or Vessel was seaworthy at the Time when she last departed from any Port or Place in His Majesty's Dominions, and that no greater Quantity of such Repairs have been done to the said Vessel than was necessary as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners, upon a full Consideration of all the Circumstances, to direct the Collector and Controller of the Port where such Ship or Vessel shall have arrived, or where she shall then be, to certify on the Certificate of the Registry of such Ship or Vessel that it has been proved to the Satisfaction of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs that the Privileges of the said Ship or Vessel have not been forfeited, notwithstanding the Repairs which have been clone to the same in a Foreign Country,
VIII. And be it further enacted, That if any Ship or Vessel registered under the Authority of this or any other Act shall be deemed or declared to be stranded or unseaworthy, and incapable of being recovered, or repaired to the Advantage of the Owners thereof, and shall for such Reasons be sold by Order or Decree of any competent Court for the Benefit of the Owners of such Ship or Vessel or other Persons interested therein, the same shall be taken and deemed to be a Ship or Vessel lost or broken up to all Intents and Purposes within the Meaning of this Act, and shall never again be entitled to the Privileges of a British-built Ship for any Purposes of Trade or Navigation.
IX. And be it further enacted, That no British Ship or Vessel which has been or shall hereafter be captured by and become Prize to an Enemy or sold to Foreigners shall again be entitled to the Privileges of a British Ship: Provided always, that nothing contained in this Act shall extend to prevent the registering of any Ship or Vessel whatever which shall afterwards be condemned in any Court of Admiralty as Prize of War, or in any competent Court, for Breach of Laws made for the Prevention of the Slave Trade.
X. And be it further enacted, That no such Registry shall hereafter be made, or Certificate thereof granted, by any Person or Persons herein-before authorized to make such Registry and grant such Certificate, in any other Port or Place than the Port or Place to which such Ship or Vessel shall properly belong, except so far as relates to such Ships or Vessels as shall be condemned as Prizes in any of the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, or Man, which Ships or Vessels shall be registered in manner herein-after directed ; but that all and every Registry