Talk:Prize rules

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What about the Allies[edit]

Did the Allies adhere to the prize rules? I think not. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:12, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Which treaties govern these rules, and which states are parties to them ?

Proposed page move to prize rules[edit]

The common name for the "Rules of Prize Warfare" seems to be "prize rules" with "cruiser rules" the second most popular. The current name is not very common.

A Google Book search returns:

  • Books 173 on "prize rules" warfare.
  • Books 71 on "cruiser rules" warfare.
  • Books 5 on "Rules of Prize Warfare".
  • Scholar about 51 for "prize rules" warfare.
  • Scholar about 16 for "cruiser rules" warfare.
  • Scholar 1 for "Rules of Prize Warfare".
  • Web 709 English pages for "prize rules" warfare -wikipedia.
  • Web 303 English pages for "cruiser rules" warfare -wikipedia.
  • Web 9 English pages for "Rules of Prize Warfare" -wikipedia.

--Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 22:14, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

What constitutes "a threat to the attacker"?[edit]

Technically, wouldn't the vast majority of merchant ships in World War I & II have presented a threat to a submarine due to their vastly larger size? Ramming was one of the main ways to attack a submarine, after all. (talk) 19:59, 24 October 2010 (UTC)


This needs to be merged into Prize law, which is a thorough and accurate discussion of the subject. This article duplicates some of what is already there -- and where it departs it is neither thorough nor accurate.FrederickFolger(talk) 15:26, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

There being no objection in the last month, I will proceed with the merger. FrederickFolger(talk) 14:43, 23 February 2016 (UTC)