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Meaning of Convoy

A number of ships at sea in time of war, to protect and escort merchant ships belonging to the same country. while each ship may be under the command of an individual master or officer , the whole convoy will be under the command of an officer of the government whose orders are to be obeyed by the masters.

Convoy Alternative Definition

A naval force, under the command of an officer appointed by government, for the protection of merchant ships and others, during the whole voyage, or such part of it as is known to require such protection. Marsh. Ins. bk. 1, c. 9, § 5; Park, Ins. 388. Warranties are sometimes inserted in policies of insurance that the ship shall sail with convoy. To comply with this warranty, five things are essential: First, the ship must sail with the regular convoy appointed by the government; secondly, she must sail from the place of rendezvous appointed by the government; thirdly, the convoy must be for the voyage; fourthly, the ship insured must have sailing instructions; fifthly, she must depart and continue with the convoy till the end of the voyage, unless separated from it by necessity. Marsh. Ins. bk. 1, c. 9. § 5.

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