The Mangrove Prize Money,
188 U.S. 720 (1993)

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The Mangrove Prize Money, 188 U.S. 720 (1903)

The Mangrove Prize Money

Nos. 24, 34

Argued January 7-9, 1903

Decided February 23, 1993

188 U.S. 720


Vessels more than five miles apart held not to be within signal distance so as to be entitled to share in prize under the circumstances of this case. Vessels not within signal distance are not "vessels making the capture" within Rev.Stat. § 4630, although they may have contributed remotely to this result. They cannot be taken into account in estimating the relative force of capture and prize. In estimating the relative strength of the captured and capturing vessels, the means possessed by the captured vessel, and not the use made of them, must be considered.

The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

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