Warships <Definition of warships>

For the purpose of this Convention, ‘warship’ means a ship belonging to the armed forces of a State bearing the external marks distinguishing such ships of its nationality, under the command of an officer duly commissioned by the government of the State and whose name appears in the appropriate service list or its equivalent, and manned by a crew which is under regular armed forces discipline.

Source: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), 1982. Legislation

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