E2: Detention of Enemy Ships



The Statute Law Revision Programme considers the instruments in this category to be suitable for revocation.


This category consists of orders for the naval forces of the then-United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to detain enemy ships. The instruments were made pursuant to prerogative authority.


The Statute Law Revision Programme consulted with the Department of Defence on the instruments in this category. The Department agreed that the instruments were suitable for revocation.


Please note that spellings are recorded as they appear in the original print versions of the London Gazette and have not been standardised or modernised. The wording of the subject matter of instruments is not final and is subject to change.


Reference No.

Date and Citation

Subject Matter

Digital Version


November 16, 1827 [L.G., Issue No. 18416, p. 2385]

Order authorising His Majesty’s naval forces in the Mediterranean to seize every armed vessel which they meet with at sea under a Greek flag

London Gazette, Issue No. 18416


April 3, 1840 [L.G., Issue No. 19868, p. 1492]

Order directing all commanders of Her Majesty's ships of war to detain and bring into port vessels belonging to the Emperor of China or his subjects

London Gazette Issue No. 19868