By THE KING.

A PROCLAMATION

PROHIBITING BRITISH VESSELS FROM CARRYING CONTRABAND FROM ONE FOREIGN
PORT TO ANY OTHER FOREIGN PORT.

GEORGE R.I.

WHEREAS a state of War exists between Us on the one hand and the German Empire on the other:

AND WHEREAS We have by Proclamation warned all persons resident, carrying on business, or being, in Our Dominions, that it is contrary to law for them to have any commercial intercourse with any person resident, carrying on business, or being in the said Empire, or to trade in or carry any goods, wares, or merchandise destined for or coming from the said Empire, or for or from any person resident, carrying on business, or being therein:

Now WE do hereby further warn, all Our subjects that conformably with that prohibition it is forbidden to carry in British Vessels from any Foreign Port to any other Foreign Port any article comprised in the list of contraband of war issued by Us unless the ship-owner shall have first satisfied himself that the articles are not intended ultimately for use in the enemy country. Any British Vessel acting in contravention of this Proclamation will be liable to capture by Our Naval Forces and to be taken before Our Prize Courts for adjudication, and any of Our subjects acting in contravention of this Proclamation will be liable to such penalties as the law prescribes.

Given at Our Court at Buckingham Palace, this Fifth day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fourteen, and in the Fifth year of Our Reign.

GOD SAVE THE KING.

Source: The Gazette (London Gazette), issue 28862, dated 5th August 1914.
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