If any Officer, mariner, soldier, or other person of the Fleet, shall give, hold, or entertain intelligence to or with any enemy or rebel, without leave from the King's Majesty, or the Lord High Admiral, or the Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral, Commander in Chief, or his commanding officer, every such person so offending, and being thereof convicted by the sentence of a court martial, shall be punished with death.
The Articles of War of the Royal Navy, 1757.
On some issues they should still apply.
posted on 02/02/2013 5:06:48 AM PST
("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
Alternatively, there’s “keelhauling”...the guy this way at least has a chance ( assuming that the ship’s engines are stopped)
posted on 02/02/2013 5:17:54 AM PST
("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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