Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/478

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MULTILATERAL-NAVAL ARMAMENT-MARCH 25, 1936 Part IV GENERAL AND SAFEGUARDING CLAUSES Article 22 No High Contracting Party shall, by gift, sale or any mode of transfer, dispose of any of His surface vessels of war or submarines in such a manner that such vessel may become a surface vessel of war or a submarine in any foreign navy. This provision shall not apply to auxiliary vessels. 1385 Part IV. General and safe- guarding clauses. Restriction on dis- posal of vessels of war, etc. Auxiliary vessels. Article 23 (1) Nothing in the present Treaty shall prejudice the right of any High Contracting Party, in the event of loss or accidental destruction of a vessel, before the vessel in question has become over-age, to replace such vessel by a vessel of the same category or sub-category as soon as the particulars of the new vessel mentioned in Article 12 (b) shall have reached all the other High Contracting Parties. (2) The provisions of the preceding paragraph shall also govern the immediate replacement, in such circumstances, of a light surface vessel of sub-category (b) exceeding 8,000 tons (8,128 metric tons) standard displacement, or of a light surface vessel of sub-category (a), before the vessel in question has become over-age, by a light surface vessel of the same sub-category of any standard displacement up to 10,000 tons (10,160 metric tons). Article 24 (1) If any High Contracting Party should become engaged in war, such High Contracting Party may, if He considers the naval require- ments of His defence are materially affected, suspend, in so far as He is concerned, any or all of the obligations of the present Treaty, provided that He shall promptly notify the other High Contracting Parties that the circumstances require such suspension, and shall specify the obligations it is considered necessary to suspend. (2) The other High Contracting Parties shall in such case promptly consult together, and shall examine the situation thus presented with a view to agreeing as to the obligations of the present Treaty, if any, which each of the said High Contracting Parties may suspend. Should such consultation not produce agreement, any of the said High Contracting Parties may suspend, in so far as He is concerned, any or all of the obligations of the present Treaty, provided that He shall promptly give notice to the other High Contracting Parties of the obligations which it is considered necessary to suspend. Replacements. Ante, p. 1377. Certain obligations waived in time of war. Notice thereof to other Powers. Examination of situ- ation. Suspension of obli- gations in case of dis- agreement. Notice. 125151°-37-PTr --- 30