High Court of Admiralty: Prize Court: Records of the Russian (Crimean) War

HCA 33
High Court of Admiralty: Prize Court: Records of the Russian (Crimean) War

This series mainly comprises records relating to prize cases in the High Court of Admiralty arising from the Crimean War with Russia from 1854 to 1856. The records consist of a wide variety of documents, such as affidavits, depositions, decrees of appraisement and sale, court minutes, abstracts of ships' papers, etc. Occasionally, exhibits, such as ships' logs, have also been preserved.

The records include prize papers, prize appeal papers, returns of Russian vessels captured and condemned, royal warrants, etc. The miscellanea and miscellaneous administrative papers at the end of the series contains papers relating to a report prepared for the Treasury by the Registrar of the High Court of Admiralty during the Crimean War on the subject of droits of the Crown and of Admiralty during time of war.


The records are catalogued within sub-series.

Related Material:
For related papers of HM Procurator General among the records of the Treasury Solicitor, see particularly:
Some related records are in HCA 40
TS 10
TS 15
TS 45
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
High Court of Admiralty, Prize Court, 1660-1875
Physical description:
106 bundles and volumes
Publication note:
See Prize Droits by H C Rothery, revised and annotated by E S Roscoe (HMSO, 1915).

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