Interned: A term applied to a war vessel which takes refuge in a neutral harbour and is unable to leave after 24 hours' notice. A vessel is accordingly "interned" (see Neutrality) until the end of the war, and the neutral authorities must see it is dismantled. Prisoners of war are also said to be interned when they take refuge in a neutral country.
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- Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.142.
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