It is a statutory offence1 for any person within Her Majesty's dominions and without Her Majesty's licence2:
(1) to build3 or agree to build or cause to be built any ship with intent or knowledge or having reasonable cause to believe that it is to be, or will be, employed in the military or naval service4 of any foreign state5 at war6 with any friendly state7; or
(2) to issue any commission for, or equip8 or dispatch or cause or allow to be dispatched, any ship with the like intent or knowledge9; or
(3) by adding to the number
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