Rocks and Shoals
Rocks and Shoals was the informal name of those Articles for the Government of the United States Navy.
Justice under the Articles was swift and tended to be harsh.
It was replaced by the Uniform Code of Military Justice in 1951.
In popular culture
Rocks and Shoals plays a major part in the first quarter of the Tom Clancy novel Clear and Present Danger, when the captain of a U.S. Coast Guard cutter decides to try a pair of pirates under its rules for rape and murder.
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