Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A ship’s company. See 3 Sumn. (U. S.) 209, Fed. Cas. No. 16,740.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The aggregate of seamen who man a ship or vessel, including the master and officers; or it may mean the ship's company, exclusive of the master or exclusive of the master and all other officers. See U. S. v. Winn, 3 Sumh. 209, 28 Fed. Cas. 733; Millaudon v. Martin, 6 Rob. (La.) 540; U. S. v. Huff (C. C.) 13 Fed. 630.
    —Crew list. In maritime law. A list of the crew of a vessel; one of a ship's papers. This instrument is required by act of congress, and sometimes by treaties. Rev. St. U. S §§ 4374, 4.375 (In S. Comp. St 1901, p 2986). It is necessary for the protection of the crews of every vessel, m the course of the voyage, during a war abroad. Jac. Sea Laws, 66, 69, note.