United States v Steinmetz, District Court Judgment, 763 F.Supp. 1293 (D.N.J. 1991), ILDC 932 (US 1991), 13th May 1991, United States; New Jersey; District Court for the District of New Jersey [DNJ]
Whether the United States was the successor to the rights and property of the Confederate States of America (‘CSA’) and as such had property rights over a ship previously belonging to the CSA.
Whether international law regarding warships sunk during conflict entitled the US to property rights over the CSS Alabama.