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Convoy, the name applied sometimes to ships of war which are employed in war time to escort merchant ships from port to port, and sometimes to the merchant vessels so escorted. While the duty of the warships is to protect their charge, the duty of the latter is to use their best endeavour not to part from the escort. If it can be proved that such parting is owing to wilfulness or neglect, no claim for insurance on account of damage which may have happened in consequence will hold good.