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The Caine Mutiny - Chapter 33, "The Court-Martial—First Day" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 33, "The Court-Martial—First Day" Summary

Naval Courts and Boards lists details of all charges and specifications. No specific charge fits Lieutenant Maryk's actions. His invoking of Article 184 and relief of the captain does not fit the definition of mutiny. Maryk is charged with committing "Conduct to the Prejudice of Good Order and Discipline". Captain Breakstone carefully prepares the specification (indictment):

In that Lieutenant Stephen Maryk, USNR, on or about December 18, 1944, aboard the U.S.S. Caine, willfully, without proper authority, and without justifiable cause, did relieve from duty as commanding officer Lieutenant Commander Philip Francis Queeg, USN, the duly assigned commanding officer of said ship, who was then and there in lawful exercise of his command, the United States then being in a state of war.

Lieutenant Commander Challee, the Judge Advocate (prosecutor) expects to prove...

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