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Article defines the aspects of evolution in the international legal and historic legal literature the system of the scientific publications for naval activities that reflected the coherent legal provisions. Author summarized the executing the coherent researches first of all in urgent duty of this topic in conditions of the permanent development of the naval forces and relevant evolution of their organizational and normative provision. Author proved that issues of the regulation the naval activities became the inalienable part of all the doctrinal works related to the international maritime law, were reflected in the compilations of maritime customs, interstate treaties and national legislation, also as the court decisions.
Those scientific works were issued in Europe from the times of the first typographies and were urgently demanded by states, their naval bodies and courts also as by the commerce sector, involved to the trade shipping or privateering. These authors were the persons with both university and practice activities in naval area such as barristers, prosecutors, judges, admiralty employees etc. During ХVІІІ-ХІХ the majority of monographs with the sufficient influence to the naval activities were published by the French and English authors. All those works are neither used not translated by the Ukrainian legal theory and practice in area of regulating the naval issues. So Ukrainian scientists reflect in their works the Russian and Soviet author only; and those authors used only some French and German essays translated till the first half of the XX century.