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Wear ship   /wɛr ʃɪp/   Listen
Wear ship

Turn away from the wind.

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"Wear ship" Quotes from Famous Books

... water gained to eight feet. As the danger increased, so did the vigour of the men. All was order, energy, and steady obedience throughout. The captain perceiving that it would be impossible to keep the vessel much longer afloat, gave orders to wear ship, and run her on the enemy's shore; nor could even this be done without much difficulty and danger, as it was necessary to let go their last anchor. Most of the guns were now thrown overboard, and everything done to lighten the ship; and about half-past ...
— Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849 • William O. S. Gilly

Words linked to "Wear ship" :   sail, navigation, pilotage, piloting

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