Definition of Astern. Meaning of Astern. Synonyms of Astern

Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word Astern. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word Astern and, of course, Astern synonyms and on the right images related to the word Astern.

Definition of Astern

Astern
Astern A*stern", adv. [Pref. a- + stern.] (Naut.) 1. In or at the hinder part of a ship; toward the hinder part, or stern; backward; as, to go astern. 2. Behind a ship; in the rear. ``A gale of wind right astern.' --De Foe. ``Left this strait astern.' --Drake. To bake astern, to go stern foremost. To be astern of the reckoning, to be behind the position given by the reckoning. To drop astern, to fall or be left behind. To go astern, to go backward, as from the action of currents or winds.

Meaning of Astern from wikipedia

- orientation in a marine environment or location on a vessel, such as fore, aft, astern, aboard, or topside. Abaft (preposition): at or toward the stern of a ship...
- thrust in a retrograde direction. Astern propulsion does not necessarily imply the ship is moving astern (in reverse); astern propulsion is used to slow a...
- of the propeller, directing the thrust forwards and thus creating motion astern. In addition to the "jaws" of the cone being controlled the direction of...
- Standby Stop Finished With Main Engines Dead Slow Astern Slow Astern Half Astern Full Astern Emergency Astern ( 1940-) Any orders could also be accompanied...
- In naval warfare, the line of battle is a tactic in which a naval fleet of ships forms a line end to end. Its first use is disputed, variously claimed...
- separate engine-room and drove two shafts. The high-pressure ahead and astern turbines were coupled to the wing shafts and the low-pressure turbines to...
- commands: Slow ahead/astern, the number of revolutions is standardized for the individual ship and is unstated Half ahead/astern, accompanied by an order...
- stop" was performed in which the engines were reversed full ahead to full astern, bringing her to a stop in 850 yd (777 m) or 3 minutes and 15 seconds. The...
- aircraft. Aircraft launch forward, into the wind, and are recovered from astern. The flight deck is where the most notable differences between a carrier...
- designed to run ahead in open water and thin ice, but turn around and proceed astern (backwards) in heavy ice conditions. In this way, the ship can operate independently...
Loading...