astern of the convoy

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  • She developed engine trouble during the voyage and fell astern of the convoy.
  • The boat then fell astern of the convoy to re-load her tubes with the last of her torpedoes.
  • Disabled ships were also being attacked astern of the convoy.
  • A second signal was received stating that the U-boat was three miles astern of the convoy and that it had submerged.
  • A short time later Tay dropped depth charges on a good ASDIC contact astern of the convoy.
  • By this time the Commander estimated that the destroyer was about thirty miles astern of the convoy, which meant that they had to speed up in order to reach the ships.
  • Empire Oil was later sunk astern of the convoy by U-584.
  • The magnitude of the explosion temporarily stopped the engine of the rescue tug six miles astern of the convoy and caused several ships to believe they had been torpedoed.
  • The little tugs were ordered to keep their running lights on in their assigned rescue positions astern of the convoy to minimize chances they might be mistaken for U-boats.
  • Ottawa continued to patrol astern of the convoy after St. Croix and Celandine resumed their normal patrol stations.
  • The explosion stopped the engine of the tug Uncas rescuing survivors six miles astern of the convoy.
  • The breeze was favourable and fresh, and we were clear of the Sound, but a long way astern of the convoy, and none of the headmost men-of-war to be seen. Cited from Peter Simple and The Three Cutters, Vol. 1, by Captain Frederick Marryat
  • The breeze was favourable and fresh; but we were clear of the Sound, but a long way astern of the convoy, and none of the headmost men-of-war to be seen. Cited from Peter Simple, by Frederick Marryat
  • Another emergency turn by the convoy brought two hours of suspenseful quiet while Orillia aided Tahchee and searched for survivors astern of the convoy.
  • North Britain was straggling astern of the convoy, and sank within two minutes of being torpedoed by U-707 at 2237.
  • As Empire Wagtail disintegrated in an explosion that claimed all of her crew, Fidelity reported a main engine failure; Shediac was sent to assist her two miles astern of the convoy.
  • Down through the centre of the wedge is a line of armed trawlers, while armed vessels steam outside the V. Somewhat astern of the convoy is another destroyer, which tows another captive balloon. Cited from Our Navy in the War, by Lawrence Perry
  • U-558 found and sank the Eidanger, drifting and abandoned astern of the convoy, with gunfire and a torpedo.
  • Henry R. Mallory was capable of 14 knots but had been straggling well astern of the convoy for several days and was not zig-zagging in that exposed position.
  • During the mid watch on Christmas day, however, Barnegat and her tows dropped so far astern of the convoy that Venetia, with SC-67 still riding at the end of the towline astern, began searching for them.
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