close astern

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  • Just then I saw something dark moving under the water close astern of the vessel. Cited from Salt Water, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • We kept close astern of her, and in this position followed the cruiser several miles. Cited from Sketches From My Life, by Hobart Pasha
  • One plane dropped a torpedo just after dark which passed close astern.
  • The gun was fired, and immediately followed up by the flash and report of another gun close astern of them. Cited from The Phantom Ship, by Frederick Marryat
  • It struck the water fair and true close astern of the chase, but without doing any damage, so far as we could see. Cited from A Middy in Command, by Harry Collingwood
  • But by the flashes of the guns, we saw her sails close astern of her consort. Cited from The Golden Grasshopper, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The huge seas followed close astern, roaring and hissing after us. Cited from On the Banks of the Amazon, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • She cleared the dock lashed to then cut loose and both ships maneuvered clear of bombs which fell close astern.
  • Already scarcely half a cable's length existed between her and the inner line of breakers, a foaming sea had burst close astern. Cited from The Three Lieutenants, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Philip looked with astonishment over the quarter, and perceived the admiral's ship close astern to him, and evidently on shore as well as his own. Cited from The Phantom Ship, by Frederick Marryat
  • The two cutters and pinnace followed close astern, to prevent the risk of separating. Cited from Will Weatherhelm, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Presently the loud sound of a piece of ordnance boomed through the night air, and the shot splashed into the water close astern of us. Cited from The Wanderers, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Philip looked with astonishment over the quarter and perceived the Admiral's ship close astern to him, and evidently on shore as well as his own. Cited from The Phantom Ship, by Captain Frederick Marryat
  • The following evening, she barely evaded a bomb which exploded close astern.
  • A great battleship, forging silent and unlighted through the dark night, loomed close astern. Cited from Gods of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • At mid-morning two bombs fell close astern, damaging one of her propeller shafts and flooding an aft hold.
  • Jack changed the course of the ship slightly, and after the vessel had gone half a mile he made out the form of a submarine lying close astern of the Ventura. Cited from The Boy Allies with the Victorious Fleets, by Robert L. Drake
  • Sometimes, indeed, they sounded so exactly like the cries of natives, that we felt sure we were pursued, and expected every moment to discover our enemies close astern of us. Cited from On the Banks of the Amazon, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • He was just in time, for as the boat grated against the prahu there was a sharp ringing report, and the water was thrown up close astern. Cited from Middy and Ensign, by G. Manville Fenn
  • Kallolo did as he was directed, and led the way; Uncle Paul followed; I went close astern of him; and the Indians came next. Cited from The Wanderers, by W.H.G. Kingston
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