directly astern

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  • This time she was seen directly astern of us, and nearly two miles distant! Cited from Miles Wallingford: Sequel to Afloat and Ashore, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • More to the south, these rocks were seen without the ship, while directly astern they were not half a mile distant. Cited from Homeward Bound, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • They were now directly astern, leaving between them a distance of twelve or fifteen cable lengths. Cited from The Master of the World, Jules Verne
  • But they were not directly astern of the great vessel. Cited from The Great War Syndicate, by Frank Stockton
  • Putting her helm over hard-a-port, the ship prepared to face a third tormentor which came in from directly astern.
  • The little craft swerved at last and took the waves directly astern as she ran shoreward. Cited from Navy Boys Behind the Big Guns, by Halsey Davidson
  • With her large sails filled by a stiff breeze almost directly astern, the boat went through the water like "a thing of life." Cited from The Island Queen, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • The channel, also, was plainly visible directly astern of the ship, the sea merely rising and falling in it without combing. Cited from Homeward Bound, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Now he rowed with the wind, keeping it as directly astern as possible; nor did he pause in his efforts until compelled by exhaustion. Cited from Under the Great Bear, by Kirk Munroe
  • He was directly astern of the steamboat by this time, and this placed him in a much more favorable position than he had been while dragging along at the side. Cited from TCB On The Mississippi, by Edgar Darlington
  • For some time longer the "Arrow" stood on her course, while the stranger, keeping directly astern, did not alter hers. Cited from The Two Supercargoes, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The wind was directly astern, driving our sloop at a terrific speed, and was threatening every moment to capsize us. Cited from The Smoky God, by Willis George Emerson
  • Attempting to keep the submarine directly astern, the tanker steered a northerly course and brought her after gun to bear on the enemy.
  • The Iowa was three and two-tenths miles directly astern of the Vizcaya. Cited from The Story of the Philippines, by Murat Halstead
  • Crab K, whose roof had the additional protection of spring armour, now moved round so as to be directly astern of the Adamant. Cited from The Great War Syndicate, by Frank Stockton
  • The Cunningham-Rawnsley team used the AI specifically to position themselves directly astern and underneath the enemy.
  • The Texas was two and seven-tenths miles from the Vizcaya and directly astern of the Oregon. Cited from The Story of the Philippines, by Murat Halstead
  • On the 20th, at daylight in the morning, only three of them could be seen from the masthead, the nearest of which was about twelve miles off, directly astern. Cited from Thrilling Stories Of The Ocean, by Marmaduke Park
  • Frustrated in his first attempt, the enemy pilot then brought the plane around a second time, circling to the right to commence an attack from directly astern, strafing as he came.
  • The intention was that, by being mounted off centre, one gun in each turret would be able to fire directly ahead or directly astern, thus allowing for at least two guns to be able to point on any bearing.
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