line astern

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  • The men took the line astern, and the great ship paid off from the wind. Cited from A Sea Queen's Sailing, by Charles Whistler
  • The Squadron was ordered into line-astern formation and made an attack.
  • The wooden gunboats formed a second line astern, and to the right of the main division. Cited from The Gulf and Inland Waters, by A. T. Mahan
  • Together with the sixth-placed #7, they performed a formation finish, crossing the line with all three cars line-astern.
  • Official orders/doctrine dictated that pilots should fly line-astern and attack singly.
  • Crossing the coast I passed a section of Hurricanes and as I drew nearer I saw another section in line astern preparing to attack.
  • While we sailed along we trailed a line astern of us with some tempting-looking flies on it in the hope that we might get a trout for dinner. Cited from Young Knights of the Empire,by Robert Baden-Powell
  • Hood took the Squadron in line-astern formation and attacked the Do 17 bombers head-on.
  • From a line astern, the fighters peeled off to rake the bombers with machine gun fire.
  • The third station then tracked four objects at altitude and 4000 yards line astern from each other, which was confirmed by Balscalloch.
  • She was the third ship in the part of the British line of battle which broke the enemy's line astern of the French flagship Ville de Paris.
  • This is of particular importance in Head of the River (time trial) races where the crews race line astern and so performance of other crews cannot be easily gauged.
  • Just as the "Pathfinder" left the line astern there came from the Preston craft a sound like the report of a pistol. Cited from The High School Boys' Canoe Club, by H. Irving Hancock
  • Challenger was leading the troop ship in line ahead; Starwort was stationed in line astern because her ASDIC was out of order.
  • When the campaign was over Fighter Command experimented with, and adopted, the pair and four arrangement, though these might fly in echelon or in line astern, to aid identification.
  • Groups of fliers (drawn from the various nations Army or Navy) would fly in columns, or line astern, as if they were troops of cavalry or flotillas of ships.
  • Usually the Ju 87s attacked in line astern, but Bode chose to attack in groups of three to split the AAA fire.
  • The British line was to windward, and Lord Howe wished that each ship should cut through the enemy's line astern of her proper opponent, and engage her to leeward. Cited from True Blue, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The dory was still tugging at the line astern. Cited from Moran of the Lady Letty, by Frank Norris
  • But it was discovered that it was a device that was triggered by one of the rear gunners to destroy a fighter pursuing the bomber from line astern.
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