Astern sentence example

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  • Bonham Carter went full speed ahead with the starboard engine and full speed astern with the port to turn her round.
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  • The Essex boat did snag a mine which blew up in the net, astern of them.
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  • It lifted for a moment, and the captain, seeing he was heading for the western pier, went full speed astern, then ahead with the starboard engine, and with a barge in front of him drove into the canal.
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  • New Orleans, next astern in the US line, was hit by a torpedo which severed her bow.
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  • The "Intrepid" astern had come under heavy shrapnel fire from the guns as she approached the mole, but after rounding it escaped their attention.
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  • There was a gap between the "Intrepid" and the eastern bank; he steered into it, collided with the "Intrepid," rang the gong to signify the imminent blowing of the charges, went astern and then ahead.
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