Belay all that—down with the helm, now don't you see she has sternway yet?
The brig may get a lot of sternway on her should this squall not strike her fairly.
This gives her sternway, and the after sails and helm keep her to the wind.
The helm, being put down to bring her up, will now pay her off, as she has sternway on.
The mass of iron fell half in-board upon the now stayed boat, and gave her sternway, with a splintered plank.
Therefore, when sternway is on a vessel, put the helm in the same direction in which the head is to be turned.
In order to enable the vessel to turn speedily, she is fitted with the sternway rudder of Messrs. Thomson & Biles.
The chief asks for the engines to be stopped; sternway is putting purchase on the binding pressure of the rudder.