Examples from the Web for astern
As he spoke the light disappeared, and a fresh one appeared from astern.The Black Bar|George Manville Fenn
Astern the Neptune was wallowing slowly in our wake, under reduced canvas.The Quest of the 'Golden Hope'|Percy F. Westerman
An anchor was let fall astern, and the whole ship's company hauled in on the hawser, swinging the ship slowly around.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
It's the first foul wind I ever knew to blow from astern; but look, did ever whale yaw so before?Moby Dick; or The Whale|Herman Melville
The Lion, Tiger and the other vessels bore down on them rapidly from astern.The Boy Allies with the Victorious Fleets|Robert L. Drake