Toward the stern, relative to some object ('abaft the fore hatch').



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FAHRENHEIT'S HYDROMETER

A type of hydrometer which carries a pan at its upper end in which weights are placed; the relative density of a liquid is measured by determining the weights necessary to sink the instrument to a fixed mark, first in water and then in the liquid being studied.

ELECTROSTATIC ENERGY

The potential energy which a collection of electric charges possesses by virtue of their positions relative to each other.

RELATIVE

Having relationship. In navigation the term has several specific applications: a. related to a moving point; apparent, as relative wind, relative movement; b. related to or measured from the heading, as relative bearing; c. related or proportional to a variable, as relative humidity.

SHEER STRAKE

The course of shell plating at strength deck level

FALSE RELATIVE MOTION

False indications of the movement of a target relative to own ship on a radar display that is unstabilized in azimuth due to continuous reorientation of the display as own ship's heading changes.

COMPASS BEARING

Bearing relative to compass north.

GAS-OIL-RATIO (GOR)

The gas volume flow rate, relative to the oil volume flow rate, both converted to volumes at standard pressure and temperature.

FINE

A narrow (fine) in appearance from the vantage point of a lookout or other person viewing activity in the vicinity of a ship, e.g., another ship off the starboard bow with her bow or stern facing the viewer's ship could be described as 'fine on the starboard bow' of the viewer's ship.

ASSEMBLED BEARING RUNOUT

A displacement of surface of bearing relative to fixed point when one raceway is rotated with respect to other raceway.

PINKIE

Sometimes applied to a sharp sterned skiff, but more properly to a stern projection of the gunwales to a sharp point above a narrow transom, originally to carry a coat of arms or other decoration.

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