To intentionally run a craft ashore

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A relatively short period when a sailor is allowed ashore for recreation. (leave)


A compass taken ashore so as to be unaffected by deviation. If reciprocal bearings of the landing compass and the magnetic compass on board are observed, the deviation of the latter can be determined.


An instrument which measures altitudes of celestial bodies, used for determining an accurate astronomical position, usually while ashore in survey work. Originally, the astrolabe consisted of a disk with an arm pivoted at the center, the whole instrument being hung by a ring at the top to establish the vertical.


1.On the beach, shore, or land (as opposed to aboard or on board). 2. Towards the shore. 3. 'To run ashore': To collide with the shore (as opposed to 'to run aground,' which is to strike a submerged feature such as a reef or sandbar)


A surveying sextant similar to those used for celestial navigation but smaller and lighter, constructed so that the maximum angle that can be read on it is slightly greater than that on the navigating sextant. Usually the angles can be read only to the nearest minute by means of a vernier. It is fitted with a telescope with a large object glass and field of view. Although the ordinary navigating sextant may be used in place of the hydrographic sextant, it is not entirely satisfactory for use in observing objects ashore which are difficult to see. Hydrographic sextants are either not provided with shade glasses or they are removed before use.


1) To put a person ashore without hope of returning. 2) An explosive star shell distress signal.


Vapor control system, a system which captures vapors from tanks being loaded and then pipes these vapors ashore for processing before they are released into the atmosphere.


A portion of a beach especially prepared with a hard surface extending into the water, employed for the purpose of loading or unloading directly into landing ships or landing craft


The change in the deviation of a magnetic compass when a craft heels, due to the change i


The magnetism acquired by soft iron while it is in a magnetic field. Soft iron will lose its induced magnetism when it is removed from a magnetic field. The strength and polarity of the induced magnetism will alter immediately as its magnetic latitude, or its orientation in a magnetic field, is changed. The induced mag- netism has an immediate effect upon the magnetic compass as the magnetic latitude or heading of a craft changes.

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