MEANING OF A NAVAL COMMAND

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  1. Could someone please give the meaning of the naval command "STAND FROM UNDER"
     
  2. "I am just about to drop something from a great height, and, at this precise moment, your head is in the f*****g way".

    2BM
     
  3. Sounds fair enough.
     
  4. Of course you might, instead, wish to give the order:

    STAND TO UNDER

    :biggrin:
     
  5. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    Under below!
     
  6. Avast behind....

    (Fern Britten, Vanessa Feltz etc)
     
  7. Usually shouted by Jackdusties (of old) before slings and hooks came in .... :p

    Aren't all these commands listed in the Seamanship Manuals - or aren't they issued these days?
     
  8. Of course not; that would cost money! :dwarf:
     
  9. I thought they were issued these days in ebook format:

     
  10. Moderator Mode


    3-4-5

    I feel this subject may deserve a wider audience in History or Quarterdeck unless you or anyone else has strong views about this matter I will move the thread.

    Nutty
     
  11. Or the Jack Dusty's version "Under below - too feckin late !"
     
  12. Not standing from under may have the same result as standing in direct line of recoil. Actually, try not standing in direct line of recoil when working on the casing during harbour stations...there just ain't no place to hide!
    Do not stand in a bight or coil either...common sense really.

    Stand from under was also used to warn a miscreant that punishment was coming their way if continuing down the same route.
     

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