the engine rooms lay astern
Langsdorff, a torpedo specialist, kept both ships astern to give them the smallest possible target with regards to a torpedo attack.
The Ganda slid into formation off the Soyuz's starboard side, slightly astern .
We carried on relentlessly until we beached, having dropped our anchor astern in order to hold us square on the beach and not drift sideways.
After securing the boat astern , the remainder of the transit is taken up with preparations for the diving equipment and gear.
Fletcher, now without air cover and highly vulnerable to attack, only learned after midday that, quite contrary to his expectations, the Japanese carriers were somewhere astern of him and had sunk two of his ships.
Captain Elsper went astern , and as his ship came free tried to head for Tobermory.
And as the Tall Ships departed they played for His Royal Highness Prince Willem of Orange during his review of the traditional sailing fleet, which was formed up just astern of HMS Exeter.
With a fast dropping ebb tide she was unable to come astern off the bank and was left high and dry until five in the afternoon when she was assisted off the bank by tug.
I put Margarita hard astern , yelling at Paul to grab the line and pull slack into the cockpit.