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'Bout ship

Posted by Don howard on October 19, 2004

In Reply to: 'Bout ship posted by SR on October 19, 2004

'bout ship' is merely short for bring about the ship-change course in otherwords. Dating from the days of sail it is still used sometimes, as in: A pilot saying to the deck officer: "I am going to bring her about soon. (change direction of the ship.) He will then give the new course, "right easy , hold on 180, for instance.