steerageway


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steer·age·way

 (stîr′ĭj-wā′)
n.
The minimum rate of motion relative to the water required for a ship or boat to be maneuvered by the helm.

steerageway

(ˈstɪərɪdʒˌweɪ)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical enough forward movement to allow a vessel to be steered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steerageway - (nautical) the minimum rate of motion needed for a vessel to be maneuvered
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
speed, velocity - distance travelled per unit time
Translations

steerageway

nSteuerkraft f
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A vessel other than a law-enforcement or rescue vessel that approaches within [100 feet of a divers-down warning device on a river, inlet, or navigation channel] [or] [300 feet of a divers-down warning device on waters other than a river, inlet, or navigation channell must proceed no faster than necessary to maintain headway and steerageway. A violation of this law constitutes Reckless Operation of a Vessel.
We reported the exclusive story on USS Franklin (CV 13), which Was preparing for air strikes in Japan when two Japanese bombs hit the ship, In spite of heavy casualties, the ship's crew fought until the fires were checked, steerageway was regained and the ship triumphantly pulled in to port without sinking.