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    Conning? [Re: Master & Commander]
    From: Jared Sherman
    Date: 2003 Dec 10, 06:05 -0500

    From Bruce Stark's forward and the mention in it of a "conning officer" I 
    became curious, as I've only heard the term "conning tower" as a part of a 
    submarine, and never a "conning officer". Now I find a 1913 Webster's 
    definition of "The shot-proof pilot house of a war vessel."
    
    Where does the word "conning" come from in naval use? Is it still actually 
    used to refer to anything except a conning tower?
    
    
    

       
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