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    Re: Naming Ships
    From: Philip Ouvry
    Date: 2003 Jan 24, 19:58 +0100

    Ships are named like persons, without the definite article.   We would refer
    to HMS WARRIOR or USS FORRESTAL just as we would not refer to The Robert Eno
    or The John Titterton.   However a public house might be called The Admiral
    Nelson.   Ships are regarded as female.
    
    However I suppose if you have a ship named after you, I suppose Robert Eno
    and The Robert Eno might differentiate between the two!
    
    Incidentally veering is when the wind changes in a clockwise direction, ie
    north to northeast.     Backing is the reverse, ie north to northwest.
    
    Best wishes.
    
    Philip Ouvry
    
    
    

       
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