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Man Overboard! You've got the Conn...
Last Post 04 Dec 2007 09:42 AM by XShipRider. 2 Replies.
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04 Dec 2007 12:16 AM
    This turn allows the ship to come about on a reciprocal course of the base trackline. Name the turn type and the appropriate initial rudder order (right or left Full).


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    04 Dec 2007 01:28 AM
    Under "man overboard rescue turn", Wikipedia lists four turns: the Quick Turn, The Anderson Turn, the Williamson Turn, and the Scharnow Turn. The Quick Turn appears to apply to sailing vessels, which doesn't fit with your question. The Anderson Turn brings you back over the same spot on the same heading, not a reciprocal heading. So that's not it. The Scharnow Turn is apparently applicable when the spot being returned to is relatively far aft. So, I'll guess the Williamson Turn. Again, according to Wikipedia, the rudder should initially be put full over toward the side the man went over until your course deviates 60 degrees from your base course. At that point, the rudder should be shifted fully to the opposite side and maintained until you are within 20 degrees of the reciprocal course, at which point the rudder should be put amidships.


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    04 Dec 2007 09:42 AM
    Williamson it is. Some call it a destroyer turn ala the Russo-Japanese War. The rudder shift is to kick the stern, with its rapidly spinning screws, away from the poor sap who fell overboard. The OOD or Conning Officer almost has to witness the event in order for the rudder shift to work properly.<!-- Edit -->

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