Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy

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On Beam Ends

Specifically, means that a ship has gone through 90 degrees of roll, where her deck is now perpendicular to the water. However, in such case a ship could capsize, therefore it is more commonly used to refer to extreme rolling of the ship, even if less than 90 degrees.

Added: 2014-11-01 Last modified: 2014-11-01

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