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SHOT ACROSS BOW [1 record]

Record 1 2019-06-13


Subject field(s)
  • Sea Operations (Military)
  • Coast Guard
  • Special-Language Phraseology

A warning shot directed from ship or shore and designed to pass close to the bow of a vessel without hitting it.


The next day she fired a shot across the bow of Nashville when that merchantman appeared with no colours flying.


  • Opérations en mer (Militaire)
  • Garde côtière
  • Phraséologie des langues de spécialité


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