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By Crusader1307

A Nautical (Sailing) Term, ''Abaft'' is relative to a Ship's Stern (or Rear). It is a Deck position used to measure distance from a Surface Object in relation to a portion of Deck (normally The Cockpit or Steerage) closet to The Stern. In simpler terms if a Shift was at a Rear angle to The Cockpit and Stern, if was identified as being ''Abaft to Stern''. The term is still is general Sea Usage.