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Old February 11 2012, 08:33 PM   #37
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Re: Engineering's curved hallways

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Left and right full (or X degrees) rudder have been the standard commands since World War I.
...Replacing "starboard" and "port", respectively. And that's not an error.
That was true in the days of sail, when steering commands were tiller commands.

To come full starboard (right) the tiller would be swung as far as possible to the port (left), opposite of the intended direction. On a ship with a modern helm, the wheel (or more recently, the joystick) is turned in the intended direction of travel.
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