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Range was a naval term commonly used from the early eighteenth century to describe the position or course of a vessel in relation to another object. Mariners consequently spoke of ranging up to, or along, the coast of an island, or of other ships ranging along side, or ahead, of their vessel.

Prepared by: Turnbull, P
Created: 4 October 2001
Modified: 11 October 2001

Published by South Seas, 1 February 2004
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: Paul.Turnbull@jcu.edu.au
Prepared by: Paul Turnbull
Updated: 28 June 2004
To cite this page use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-ss-biogs-P000051

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