The Calypso was still making more than a couple of knots; she had steerage way.
The vessel moved slowly, carrying only enough sail now to give her steerage way.
The Hand dropped through the hatch into the steerage way and stood staring at the mess.
A good crew could sail under a low bridge without losing steerage way.
In anything more than a moderate sea, she sailed badly, sometimes just barely holding steerage way.
But she had steerage way, and Jim brought her round close by the staithe.
If there was just a breath of air, we could get some steerage way.
She was cruising at only six knots, barely enough to maintain steerage way.
A ship had to have steerage way on in order to be steered.
Bane picked up the bowl, but he didn't leave the steerage way.