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    Could someone please advise me of what is meant by the term "Fine" pertaining to fighter attacks? For example "Starboard fine quarter down." Initially I thought it might be a transcription error, but a Google search reveals that it is common terminology.

    Thanks in advance!

    Jim

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    Mr Wiki’s glossary of nautical terms gives:-

    “Fine
    Narrow (fine) in appearance from the vantage point of a lookout or other person viewing activity in the vicinity of a ship, e.g., another ship off the starboard bow with her bow or stern facing the viewer's ship could be described as "fine on the starboard bow" of the viewer's ship.”


    Its opposite is “broad”.

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    Thanks Peter. That makes sense now. I hadnít come across the term until I started browsing some of the combat reports. At first I thought it might be a transcription error, but as it came up multiple times I realized it was the intended term.

    Jim

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