When a naval vessel runs up “turn nine,” they mean 90-degree turn to the right

Italian translation: Vai (vira) per ore nove (=destra)/tre (sinistra)

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English term or phrase:When a naval vessel runs up “turn nine,” they mean 90-degree turn to the right
Italian translation:Vai (vira) per ore nove (=destra)/tre (sinistra)
Entered by: Vico Terzi

21:50 Nov 29, 2009
English to Italian translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime / Flag signal
English term or phrase: When a naval vessel runs up “turn nine,” they mean 90-degree turn to the right
I need to know if there is an Italian equivalent for that "turn nine". Unfortunately the nature of the text is not such as to allow me to dodge the problem with a discursive solution, as the text speaks of symbols and their meaning and is making a pont about it with the maritime example.
I looked on the Web but could not find much, other than generic flag codes.
Any help to cast some light is appreciated.
Vico Terzi
Italy
Local time: 19:58
Vai (vira) per ore nove
Explanation:
Ero in marina militare e si diceva di andare per ore....; le nove sarebbe 90° a sinistra, essendo mezzogiorno la prua della nave. Se avesse detto vira per ore tre avrei capito che il timoniere doveva andare 90° a dritta (a destra).
Virare vuol dire girare; spesso di dice comunque : "vai per ore 9"


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Note added at 1 giorno10 ore (2009-12-01 08:48:53 GMT)
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Se la frase riporta che si tratta di una virata a DS, "nine" significa ninety, allora è giusto dire "vai per ore 3" oppure "a dritta, 90 gradi"
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Gian
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Grazie mille a tutti, ma soprattutto a Gian!
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4 +3Vai (vira) per ore nove
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when a naval vessel runs up “turn nine,” they mean 90-degree turn to the right
Vai (vira) per ore nove


Explanation:
Ero in marina militare e si diceva di andare per ore....; le nove sarebbe 90° a sinistra, essendo mezzogiorno la prua della nave. Se avesse detto vira per ore tre avrei capito che il timoniere doveva andare 90° a dritta (a destra).
Virare vuol dire girare; spesso di dice comunque : "vai per ore 9"


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Note added at 1 giorno10 ore (2009-12-01 08:48:53 GMT)
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Se la frase riporta che si tratta di una virata a DS, "nine" significa ninety, allora è giusto dire "vai per ore 3" oppure "a dritta, 90 gradi"

Gian
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Local time: 19:58
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Grazie mille a tutti, ma soprattutto a Gian!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Zerlina: meglio di così!
3 hrs

agree  Anna Fontebuoni: anche "a" ore nove A
8 hrs

agree  Maria Giovanna Polito
11 hrs

neutral  Françoise Vogel: 90°, non ore 9 in questo caso
23 hrs
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