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The Caine Mutiny - Study Guide Chapter 30, "The Mutiny" Summary & Analysis

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The Navy recommends that in a typhoon, a ship turn into the wind and sea and ride out the storm. Queeg orders all engines ahead full, right standard rudder, and runs out of the wheelhouse. Stilwell spins the helm, but the rudder is out of the water. The Caine rises and falls on the waves, blown sidewise like flotsam. Radar goes out. Now the Caine is broadside to the wind. Maryk orders the rudder hard right and begins to manipulate the engines, swinging the ship's head slowly south instead of broadside to the wind.

Queeg returns to the wheelhouse and refuses to ballast the tanks. The barometer is now 28.94. Queeg demands to know why the rudder is at emergency right. Maryk replies because the ship is yawing to port and the "weather vane effect" is taking over...

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