Not the least wonder of these twenty minutes, to my mind, is the behaviour of the two helmsmen.
I glanced at the mate, who had just released the wheel to the helmsmen.
Desmond took his post by the side of the captain, whence he could direct the helmsmen.
Desmond pointed out to the helmsmen the exact spot for which they were to steer.
The brace of helmsmen, doffing their caps, ...