The Beaufort Wind Scale was developed by Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort R.N. in 1805 to divide the force of wind into a scale of speeds and effects. The scale goes from force one (F1, very little wind) to force twelve (F12, severe storm) a describes the sea state expected with each force of wind. The Beaufort scale is still used today in the daily shipping forecast.
By SailingQuiz October 2019 Category: Sailing Terms
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