Corrected entry: When Blackthorne is steering the Japanese galley duing a storm, Rodrigues goes forward to tell him how to steer around the rocks ahead. At one point, Rodrigues yells, "Hard a-port!" At the time, the term for the left side of a ship was "larboard." The term was replaced with "port" in the mid-1800's because "larboard" was easily confused with "starboard."
Trivia: The characters John Blackthorne and Toranaga are based upon two historical figures: Togukawa Ieyasu and William Adams, an Englishman who both became a samurai and a close advisor to Ieyasu in the 1600s.
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