Note: The adverb is aft, thus; "The after gun is mounted aft"
- I don't think this is an adverb. It tells us nothing of how the gun was mounted but where: towards the after end of the ship or, in the after end of the ship. In these cases it is a preposition.
Definition needs to be minimized
In the first definition- subsequently to; following in time; later than, should be changed to- subsequent to; following in time or order. Changing "subsequently" to subsequent, adding or order and truncating, later than. The fifth, sixth and seventh definitions are redundant, merely reiterating the concept of "subsequent to".
The seventh is really redundant. The term "in spite of" is very ambiguous, and virtually slang. Inclusion of this definition is going the way of qualifying any synonymous phrase as a definition. JustaAverageJoe 18:00, 31 July 2009 (UTC)