To throw away a ship will be do these types of an act upon or in regard to it as causes it to perish or perhaps lost, in order to be irrecoverable by ordinary means. The expression is similar to "destroy," consequently to unfit a vessel for service beyond the hope of recovery by ordinary means. U. S. v. Johns, 20 Fed. Cas. 616; U. S. v. Vanranst, 28 Fed. Cas. 300.
place or cast away
I was never cast away nor distressed in any weather, though I encountered some severe storms.