French gunners aimed for a ships rigging, using chain shot to dismast and disable an enemy ship. British gunners were more ruthless, firing grapeshot and canister into the enemys hull to kill as many of her men as possible.
"A Tender bringing the Crew" ~ Oil Painting by Everhardus Koster Dutch Painter who specialised in River & Sea Scenes . The Holland sailing line "Seven Provinces", built at the Shipyard of the Admiralty of Rotterdam in 1665 .
After their disastrous trip upon The Dare, Len and his company are less keen to brave the Sea of Shanidar on The Maru, but needs must. They're right to be afraid, as the journey is far more dangerous, made all the more treacherous by their pirate hosts!