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By Cherkasov Vladmir

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.

HMS Victory by Geoff Hunt. Get your miniature www.shipmodelsuperstore.com

Geoff Hunt is one of the five-star artists of age of sail subjects, in this case HMS Victory

HMS Vanguard Royal Navy Ship - model for the royal ship from Fairhaven

HMS Royal George first rate ship of the line launch at Woolwich in 1756 John Cleveley the Elder, "The Royal George at Deptford Showing the Launch of The Cambridge" - detail/

1652 was de eerste Engels-Nederlandse oorlog, maar de Nederlandse vloot was verzwakt tijden s de Vrede van Münster. Dus moest Michiel de Ruyter op 29 juli 1652 vechten tegen de Engelsen.

"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 .

Christian Mølsted (1862-1930): The breakthrough in the Battle of Køge Bay on July 1st 1677. In the foreground the flagship Christianus Qvintus, 1920:

Christian Mølsted The breakthrough in the Battle of Køge Bay on July In the foreground the flagship Christianus Qvintus,

The 28 gun Frigate "Boreas", Captain Horatio Nelson   1787

The 28 gun Frigate "Boreas", Captain Horatio Nelson 1787

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!

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