What was the main target for chain shot type of ammunition?

cavalry
sailors
hulls
masts and sails
In the Age of Sail, the French in par­tic­u­lar were adept at gunnery and often took the leeward position to enable their fleet to retire downwind while con­tin­u­ing to fire chain shot at long range to bring down the masts. Chain shot was normally not used as an an­ti-per­son­nel load; this role was ful­filled more ef­fec­tive­ly by grapeshot.

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flagAustria
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flagAustralia
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