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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flagBelgium
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flagDenmark
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flagUnknown
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flagthe Netherlands
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flagthe United Kingdom
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flagPoland
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flagSpain
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flagFrance
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flagGermany
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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flagCroatia
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flagItaly
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flagSweden
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flagRussia
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flagCanada
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flagNorway
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flagIndia
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men68%
women50%
cavalry
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sailors
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hulls
14%
31%
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