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
0%
7%
15%
76%
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flagAustralia
8%
0%
13%
73%
23
flagFinland
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0%
27%
72%
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flagthe Netherlands
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8%
21%
67%
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flagFrance
12%
8%
12%
66%
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flagUkraine
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16%
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flagthe United Kingdom
8%
6%
17%
65%
305
flagDenmark
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21%
64%
14
flagRepublic of Ireland
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63%
30
flagPoland
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7%
20%
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flagGermany
6%
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62%
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flagSpain
8%
12%
16%
62%
24
flagCroatia
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10
flagItaly
19%
11%
11%
57%
26
flagthe United States
17%
8%
14%
56%
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flagUnknown
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26%
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30
flagCanada
32%
7%
10%
50%
28
flagSweden
7%
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flagNorway
13%
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30%
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flagIndia
33%
11%
22%
31%
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Gender

men64%
women49%
cavalry
11%
10%
sailors
7%
7%
hulls
16%
32%
masts and sails
65%
49%

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