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%
6%
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80%
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flagAustralia
7%
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11%
77%
27
flagFinland
0%
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75%
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flagDenmark
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flagUnknown
9%
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flagthe Netherlands
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8%
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flagthe United Kingdom
8%
6%
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flagSpain
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flagPoland
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flagFrance
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25
flagRepublic of Ireland
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36
flagGermany
5%
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189
flagUkraine
15%
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flagItaly
18%
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flagthe United States
16%
8%
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flagSweden
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flagRussia
30%
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flagCanada
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flagNorway
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flagIndia
32%
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Gender

men68%
women50%
cavalry
10%
10%
sailors
7%
7%
hulls
13%
32%
masts and sails
68%
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