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The one available fireship
, the Vulcan, was anchored across the line of French men-of-war, its cannon double-shotted to achieve maximum effect.
For example, Pine's engraving, English Fireships
Dislodging the Spanish Fleet before Calais, shows the inhabitants of Calais disporting themselves as if by day; 'But we now know the fireships
went in at midnight', Oakshett points out.
Talks going nowhere, Mansel tried to send in fireships
, but this proved useless, as the wind shifted.
Equally as daft, Raleigh is seen commanding the fireships
that partly destroy the Spanish fleet when in fact he was on shore.