fire ship

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a weapon consisting of a ship carrying explosives that is set adrift to destroy enemy ships

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Equally as daft, Raleigh is seen commanding the fireships that partly destroy the Spanish fleet when in fact he was on shore.
Using fireships as a weapon, the Wu strategist Zhou Yu drove Cao's troops back, securing the Yangzi region.