Title: Any Means Necessary
Word count: 100
Pairings or characters involved: Capt. Aubery, Lt. Mowett, foretopman.
Character to give rum to: Mr. Pullings
Notes: Answer to the anachronism challenge. Okay, I am having way too much fun with this challenge *g*
With dawn, came a call from the tops, “Sir! French frigate a point off the larboard bow.”
Captain Aubery needed no one to relay his orders; his great voice thundered through the ship. “Clear for action! All hands, man the catapults!”
“Sir,” reported Lt. Mowett, “I regret to report that we are nearly out of ammunition. I am not sure we will last the engagement.”
Jack frowned. “Well, use what you can then.”
“Aye, Sir.” Mowett saluted smartly and went to do just that.
Jack later regretted those orders. Even though they took a prodigious prize, he missed Aspasia’s milk.
Before the age of cannon, ships used to have catapults on board (though it must be noted that the primary methods of fighting were actually ramming and boarding). Special thanks to Monty Python.
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