Chaine shot

Chaine shot (Period)

Chaine shot (Period)

A chaine shot is a projectile, with spikes and weighted chains, shot from a cannon (usually at enemy ships); the flying chains cut through rigging.  It’s a period charge, found in the arms of Clifford, Earl of Cumberland, d.1542 [DBA1 9; also Guillim1 226].  See also chain, weapons.

Pawel z Grodzisna bears:  Per pale gules and vert, a chaine shot Or.

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