Hooks for catching and boarding boats
The buccaneers assaulted the ships by throwing hooks, which hooked the deck, ladders and sails. They prevented them from leaving them and being able to flee. And the boarding with fury
Jumping from the pirate ship
No possibility of escaping by hitching the pirate ship. They threw hooks that became entangled with the ropes and ladders of the masts and sails. Hook the boats that they wanted to capture, to prevent them from fleeing and being able to board them.
Boats trapped and unable to escape
They cannot flee, if they are hooked, as they would also take the other ship after them.
The pirates did not want to spoil the ships and even less their valuable merchandise. They came to steal and seize everything that could have a value and sell it later if possible. For this reason they avoided using the cannons and tried to assault the ships by boarding with hooks.
Warning and final threat to merchant ships
Full sail chase
In cases where after the warning the ships fled, the pirates pursued them. As they always had lighter boats, they soon closed the gap and caught up with them.
The chase was rarely too long and they prevented the deployment of more of the ship’s sails by firing on her deck. This rain of shrapnel forced the crew to take cover.
Immobilize it with hooks against the boat
They prevented the ship from navigating and moving away
They fired on the decks of the ships so that no one from the crew saw what was happening and oppose what was coming. They threw ropes with hooks at the ends that were hooked on the sides of the ships and on the strings of the sails.
While some pirates continued firing on the deck, others pulling the ropes brought the two ships closer.
They leaped on deck like savages
When the pirate ship was already hooked
When the ships were very close they would jump onto the deck of the other ship armed to the teeth and a fierce battle would ensue that they normally won by number and weaponry.
To carry out the boarding of the ships they used hooks. This allowed them to immobilize them long enough to be able to board them.