Saving 80,000 Gold in an Another World for Retirement - Chapter 240
Portrait of the Battle 7
Credits to: Philip, jorgelotr
[<Naidy>, is leaving the battlefield! It looks like it’s having difficulty maneuvering!] Watchman
[Damn it!] Melberg
At the poop deck of the 1st squadron’s flagship [Atrill], the Fleet commander of the 64th fleet, Vice Admiral Melberg, looked like he had chewed a bitter bug.
A warship does not sink so easily. So, if their defeat is confirmed, there is no problem if they fall back.
Fortunately, the direction of the escape route is leeward, and it is not so easy for a sailing ship to seize an almost intact enemy ship with a sail escaping leeward. So if they decided to escape now, they are unlikely to be captured and be taken as prisoners. Yes, there is no problem.
…Except, for one thing, they will be held accountable for their defeat of this battle, the fall of the colony, and all the disastrous routs of his military life will end.
But he cannot let such a trivial matter kill many soldiers and ships.
Courageous action is by no means just a reckless head-on assault on the enemy.
[I have no choice but to withdraw from those enemy ships…] Melberg
[Multiple-shell hits in the front of the enemy ships!] Watchman
Fleet bombardment is an impressive naval battle tactic but it requires shooting at a distance of about 200 to 300 meters.
So, with the exception of the number of misfires due to some mistake, most cannonballs would not fall short of the enemy ship. And most of all, any ship that is still battle-worthy in this squadron has just fired a shot earlier, and there should not be a ship that can be bombarded at the moment.
[Back to starboard, 3 ships approaching, 40-gate ships! That’s… eh…] Watchman
The watchman cut off his words.
[Half of them dropped out? Which squadron?!] Melberg
The commander tried to confirm which squadron lost half of it’s six ships…
[40-gun gates, the [Carriard], and 2 other ships! The expedition fleet that departed last year in search of a new continent!] Watchman
[What the hell did you say!!] Melberg
It sounds good, but the odds of survival aren’t that high, it’s a big gamble.
Three old ships on the verge of being abandoned were given to a slave trader who has entered the political and business world.
And the poor convoy that was sent out by putting together the out-goers, the fallen, the problem children and the politically <those whom they wanted to disappear>. Everyone thought, <this time, these guys will die somewhere>, but never uttered it.
[Why are they…] Melberg
[Another volley, this time multiple hits!] Watchman
The 3 40-gun ships have 20 gates on either side. The first salvo was from one side followed by the second from shot in the other…
With 40 shells for each ship it’s no wonder at least a few will hit the enemy ships, even at this distance. No matter how far we are from the enemy, it’s not that big of a deal.
However, the shell is not packed with explosives, it is just a lump of iron. A few iron balls hitting a huge warship doesn’t do much damage.
Also, shooting from a long distance instead of approaching the enemy ship means less damage.
And it wasn’t about the multiple artillery fire from the 3 ships, or how many the shells hit the enemy ships that were in the commander’s head, but about the mystery of why they were here now.
[But if the 3 ships kept shooting from a long distance without approaching…] Melberg
Don Don Don Don Don!
There was a sudden sound of the bombardment and the incredible sight caught in his eyes.
Yes, his squadron is positioned on the windward side and the enemy ships are on the leeward side. Although the odds were supposed to be 6 to 4, the three ships behind them have been severely damaged by the other enemy squadrons that had been engaged in the same voyage, and all the ships are tilted to the leeward side. The lowest gun deck was exposed to the waves, the cannons were pointing too downward, and the muzzle could not be pointed at the enemy ship due to narrow elevation range, so it could not be used. It was far inferior to the enemy in terms of artillery power.
But then, there were old ships between his squadron and the enemy squadron. Moreover, the distance to the enemy ship is unthinkable.
[That’s imposible! It wasn’t there until a while ago. It was definitely not there!] Melberg
Despite the commander’s words, the old ships fired on one side of the enemy’s lead ship… And then it disappeared.
The poop deck of the flagship was wrapped in silence.
It is natural. No one has the words to say right now.
Don Don Don Don Don!
This time, the old model ships appeared on the leeward side of the enemy’s leading ship.
And another one-sided salvo. Since it was on the opposite side of the previous one, it is natural that the preparations for the bombardment were completed. This time it’s on the windward side, so of course, all of the guns, including the ones on gun deck at the bottom, could be used.
In the first shot, the lowest gun could not be used, but it was close range, and the gun of the mysterious ally was slightly downward. Because the enemy ships were inclined to the leeward side, the part that was originally under the waterline was exposed to the sea surface.
And, of course, the target was <that part below the waterline, which is originally below sea level>.
There is an option to aim at the enemy ship’s gun gate and reduce their attack power, but this ally-of-justice ship seems to have chosen the option of aiming to give the opponent a fatal injury, that is, <sinking> by concentrated attack under the waterline instead of aiming at the gun gate.
The 20 shells fired were aimed at the part near the surface of the sea, and some of the shells that had fallen to the surface of the sea bounced off the surface of the sea and pierced into the side of the enemy ship.
And a follow-up attack on the opposite side.
This time it was an attack from the leeward side, so it was a one-sided salvo including the bottom layer guns.
The enemy ship is leaning towards us showing the deck, and since our guns are pointing upwards, we cannot aim near the waterline. So this time the target was the deck of the enemy ship.
Break the mast, cut the rope, shred the sails, and kill the sailors.
…Yes, it causes the enemy to lose their ability to navigate.
Earlier, I opened a hole under the waterline on the opposite side. If the enemy ships lose their ability to sail or change their angle with respect to the wind, the ship’s tilt could be restored or reversed…..
On the Vanell Kingdom side, the breach was clearly visible near the waterline of the enemy ship from the first bombardment. And, of course, the damage to the mast and the devastation on the deck that was received in the second bombardment.
Furthermore, it seems that the allied old ships are attacking the deck with flammable jars.
Put oil in the jar, cover it with a cloth, light it, then throw it. It’s a throwable tool aimed at enemy ships. It can easily reach the enemy ship at such a very close distance.
The hands of fire are quickly spreading to the enemy ship. This is far from depriving them of maneuverability. Then, when the sail is lost and the hull tilts back, a large amount of seawater will breach the underwater part of the ship.
[Enemy squadron’s flagship is slowing down! It’s dropping out of the line!] Watchman
If the speed of the first ship slows down, the second and third ships will collide. And since they can’t apply the brakes, they’ll have to avoid the leading ship.
And the rest of the enemy fleet will be confused by the sudden change, of course, greatly disturbing the battle line, and removing this ship from their range in the process.
And the officers, even when the reports from the sailors reached their ears, they cannot process it into their heads.
However, while the deck was standing in vain, the gun deck had been desperately loading the next round. When that preparation is complete…
[It disappeared……] Sailor
And the allied ships disappeared once again.
When they thought that it was the end of the miracle, the old ship reappeared for the third time. However, it’s a different ship from the previous one. It appeared behind the enemy’s second ship, at a very close distance that could almost come into contact. The course is orthogonal.
……In other words, it’s pointing through the stern of the enemy ship from the side.
Speaking of what we are doing at this relative position…
Don Don Don Don Don!
We fired from the frontal gun, towards the stern of the enemy ship.
Bombardment from the stern side to the bow side, from a very close range, from all gates on one side.
The shells are penetrating the hull that has no defensive bulkheads. The biggest weakness of sailing ships.
It could exactly be described as the work of the devil, such as hitting it with all the shells on one side at once.
[That’s not how it works…] Melberg
Everyone at the poop deck of the 1st squadron’s flagship of the Vanel Kingdom nodded in their hearts to the voice muttered by the Vice-Admiral.
Yesterday, June 2nd, “I will survive by using potions!” Volume 6 has been released. (^^) /
It seems that there was an early sale from the end of last month… (^^ ゞ
A newly written short story, “Fighting!” It is a recommended item that includes “Goddess’s Eye”, “Marielle and Silver Species”, and “Three Oaths”. (^^) /
The battle of the orphans going after Kaoru is gone.
Ed’s wishes and preparations for the future.
And Marielle’s feelings …
On June 9th, “I will survive by using potions!”, “Saving 80,000 gold coins in a different world in preparation for my old age”, 6 volumes of comics will be released at the same time! !!
I look forward to working with you. (^^) /
The reason why the crew of the patrol aircraft is called “Crew” is that the Maritime Self-Defense Force calls it that way. (^^) /
In interview articles and public relations articles, the interviewer hears “crew” or is written as “crew” so that the general public can easily understand it, but the people in the field say “crew”. …….(When you google, many of the sentences written by the crew members are written as 『クリュー』 “Kuryu”.)
Therefore, I intentionally shake “Crew” and ruby.
I was hoping that the people involved would do something about it…
……No, there are too many indications and typographical errors in the impression column……. 〇 | ￣ | _
Also, Mitsuha sometimes makes a silly misunderstanding.
The poop deck is simply called a “bridge”.
Due to the era and the structure of the ship, the command post is a ship’s part that should not be called a “bridge”, but that is Mitsuha’s misunderstanding drawn by the knowledge of the modern earth…
Or, at the time of translating the local language into Japanese, it was translated so that it would be easy to understand.
……So by no means, the author is ignorant! The ignorant one is Mitsuha! !! (^^) /
No, the author is quite wrong, but that’s it, “That is that and this is this!, “Make a shelf in your heart!” That’s it… (^^) /
(For the time being, everything that was written as “Bridge” should have been changed to “Poop Deck”… If it wasn’t fixed, Mitsuha just made a mistake! (^^ ゞ)
Mitsuha said, “I studied sailing ships,” but in reality, it seems that she just watched a black-and-white anime called “Pirate Prince” and read the Hornblower series. 〇 | ￣ | _
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